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Fights In Tight Spaces Beginner’s Guide

It seems that deck-building games are here to stay, which is not necessarily a bad thing. For these indie developers, it has however become difficult to stand out from the vast crowd of other deck-building games. Every now and again a champion emerges from the crowd, building on the foundation of games such as Slay The Spire and Monster Train to deliver something enticing and unique. With Fights In Tight Spaces, it’s a bit of both the games just mentioned with a healthy dose of Superhot. In this Fights In Tight Spaces beginner’s guide, we look at some tips and tricks to help you get to grips with the game and win more runs.

Health is everything

Our first tip in this Fights In Tight Spaces beginner’s guide is all about your health pool. It should be obvious, but this is your most important resource and indicative of your chances of success. If you regularly lose health because of bad positioning or reckless gameplay, the chances of you making it to the end of a run are slim. 

Fights In Tight Spaces beginner’s guide med-clinic and health

It is better to lose out on one or two attacks to preserve your health rather than losing health to deal small amounts of damage. There are medical clinics on your route as you move through a run, and for a small amount of cash you can heal some hitpoints. But being overly reliant on these is a bad idea, as a visit to the med-clinic means you miss out on card upgrades and other bonuses. 

Avoid bloating your deck

This is a universal truth for deck-building games, avoid picking up too many cards. After most encounters, you can choose from a variety of cards to supplement your deck. It is better to choose cards that suit the playstyle you are aiming for. It can be tempting to pick up random cards that are individually good, but remember, a lot of your chances of success depend on your deck synergy. The better your cards work together and the more likely you are to win a run. 

The fewer cards you have in your deck also allow you to plan your turns. The more cards you have, the more you have to rely on the chance to draw the cards you want to use. Unless you are aiming for an RNG-filled run, keep your deck under control.

Analyse each turn carefully

There have been many times where I didn’t look at what was happening, only to end the turn and get punched in the face. At the start of each turn, take a careful look at where your opponents will deal damage. It doesn’t help much if you dodge a punch only to step into a bullet. It’s easy to see one of your favourite cards in your hand and fixate on using it at all costs. Try to avoid this and keep a level head.

Another mechanic to take note of is the overwatch function. Certain enemies will have an exclamation mark icon above their heads, this means that they will react to you attacking or moving in their range. I have lost a lot of health due to not taking note of this status. If you know an enemy is going to react to you, use a card that adds block before you take your action to negate the damage of overwatch.

Experiment with the decks

Our fourth and final tip in this Fights In Tight Spaces beginner’s guide is all about the different decks. There are four decks to unlock, each with a quite distinct style of play. It is worth it to give each a few tries as you unlock them as they drastically change the way you play and you may have more fun than you think trying them out. I have played the game quite a lot, and I prefer the Counter Strike and Trickster decks as they allow you to make the most of the mechanics of the game. 

We hope this Fights In Tight Spaces beginner’s guide gave you some insight into the basic elements of the game. It really is a fantastic game, and pulling off an excellent strategy is very rewarding with the flailing ragdoll corpse of your enemies being the cherry on top.