I have had my eyes on this since the announcement. Really looks good. It is amazing have good visuals and premise makes a wonder for my interest in a city builder game. I just love the fact that they make small roads in the snow where they walk and that the snow slowly melt around heater and so on. Between this and…
This looks like a game that is going to scratch all of the itches. Highly reminiscent of Frost Troll Tribes for Warcraft 3, but even more in depth. It oozes style, and I like how choices affect more choices around you as it goes - not simply resource acquisition and exploitation.
So kinda like Banished, but more hardcore?
But... do they lack of any better fuel for the flames, burn the poop?
It looks like a cool game, but I wish it wasn’t so mean. TWoM made sense to be so brutal and unforgiving in order to convey its themes properly, and I really like the concept of this, but I’m just not down for The Walking Dead On Ice.
Nice article, I love city building games, specialy those with a twist like this one. Right now I have my eyes on Surviving Mars and Frostpunk. I hope they release them to EA soon.
This wasn’t on my radar until now, but I’m glad you appreciate the same types of games that I do! Definitely putting this on my watchlist.
TWoM never appealed to me just because of the side-scrolling, but I’ve been craving a new city builder, and this game is looking sweet so far. The vibe reminds me a bit of Sunless Sea - a Fallen London city builder would be magnificent.
“Great geese” is an oxymoron. Geese are a poop-filled scourge that serve only to terrorize everyone and coat everything in their feces.
They are evil incarnate - the only animal which I actively fear, rather than respect.
The Witcher 3’s geese are also assholes. 😜
I once kicked a goose squarely in the head because it went after some toddler whose parents were 20 ft away and let it walk up for some reason. Thing was hissing and everything.
I second that. My grandfather had a “pet” goose that just landed in his backyard(in Baltimore) one day and never left. He was a chaser/biter. I didn’t take a single step in their backyard until after she died.
Even a Witcher wouldn’t fuck with a real life goose.
A real life goose would be chasing you, beak open and hissing. They are hateful birds.
My favorite random animal Witcher moment was when I came upon a town that had been wiped out by monsters or something and the only thing left alive in the village was a dog rolling happily in the mud in the center of town.
Courtesy of Fahey.
Every choice I make in the present will screw me over in the future?
the gameplay sounds like it’s superhot in terms of unique freshness and trial-and-error.
This may be the coolest game mechanic I’ve read about in years. I’l keep an eye out for it on PS4.