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+ nice style
+ always clearly
+ free zoom
- no special effects
+ nice build mood
+ exciting endgame
- no god feeling
+ appropriate sound effects
+ coherent, unobtrusive soundscape
- no dynamic background music
+ fair difficulty
+ each area has its advantages and disadvantages
+ challenging management
- but to hard in endgame
+ all giants immediately available
+ formable world from the beginning
+ settlements influence each other
- always the same starting phase
+ many achievements
+ detailed tutorial
+ 30, 60, 120-minute games
- no scenarios
- small world
The seed of a thriving planet and a wealthy population is a wonderfully welcome challenge in Reus.
Reus is a "God" game with a divergent, yet wonderfully appealing look and feel to it. While on the surface, your actions will decide the fate of the human race, at its core, the experience conjures up some elements that puzzle and match-type game enthusiasts may well find appealing.
The world begins as gray, face circuit - a 2D area - with a volcanic core. From the dead soil spring forth giants; great lumbering titans who slowly walk the land in huge strides. These giants are the agents of the player, ostensibly a god, and are the catalysts for the planet's rebirth.
Each of these behemoths has a niche, represented by their striking appearance. The blue-grey crab giant is a master of oceans, while his sentient mountain friend raises the land and creates deserts. There are four in total, covering the realms of the sea, desert, forest and swamp.
The basic concept is to use four giants - Ocean, Forest, Rock and Swamp - to place down biomes and resources with a suitably powerful thud. On their own, nomads will establish villages around those resources, and we help build them up by carefully manipulating the environment in their territories.
It’s tough, as there’s almost no space for trees, minerals or other natural resources, and no way to give the lazy little ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s a divine slap ‘round the ear from the Rock Giant. Instead, you have to make the most of their territory by combining and upgrading basic resources through symbiosis/transmutation. The desires of humans can complicate your life in other ways, too.
Give them too much too quickly, and they get greedy. If the greed of some humans does get the better of them, you can let them wage war on (and possibly destroy) other villages; you can try to punish them into a state of humility; or you can always opt for a good old-fashioned smiting via your rock giant's mountain ability.
Each new game from Reus is an opportunity to promote the world more and more. Checking off items on the long list of objectives - is opening up new resources and the game, getting more and more complex - from the development of a prosperous city with plants and animals, the development of which often goes to war.
Reus is a game of logical, organic systems presented as simply as possible.
Reus grows into a game that presents complex challenges, a great deal of flexibility, and the freedom to determine your own standards of success. The world is brightly hued, villages teem with busy denizens, the mineral veins, flora and fauna you seed across the planet are vibrant and diverse.
If you are looking for a simple sim game, or even a puzzle game that is something beyond dropping blocks, you should give Reus a look.
Score: 72 / 100
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