Game Podunk's Jonathan Higgins writes:
"Following up a successful game probably feels intimidating most of the time, especially if you’re a small development team like Image & Form. If you’ve played and enjoyed SteamWorld Dig, you’re probably expecting me to use certain key words and phrases when describing SteamWorld Heist, like “it’s more of what you love about the first game” and "the gameplay is very similar." I invite you to toss all those precognitions out the window.
SteamWorld Heist isn’t an exploration-based platformer at all, but rather a turn-based strategy game mixed with elements of an action game. I got a chance to sit down with Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson at E3 and spent a good thirty minutes immersing myself in a whole new world, and a new gameplay style that couldn’t be more different from the game that came before it."