The game brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features. In Towns you manage a settlement on top of an active dungeon. Instead of playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, how about playing the town that houses and caters to the hero's needs?
Användarrecensioner: Mest negativt (1,538 recensioner)
Utgivningsdatum: 7 nov, 2012

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Om detta spel

The game brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features.

In Towns you manage a settlement on top of an active dungeon. Instead of playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, how about playing the town that houses and caters to the hero's needs?


Both the RPG and strategic aspects will be fleshed out over a series of sprawling dungeons.


Attract travelling heroes that will independently explore the dungeons below, fight off monsters, gain levels, special skills and collect the best loot they can find in order to clear the land of all evil!


Craft unique weapons, trade with exotic items, obtain randomized loot, set up devious death traps and build a settlement capable of holding back the forces that come up from the depths!

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.3
    • Hard Drive: 20 MB HD space
    • Additional:The game needs Java 1.6 or higher
    Rekommenderat:
    • Minne:2 GB RAM
    • Ytterligare:Detta spel behöver Java 1.6 eller högre
    Minimum:
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.3
    • Hard Drive:20 MB HD space
    • Additional:The game needs Java 1.6 or higher
    Rekommenderat:
    • Minne:2 GB RAM
    • Ytterligare:Detta spel behöver Java 1.6 eller högre
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
1,146 av 1,200 personer (96%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
17.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 december, 2014
This game has been abandoned by the devs over and over again. During the most recent sale I pointed users to a great review about the history of the game and what has happened with the devs.. It was removed as "boycott thread" I then made a post regarding how it wasn’t and it was a review... I was then banned from the forums.

I have never seen such shadyness from developers or steam forum moderators. Stay FAR AWAY!!!

Here is why I was supposedly banned...
You have been banned from Towns Discussions by a forum moderator for your post in "Towns General Discussions":
YetiChow Moderator 3 hours ago
Deleted thread "Don't buy this game". Reason: spam, calls to boycott, and the fact that the same topic has been done to death already. Also a rather icky necroposting.

A reminder, these kind of boycott threads will NOT be tolerated. There's a reviews page for reviews; if people ask for opinions then that's another place to give them; but these unsolicited boycott threads are just unacceptable.

I highly disagree with this. My original post was notifying potential buyers of a great review that was written about this game. It told the back story of what happened with the devs for this game and how they abandoned it(surprise? it just happened again). How could that be a "boycott thread"? If I had somehow managed to find a positive review for towns and asked the user base to read it and get educated of the background of the game it would somehow be tolerated. This just again shows how shady you are YetiCHow for removing threads entirely and labelling them as something they are not.

Update: YetiChow has now updated his original post to again try to make me look bad. If you are going to police the forums in a dictatorship manner and not allow users to share reviews or their opinions unless it is in a positive way atleast own up to it.

YetiChow Moderator
I was going to avoid naming names in the hope this was an isolated incident; but apparently that's not the case. Also deleted another topic by the same user bizkit_109, written in response to my deleting the original thread. This user has now been warned, and further behaviour in the same manner will not be tolerated.

Apparently they like to silence any honest negativety towards the game and if you display any of that you get the big ban hammer. What a joke this develpoer is and the staff it lets moderate its steam forums.

UPDATE!!! MAY 28 2015 !!!!!
After a user made a post asking YetiChow to comment about my review he again went after me and spread more lies saying the following:
YetiChow Moderator
For the record, I'm the one who issued that ban, not Supermalparit, not Burningpet, nor Moebius (the "second dev" who seems to be the person this post is addressed to?). The reason I issued that ban was because the poster was spamming (and worse, abusing other posters as well as the developers; the spam offence happened to be the straw which finally broke the camel's back).
I didn't want him again to be able to lie to the community and spread more misinformation so I confronted him on this as I never attacked the devs nor another forum poster. He then banned me permanently from the forums. Here is the screen shot of his post, my reply, and my new ban. What a joke this guy is.

http://i.imgur.com/Auuyizz.jpg

STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS GAME AND ANYTHING ELSE SMP DEVELOPS!! They obviously have extremely poor judgement putting a guy like this in charge of their steam forums.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
62 av 64 personer (97%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 december, 2014
I would honestly pay to take this off my library list
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
59 av 60 personer (98%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
7.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 17 januari
So if Moderators or others push you to the demo, its not the best way to understand how the game is or how well it runs. First off, the demo does not give you the greatest feel for the game, just proves that the basic mechanics are working....

I'd also like to point this out, HEAVY MODERATION in the forums, see link below. If YETI does not agree with you or finds a reason to delete "negative" posts, he will. If you post in the forums, YETI will justify and "help" you make sense of the horrible AI and how the game was built as SH***Y as it is but it was all done like this on purpose. He responds to every comment to mask the amount of players who feel the same way about the game. Discussions that become overwhelming negative he will delete because the discussion is going in "circles" Check his own delete blog on the link below. This type of moderation in the forums is one attempt to keep the game alive. He HEAVILY defends the game at every chance even with all of the people arguing with him. The only people who agree are Lvl 0 Steam Users with Blocked Profiles.... Enough said.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/221020/discussions/0/35220315866244607/

Now for the review:

The game is time consuming which is why you may see players with a fair amount of hours, the bugs become more apparent the longer you play. Horrible AI, AI starving itself with plenty of food. Slow productivity of the AI. You have to micromanage every aspect of the game which to me and everyone else in the forums, is horrible AI construction and pathing that they will not fix. If you attempt to build a house all at once in the game, the builders constructing it will not stop working on it until it is finished, that includes dieing in the process from starvation (with plenty of food next to them).... feel free to drop me a comment on here with anything else you would like to know. *I do not respond to Lvl 0 Steam accounts with blocked profiles, your comment will get deleted.

Dungeons get even more involved and getting to them is a pain... to say the least. Construction is not polished at all.

To sum it up, the game runs, if you work around the poor mechanics of the game, it is playable. Its extremely time consuming which looking at this game, it should be a faster payout of fun since its a bit behind its time.

There is no Dev support in the forums, just moderators pushing the game every now and then. Development is next to nothing, look at the update history.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
41 av 44 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
88.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 februari
It was fun for a bit, but the devs ran off with everyone's money.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
34 av 35 personer (97%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
139.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 mars
Bought this game before it came to steam. I enjoyed it, it had some seriously cool things going for it as I'm sure you can see by the amount of hours I've played this game. With its interesting take and style from DF.

Sadly I can only say as a recomendation:

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! Read all the other reviews. This game is dead, how it's still for sale and at such a high price is beyond me.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
33 av 35 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 mars
Game is unfinished and abandoned. Don't waste your money.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
28 av 29 personer (97%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
330.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 februari
Held off for so long on writing this.

330 hours... Must be a great value right? Nope, nearly all of it was idle in the background while I waited huge amounts of time for the terrible AI to get anything done.

This game is a tedous unpolished mess, filled with either insane levels of micro management or giant periods of idle time. The AI is dirt poor and starves to death doing basic tasks. Asking questions about it on the forums will get you told by the moderator how it's not a bug and is really your fault... this is only true because you bought the game.

The dev also seems to think it's cool to appoint fanboy's and white knights as moderators. The Steam moderater doesn't moderate, he takes a clear side and bans people who disagree.

Do not buy this game, do not support this dev. There are reasons why the reviews are mostly negative.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
24 av 25 personer (96%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 december, 2014
Unfortunately, I am one of several stuck with this buggy, uncompleted mess. I would say that Towns exhibits the worst aspects of Early Access -- except that it is not and never was advertized as an early access game.

And now it is abandoned.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
22 av 23 personer (96%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 februari
Do not buy... Ever... Dev's left us high and dry with a 20% complete game. This is one of the games that burned me with early access and such.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
20 av 21 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
38.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 februari
Don't buy it, it's a scam... The game is there as advertized, but it's an alpha and it's staying an alpha... It's charging 15 dollars for a game that never gets updated. Bugs don't get fixed even after years of development. Features are still unfinished. Nothing has polish to it. This game should not cost what it does, and it should have been finished development years ago. I wouldn't complain, but I paid 15 dollars for it, so I have a right to. I was promised something that never came about.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
19 av 20 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
24.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 mars
Basically this started out in what appeared to be a promising direction, but then was promptly abandoned shortly after hitting Steam.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
16 av 17 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
7.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 mars
So what is with Towns?
I would rather say it's pretty dead. This game came 2012 to steam greenlight and was a interesting project, where you create a world in which yo have to make andventurers happy and not to be the adventurer.

But what did go wrong?
It's pretty easy. The developer cashed the money in, which was brought by many people, who were exicted (like me), to try it, to play it and to support it. But unfortunately the developement stopped in 2014.

What's wrong with that?
So the problem with this is, that this game is far from being finished. This game is still in alpha and lacks many features, so many that you could rather say it is not much fun to play this game. I got very disapointed as i have heard that and my money is lost, just because someone did not manage to get their things right and just because he did not have ambitions anymore to work on this project, he stopped!

I want to say one thing. I burned myself on this game and on some other. I would recommend for everyone not to buy early acess games or greenlights, just as they appear, but to wait and watch or to look at reviews. We gamers have to put a stop to such methods, we can not allow this to happen to us anymore!

I do not recommend this game, don't buy it and don't support someone who disappointed thousands of players, with an unfinished, not even polished, game. He earnend about 2 MILLIONS $ with it and left the game just as it is, UNFINISHED!

I would rather recommend you "DwarfFortress", it's free, developed by only 2 guys and can offer you much more. (PS.: Dwarf Fortress is very hard! and you probably need a texture pack!)
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
18 av 21 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
106.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 december, 2014
I want my ♥♥♥♥ing money back.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
16 av 18 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
28.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 januari
This game hits a couple sweet spots for me, in that you spend your time designing and issuing instructions to virtual "villagers" (or dwarves, employees, etc.) and then watching them go about their virtual lives. I purchased it rather early on in its existance, and enjoyed running through a few plays of the basics that were in place. It certainly never felt even remotely finished, and I decided to walk away from it and give the devs time to flesh it out.

They never did that. The original developers lost interest, which is a huge risk for people who are paid in advance for the promise of a product to come, and effectively decided to cut and run. They farmed the work to a new developer who was working solely for a percentage of future sales, and the small improvements that were being made never generated those.

This game is not actively being developed and is not worth a third of the asking price in its current state, which is a damned shame, becuase this genre could use more finished games, and fewer abandoned skeletal concepts.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
14 av 15 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 januari
tl;dr: STAY FAR AWAY AND DO NOT BUY
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This game could have been good. But the Dev abandoned the project. The decided to pick it up again. Then abandoned it again (I think). Its pretty infamous for being one of the first games out of Early Access and the first promising Early access game that sold a ton of copies where the dev "took the money and ran". This game burned a LOT of people on Early Access, and is still burning people. I cant believe its still for sale. Its a bug ridden incomplete mess taht never got out of Early Access and is being sold as a complete game.

Go play Dwarf Fortress instead.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
13 av 14 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
15.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 december, 2014
do not get this game the devs abandoned it. it was "classified" as finished but it feels like early beta
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
9 av 9 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 maj
Had potential until the greedy as hell Devs decided to take the money and run.

Support and development has been dropped for the longest time and at a steep £10 for a permanent Alpha I can't even begin to recommend this game to anyone unless you really enjoy wasting money.
Also might I add the development team are rude as hell and refuse to acknowledge this game's exsitence but keep it on Steam anyway just to pull in more money. Disgusting.
Never supporting these Devs ever again.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 8 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 februari
Someone died for no reason. The stench ofhis corpse killd everyone else. No wonder thou wert victorious, I shalt abdicate.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 8 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 mars
I actual bought the game shortly after the kick starter and have regretted since. It was a mistake on my part to believe the developers could come through and pay them before they did. Now they've abandoned it except for token update to try to look like they're still working on it. Don't make my mistake and avoid the game at all cost.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 9 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
4.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 december, 2014
Are you looking for a boring game? Getting the same experience as slowly gouging out your eyes with a spoon from the comfort of your own room? then buy this game.

"Its like skyrim, but with towns!" -IGN 69/69
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig