Summary: Serving and smashing tiny societies The prosperous settlement of Castletown had everything its residents could possibly desire. Lumbering giants had turned a once barren wasteland into a fertile coastal forest, and like titanic servants they had places mines, plants, and animals for the townsfolk to...
Conclusion: And that’s what I like about Reus : it constantly pushes you to create the best possible world through experimentation, whereby the gameplay constantly changes alongside your goals. It is fun, and it keeps the game enjoyable even when the modes themselves are limited.
Excerpt: The god game genre is one that has been severely under-represented in times of late, and that is one of the reasons why Reus stands out. The other being that the game is not just some rehash of old ideas meant to stir nostalgia.
Conclusion: These issues aside, though, Reus is a fantastic god game - even if it departs from the usual defining staples of that genre and feels more like a puzzle game. Working out its puzzles to help bring your people to prosperity is challenging and rewarding, and while the need to keep referring to...
Conclusion: I really enjoyed Reus. The complexity had a way of seizing my mind, and even when it got frustrating, unleashing my righteous fury had its own rewards. As with any game with such depth, it could get a bit confusing and frantic at times, but overall it is a veritable masterpiece.
Excerpt: Reus reminds me a lot of SimCity Societies in that it’s about fitting together distinct imaginative pieces into a functioning whole. In the case of SimCity Societies, the pieces are buildings, of course. Each building has unique properties, feeding into and feeding off the city in different ways.
Summary: Reus, make it fair; I love a town with sunlight in its air.
Pros: An unbelievable number of sources, symbioses, and transmutations provide nearly endless variations on an initially simple concept. Lots of Developments to provide goals and challenges during normal play, and a Free Play mode for everything else. Data on villages and sources readily accessible and...
Cons: With so much going on, tutorial and learning curve are a bit overwhelming. Giants are very slow; a fast forward option would be nice.
Excerpt: God games have always had a place in gamers hearts with the most famous being the legendary Populous . In these games the player acts as a kind of a 'god', altering the terrain to please his/hers lackeys.