Pubblicata: 28 giugno
Tbh I don't know if I should recommend this game or not...I clicked recomend because I enjoyed it (and I think my review is pretty honest so I don't want to have it masked/taken down as others seem to have been), but the thing is I cannot tell you why I liked it so much (though after 244 hours of game play I felt that I should at least try to review it). I've also experianced the errors previous reviewers have talked about so if you are worried about those I don't recommend you buy this game, though I did honestly enjoy my time (as I go onto explain).
(P.s. sorry for all the brackets I didn't really know how to start this review, but lets jump in)
At first I really hated this game, I didn't know how the layers worked or what I was doing and had to restart countless times. At one point I thought I'd quit, though because my brother had bought it and it was one of my first steam games I decided I would give one last good try.
Starting in a winter world (which is completely dominated by monsterous and powerful yeti's) my town of 20 was beaten back to just two to one-three guys (I can't remember how many probably two). Luckily they'd picked some fruits off some trees and I managed to retreat into the caves and block myself off from the Yeti outside world. Slowly I managed to turn my few fruit trees into a little cavern of food and my people were able to survive. After a while the caves became constricting and I needed to expand outside. I knew (by google) that more towns folk would only arrive if my people were happy (which they now were) and if they could actually get to my town from the corner of the map - stuck in a cave I guess this was a problem.
I managed to get my townies to avoid the Yeti's on the south-west side of the cave and I built a outdoor fenced area where I could now grow trees who needed to be on different soil and I had a gate to let new townies in.
Eventually I was able to expand my huge cave fortress across all the mountains, I had dug underground to collect armour and armour building equipment from the enemies below and I faced the yeti's in an epic battle of survival in which I won.
Skip ahead a few hours and my townies owned the map, had built a lake with a giant castle in honour of the war and a grave yard in which many brave soldiers perrished. Including my favourite townies who all had names (yes I learnt some of the names.) I continued down about 10 levels of dungeon and this is about when I started to stop playing. I guess I had quite a few goals and enemies in my game experiance and so I thoroughly enjoyed it.
THERE ARE A FEW CONS:
I'm not sure if after playing this game for so long with very little else to do I began to enjoy it, or if it was a combination of the difficulty of my original situation in the winter world and own imagination of each of my townies lives that got me to love this game. Either way I do love this game though I also understand the negative comments.
Just to clarify, I've had people die on building walls and I don't know how they got there. You have to be careful in what way things are prioritised. The AI are quite slow at building and that does rack up the hours, but you can leave it running for a while once you've got started with a bunch of tasks for them all to do. Baking is esential and so are fruits and stores and this really threw me off because people would just starve themselves out for no good reason. Sometimes when my townies had died I'd had to go back to a previous save just to figure out how and try to save them before they died again.
I by no means can tell you that this game is finsihed or of perfect quality, and if you're really worried about the £10 (it was cheaper when I bought it) then I wouldn't recommend it. Though what I can say, and have done a few times now, is that I really, really loved this game once I got into it. I guess the little micro managing and working out how it functions in the end made me feel a bit tallented at the game. :P