JTGA: From the moment you boot up, Phantom Doctrine immerses you in its moody, downtrodden world. The subtle, melancholic soundtrack sets a heavy tone; this isn’t a bombastic, shoot ‘em up adventure. This is a world where you see the wheel’s turn; where patience and careful planning is rewarded, and rash decision making is swiftly punished.
The turn based nature of traversal and combat cements a deliberate pace, and is a defining aspect of gameplay. You spend most of your time navigating various dingy locations, retrieving intel, bagging targets, and generally indulging your ultimate spy fantasies.