Recently I looked on the store page wondering what others thought of this game, and looking over the reviews I could only see ones that did not recommend the game, and in all seriousness I strongly disagree with these claims.
The game, much like any managment game, plays very slowly, you start off with a barly functioning settlement and create a thriving dwarven city/stronghold/research lab, really whatever you want to make as long as it involves dwarves. From the start you must gather food and minerals, level up your dwarves as you go, fight off monsters, decorate your town/city/fort etc and make sure your dwarves are happy, you need specific materials for specific pieces of furniture and so you should really look to dig everything you can, you can make traps, barricades, grow food and create an army of adorable little dwarves.
Honestly I love this game, it is slow but when you finally finish your 10 story all-marble throne room with pillars and suits or armour it is extremly satisfying. At one time I literally filled up the largest map with a city which I named Moria after the lord of the rings franchise.
The game is slow but satisfying and is NOT for people who do not like both trial and error and having to choose wallpaper for bedrooms...oh also you need to be patient, very patient.
Now, the game itself is only 10 dollars and I got a pre-order of it, it is fairly cheap comparing to most games and much better than a lot of more expensive ones *cough* infection survivor stories *cough*. All in all that is around pocket money price for the average teenage male/female assuming you don't spend it on something else.
As any proper review does, I need to point out the bad. The main point being that it is repetetive, very much so...to the point where the only reason you play story mode is to see what the ending is, which brings me to my next point, terrible writing. The story isn't immersive and feels like it was rushed, VERY rushed. But the levels are thought out well and allow a fun time while you struggle to understand what the hell is going on. And the worst part are the DLC's....ill just leave it like this.
All in all it a very fun game, it sqanders is potential a LOT, however I still love the game, and I love playing it, right now I am still trying to get enough dragonstone to finish my grand treasure chamber so I have to go, but seriously check the game out.