UPDATE: REVIEW OF v0.1.6 AT THE BOTTOM
/start of v0.1.4 review
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE CURRENT (0.1.4) VERSION AND WILL CHANGE WITH EACH UPDATE
Right now the game is obviously in it's early stages - which I like because this is what I want and EXPECT in Early Access!
However one thing that really bothers me is how similar the system is to Game Dev Tycoon. I loved buying buildings, hiring heroes, but with each quest it just felt like I was back playing GDT, exploring quests unlock other quest categories (genres), exploring settlements unlocks other towns (consoles).
When you've picked the quest type and which city you want to do it in, you then get a nice menu where you adjust the different things you take with you in preperation for the quest. After you are finished preparing, you then adjust three seperate sliders which show up periodically for different scenarios. Early quest, mid quest and then the end of the quest.
You then get points in three different categories after each scenario: Loot (yellow) Influence (Blue) and Damages (Red) you try to get the least amount of Damages as they are similar to the "bugs" on GDT.
The travelers are a cool addition though, they come to visit your settlement and have few things to say about it, hinting to things you lack, like somewhere to get a drink etc. I really really hope that the system gets an overhaul, because it makes the whole thing feel really lackluster. Especially considering that Adventurer Manager is the exact same price as this. It has been out for longer, but ever since it was out it had a decent amount of gameplay, still I love the whole idea of controlling a bunch of adventurers while the player is more in the role of a king etc. So I hope this game improves over time.
But as the game is right now, I would not recommend it. One thing I have to hand to the dev is that there are barely any bugs in-game.
/end of v0.1.4 review
/start of v0.1.6 review
Check the feature list.
The thing I noticed first was the fact that you now start off with two hero slots which was pretty sweet.
Aaaaand that was all i noticed.
/end of v0.1.6 review
So my opinion hasn't changed AT ALL.
SUMMERY FOR THE ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ WHO KEEP SAYING HURR DURR THIS ISN'T LIKE GAME DEV TYCOON BECAUSE YOU DON'T MAKE GAMES HERE LMAO xDDDD
Here's some pictures for you since you obviously can't think nor read. It has nothing to do with copying it just is really ♥♥♥♥ing boring because it feels so ♥♥♥♥ing similar.
2a) Loot Influence and Damageshttp://puu.sh/b3Ywi/0e40dbfa26.png
2b) Bugs Design and Technologyhttp://puu.sh/b8ka9/02e931a3cf.png
3a) Conquest stage (Quest stage 2 (THIS IS FROM v0.1.4)http://puu.sh/b3Ywi/0e40dbfa26.png
3a) Conquest stage (Quest stage 2 (THIS IS FROM v0.1.6)http://puu.sh/b3YHV/b8ae56e3f9.png
3b) Development stage (Dev stage 1)http://puu.sh/b3YIv/29cc2fa20d.png
4) Quest end (Debriefing)http://puu.sh/b3YO2/ca571c6f2a.png
5) Select Herohttp://puu.sh/b3Z2j/e59c346cfb.jpg
It is really ♥♥♥♥ing boring.