โพสต์: 19 เมษายน
Too Complicated For My Liking, Steep Learning Curve
I'm going to start off by saying this is not a review. This Is a suggestion that you try to find a demo or some way to play the game before you buy it. I have not played this game nearly enough to review it, This could be a really good game, There are certainly solid design ideas and game mechanics but... I'm really doubting that I'll be able to get into it.
Allow me to explain. In a game like civ 5, my experience has been that while there is strategic depth to be had, its not forced on you. I was able to pick up the concepts of civ 5 fairly quick, and I didn't have the feeling that I needed to understand everything to play the game. This game was precisely the opposite.
I was so completely overwhelmed in the tutorial by the sheer number of screens, boxes, information tabs, icons, phases, etc, that I quit the game out of frustration because I felt like I was retaining almost none of the information dumped upon me. Add to that the fact that almost every tab background was the same semi-transparent grey box making them all look fairly similar and the unnessary complication of the renaming of game concepts like money and resources to things like "dust" and "FIDS", and it's pretty clear to me that there were plenty of things that could have been made so much simpler without any real loss in depth.
To fans of the game, Please don't misunderstand me. I'm sure its a terrific game. I wanted to enjoy it as much as anyone else, but I have neither an extraordinary amount of patience nor a fantastic memory, and I feel like one of those things is required to enjoy this game.