Apart from the UI, I would recommend… but why?
Well! Are you looking for a visually stunning, history sim-style RTS?
Was that yes?
You’ve found the right game, get the Early Access now, and add your mark on the games design process, before it’s too late!LIKES:
I’ll keep this short and simple:Graphics
– STUNNING… the willow trees look like willow trees, need I say more?Sound
– Does the job, not going blow you away, but better than a budget title by far!Mechanics
– These are unique in my opinion, to this game, but the tutorial really helps you out here. Try not to get ahead of yourself; if you don’t then you’ll be rewarded at the right time for the right things. OH! and the ZOOMIE CAM! Oh how I love this game mechanic, your able to zoom right out from the battle field and you’ll actually be able to control the game from a map that’s based on a table, assumingly Caesars battle map in this tent/base, really well done here!fun?
– draws you in, first of all with visuals but then by the historical facts it starts sharing with you along with a gameplay that is unique to itself, and finally by the pure attention to detail.DISLIKES:
Afraid to say it, but games these days almost always have something to complain about, and that’s the UI. As its Early Access, then I hope this fixes.
Oh you evil space consuming UI, thou art so frustratingly annoying!
Why does thee need a map when thee has a speedy scrolling map thingy…. Bla bla bla
Yeah it’s a real shame, it suffocates you like those moments when a cat sticks its tail right in your face! The game is so well visually designed, so much so that I would really start being absorbed into the game and feel like I was a real general overlooking the battlefield, but I can’t help but notice the UI.
Suffice to say I could go on for a while. I understand that someone has sat down and worked hard at creating this, so I appreciate that. However they want feedback and if this was improved it really would improve emersion, visual appeal and overall quality.OVERALL:
As you can see there is only one thing that really bothers me about this title, and I hope in some ways that helps you decide what you are looking for, as the game is damn good, certainly playable (unlike most Early access titles) and a damn good educational journey into the past.
If you love games of this style/genre, you will not be disappointed!APPROVED!
Posted: February 25th, 2014