Mars: War Logs
Has some solid ideas.
Excellent graphics, sound, and score.
Meaningful decisions and dialogue lead to distinct endings.
Loses momentum early.
Clunky UI and controls.
Camera issues, glitches, and a general lack of polish.
Terrible voice acting.
Combat becomes frustrating quickly.
Those ideas fall flat often.
By New Game Network on September 01, 2013
If you're after an RPG fix that doesn't demand a month of your life, then Mars: War Logs may be worth a look. The combat lacks depth and is a bit dull, but the moreish levelling system, branching conversations and various missions make it an...60
By Gaming Age on August 23, 2013
CommentIs Mars: War Logs a good game? By pretty much any objective measure, the answer is probably no. In fact, to be completely honest, it's kind of terrible. This is clear from the very first shot of the game, when you see a bunch of...54
By PCGamer on July 16, 2013
There’s also a B-movie charm to War Logs. It’s clumsily goodhearted, and has a couple of great moments where you feel like you’re affecting the world. Every bit of it needs more time and money, but it’s something of a surprise to find that I left the game genuinely fond of its big, fractionally-realised ambition.66
By ImpulseGamer on July 16, 2013
Mars: War Logs is worth a go as long as you understand out of the gate it’s not a triple -A -title. But as a gamer, a true gamer, you may just find yourself some entertainment here.65
By GameBanshee on June 19, 2013
Mars: War Logs, however, is not that kind of game. It's a game of flat, even mediocrity, that might not sink quite as low and be as broken as those niche titles I mentioned earlier, but doesn't have any of their highs either. Sure, there are a few neat ideas, but it's not enough. Ultimately, Mars: War Logs is as dull and barren as the planet it takes places on.50
By Destructoid on June 05, 2013
It's very clear that it wants to ape the best action-RPGs of the genre, but its too basal and hurried to pull off a single remarkable thing. It's a shame because Spiders' last attempt -- Of Orcs and Men -- was genuinely great, a game that similarly failed to be all it wanted to be, but at least had an interesting story and some wonderful presentation.50
By GamePlanet on May 13, 2013
Mars: War Logs has big ambitions, but it feels like it was rushed out the door - perhaps due to budgetary constraints. The makings of an impressive game are here, unfortunately it just doesn't hold together particularly well.45
By PlayTurn on May 13, 2013
At several points in the story, NPC are introduced who only increase the distance between the player and the world of the game, which is the exact opposite of what any game should be striving toward. It's a shame, really, as the fight mechanics and introduction hint at a really solid game that is almost there.60
By JustPushStart on May 11, 2013
That being said, its Spiders’ ambition that leads to moments where you glimpse their ultimate goal, and that may be enough for some to see the adventure through to the end. With the game carrying a price of $20 currently, most may wish to wait for a drop before trekking through this mixed creation.55
By ThunderboltGames on May 10, 2013
With better pacing and a lot more balancing, Mars: War Logs could have been a fresh, satisfying take on BioWare’s proven formula. Its intriguing premise and characters eventually succumb to its broken systems, creating a fiction you’ll hope sooner to finish than completely understand. Maybe Mars just isn’t worth fighting for.40