|Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist
||Sat, 29 March 2014 21:13 |
Registered: July 2008
|Coyote wrote on Sat, 29 March 2014 17:55|
Hmm, reminds me of Dwarf Fortress.
In fact, that is exactly the gist of what I was about to post. I downloaded Banished and played it for several hours today. It is well done. It is fun. I will probably get way more than twenty bucks worth of enjoyment out of it.
And the entire time I am playing Banished I feel like I am playing a kindergarten version of Dwarf Fortress. It's like checkers to chess. Like Spaceward Ho! to Stars! Like CivI to CivIV.
If you have played DF, imagine a nice pretty graphical interface. Also, no goblins. Also, no individuality among your population: they are entirely interchangeable; no difference in skills, demeanor, etc. Also, no z-levels. It's all on the surface. But it is essentially the same game: you decide what needs to be done, and your populace does it. Eventually.
If you have not played DF, my advice is to turn around and walk the other way, quickly. If you are like me (and chances are, you are), DF may consume you. DF has more tactical and strategic depth (pun!) than perhaps any other game you will ever play. Certainly more than any other RTS. Don't dip your toe into DF unless you are prepared for a long and complete plunge.
What we need's a few good taters.
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