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DeAngelo Jan 19 @ 5:32am
Anything similar to this?
I picked this up cheap during a sale without looking at this hub and seeing all the complains (a mistake I'll never make again) and though it enrages me how the devs are acting (or not acting as it were) I am enjoying the game. I wanted to ask if there are any other games like this. It scratches an itch I never knew I had. I enjoyed Recettear since it has some similarities (Attracting heroes to fight for you) but I also like the town building and whatnot. I was looking at Gnomoria but that's getting just as many community complaints as this. I'll still probably buy it, but I wanted to check for any other suggestions. Thanks (No reason to use that, but just got it and wanted to try it out)
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ragnar119 Jan 19 @ 5:56am 
Actually, there are not that many games like this. The best ones are majesty 1 and majesty 2, Hinterland (but it is more arpg with town building segment), and i dotn know any more. There is dungeon village for android (you can run a emulator on PC if you dont have android)
DeAngelo Jan 19 @ 6:47am 
Thanks. I looked up Majesty when I was watching a tutorial for towns on youtube and the guy mentioned it. I might give it a try. By the way, if you're out for something similar to, give the Dark Cloud series on PS2 a try. Not too similar but somewhat close.
ragnar119 Jan 19 @ 9:46am 
Hmm, looks similar to hinterland, shame its on ps2. If you liked that game you should try hinterland
Solo Solitaire Jan 19 @ 11:22am 
If you like the hero system then Majesty does it very well. If you are looking for town building and defense then get Gnomoria, it is far superior to Towns in every way but has no hero system. I haven't seen anywhere near the number of complaints about Gnomoria that Towns is getting, not sure where you are getting that from.

Edit: Maybe look at this:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/224500/reviews/?p=1&browsefilter=toprated
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skyte100 Jan 19 @ 12:05pm 
Dwarf Fortress plus a graphics set is a possibility since odds are the default ascii will turn you off. The game is hard, you will inevitably lose. It is not for everyone. The thing is free though so it couldnt hurt to try.
DeAngelo Jan 19 @ 2:32pm 
I tried to get into dorf fort a long time ago. Spend about a month going between reading guides, watching youtube videos, and attempting to play. A lot of stuff seemed needlessly convoluted for no other reason than so people can say it's deep. Not saying it's a bad game or anything, just wasn't my cup of tea. I'll give Gnomoria a shot and pick up Majesty soon. Thanks.
Solo Solitaire Jan 19 @ 3:01pm 
I think you will enjoy Gnomoria but it will take a bit of playing it to understand all the systems. Once you get a handle on it, it is extremely flexible. I love all the options you have regarding the behavior of your gnome workers and soldiers. While not as deep as DF, Gnomoria is very deep still, deeper than Towns, and will take some play time to understand and appreciate.
DeAngelo Jan 19 @ 3:11pm 
I just tried to givve it a go and couldn't get my guys to even move. I assume the game was either paused or they hadn't been given commands. Tried to build a chair but couldn't since I probably don't have the right stuff. I'm just gonna play Towns for now (for all it's flaws and lack of support, I'm having fun for now. I'll probably stop having fun once I reach the limit of what they've updated) then later I'm gonna watch some of the youtube tutorials posted in the guides section here. I'm excited but kinda ♥♥♥♥ed. Discover a genre of games I love and then learn games for the genre are almost nonexistent.
skyte100 Jan 19 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by DeAngelo:
I just tried to givve it a go and couldn't get my guys to even move. I assume the game was either paused or they hadn't been given commands. Tried to build a chair but couldn't since I probably don't have the right stuff. I'm just gonna play Towns for now (for all it's flaws and lack of support, I'm having fun for now. I'll probably stop having fun once I reach the limit of what they've updated) then later I'm gonna watch some of the youtube tutorials posted in the guides section here. I'm excited but kinda ♥♥♥♥ed. Discover a genre of games I love and then learn games for the genre are almost nonexistent.
DF is the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ father of the genre. And these other game are attempting to make its fortress made accessable to everyone else and people are realizing "hey its actually pretty good when its not going to horribly maim me for everything i do!" That said its still hard to get the games for it right and there are other genres that are more popular that devs jump to first.
Solo Solitaire Jan 19 @ 4:38pm 
It's basically a new genre, started by Dwarf Fortress. There are others I have heard of in development, so in a few years you will have more options. Even though these other games aren't as deep as DF (been developed a LONG time already) I think any game of this sort you pick up is going to take a considerable investment in the game before you understand it, and even before you know how much you like or dislike it. I spent the time on Towns and count that as wasted time I regret spending. But Gnomoria was different. After I learned how to guide my gnomes to build and defend properly it was very rewarding and one of my favorite games.
navorskatie Jan 24 @ 9:32pm 
I don't see how you got the conclusion that Gnomoria has just as much complaints. I see more praise for it on its Steam forums.

I also suggest the Majesty series. Very fun imo. Majesty 2 has updated graphics but somehow did not capture my interest as much.

There is also the Cultures, Dungeon Keeper, Dungeons, game series.

They all deal with simulation of a town or dungeon (which is the town). The method of fighting is different in each game but it is still about watching your kingdom get bigger and better based on what you want to build.

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DeAngelo Jan 24 @ 10:51pm 
I only looked at a few comments and saw a lot of compaints. Must've just been an unlucky set I saw. Gonna get into gnomoria eventually. Just bought Grim Dawn so that's taking up my free time.
Cheechako Jan 29 @ 12:37am 
While it might not be like this of DF, if you are into a range of games that include these, you may want to look at Banished here on Steam. It is an indie game due to be released (not Greenlit or anything like that) Feb 18.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/242920
Solo Solitaire Jan 29 @ 1:02am 
Originally posted by Cheechako:
While it might not be like this of DF, if you are into a range of games that include these, you may want to look at Banished here on Steam. It is an indie game due to be released (not Greenlit or anything like that) Feb 18.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/242920
This looks quite good, eager to see what it's really like.
Cruentus Jan 29 @ 5:29am 
Originally posted by DeAngelo:
I picked this up cheap during a sale without looking at this hub and seeing all the complains (a mistake I'll never make again) and though it enrages me how the devs are acting (or not acting as it were) I am enjoying the game. I wanted to ask if there are any other games like this. It scratches an itch I never knew I had. I enjoyed Recettear since it has some similarities (Attracting heroes to fight for you) but I also like the town building and whatnot. I was looking at Gnomoria but that's getting just as many community complaints as this. I'll still probably buy it, but I wanted to check for any other suggestions. Thanks :d_ghost: (No reason to use that, but just got it and wanted to try it out)

Gnomoria is a great game that is similar to this and receives frequent updates.
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