Summary: After the Sim City controversy, numerous indie city-building games in development tried to capitalize on the free press to present themselves as an alternative. Yet out of all of them, this was the one that caught my attention - a simple wilderness survival simulator, created, designed, programmed, and composed all by one person.
Summary: I don't understand how anyone could call this the best city builder or survival game in years. I don't see how anyone in their right minds could rate this 10 out of 10. When Banished was just released, there was an enormous hype. The game stood at the top of Steam's bestseller list for weeks. At any given time, 13.000 people were playing the game.
Summary: Pretty fun but done after 6 hours. There are no enemy's only disasters which aren't fun. The maps aren't that great. Rate of consumption seems to awkwardly eat in big chunks probably because I spent the whole game at 10x speed. Land should have some production rates for crops/hunting. It sucks waiting for trade boats. Trade could be improved by factions that are on the map and you have to Pretty fun but done after 6 hours.
Summary: Here's what the game is all about: Get your peasants to survive the first winter by providing the most basic resources they need such as: food, shelter, fire wood Move on to acquiring iron and letter so you can produce tools and clothes for your peasants. Get more food, build more houses.
Summary: Banished is a game that (sometimes purposely) strikes me as not a very "special" game at all, however in its home genre of the 'survival' and 'resource building' game-pool, it is actually quite special indeed. The game is not only accessible and enjoyable (albeit with some flaws), but also a pretty interesting look at city-building games as well.
Summary: Banished is definitely one of the great games to come out a recent memory. It has a very low learning curve and great game mechanic the keeps the game interesting. Designing and managing the city requires planning, expanding the quickly and you will find yourself in trouble. Graphics and Sounds are simplistic and yet provide a great backdrop for the game. Re-playability is decent as it Banished is definitely one of the great games to come out a recent memory.
Summary: Great game. Got my population to 300+ people and then disaster comes over and over to challenge you to keep the town growing while tons dead by a tornado, fire, disease is hard. For anyone having trouble, like user Jordach545, where people are not doing what they were supposed to do, use Priority Tool at F2 Menu. I see people complain about this **** every day on forums and they still Great game.
Summary: I'd been waiting with anticipation for the release of this one-man wonder game for a few months and it really is worth that wait. Big game developers seem to have forgotten this genre (apart from the ill fated SimCity franchise) and it's such a shame. There is so much joy in balancing food production with food consumption and seeing your people happy.