Did you know that about 80 percent of all of the world's species are insects? Or that there could be anything from 2 million to 30 million different types of insect on the planet? Or that, at the time of writing, there are about 10 quintillion individual insects alive across the globe? Yes? No? Either way, don't worry, it's a rhetorical question. I'm just wowing you with my Google skills in a bid to start this review with a topical fact or statement, in the hope that I'll be able to end it with another one to show how clever I am, and to make the review go by with a bit of snap and zing.
And with that mention of snap and zing, it's on to Drone Tactics, which is a snappy, zingy little insect-based turn-based strategy game which could easily fly under your radar on account of the fact that it doesn't really have the fanfare, or the pedigree of some of the finer examples of the turn-based strategy genre.
Like plenty of other Japanese turn-based strategy games, the actual turn-based strategy is wrapped up in a sort of RPG-lite, with a story that proceeds via (lots of) talking heads, involving a party of characters who stick with you from beginning to end. That story is actually one of the reasons that this game might otherwise go undetected, because it is basically childish and silly (though, once you accept that, it's certainly not without its charms, or sophistication if you're prepared to look deeply enough).