Excerpt: “Tryst” is not high on my list of Things I Would Name a Real Time Strategy Game. Things I Would Name An Adventure Game perhaps, or Things I Would Name A 2D Platformer. But an RTS? I’m not sold. Tryst is fairly standard sci-fi fare; your human colony is under attack by aliens, your dad is dead and so now you’re the President (er?), and must climb into your fanciest space marine suit and lead the armies of humankind to victory. Because that’s… what Presidents do best?
Conclusion: Whatever happens though, Tryst is a neat spin on the RTS genre that tries to incorporate a few new ideas that ultimately don’t quite add up. It’s interesting, baffling and - at times - bizarre whilst it lasts, and if the community ultimately flocks around it during the coming weeks, you’ll likely have a few hours’ fun delving into multiplayer matches and figuring out your best build queues before moving on.
Conclusion: Although the visuals are on the mediocre side, the audio fares a little better. The voice over work, complete with stereotypical Russian accented English characters and the incomprehensible alien language is quite humorous. I’m not sure if that is by design though, but I’ll give the developers the benefit of any doubt. Unfortunately, the humour wears off fairly quickly due to the repetitious lines that the units throw out.
Summary: What stands out most about Tryst is its odd name. Otherwise, this real-time strategy game about a sci-war between humans and aliens is a generic clickfest based on the traditional Starcraft formula, and comes with a ton of problems. Speedy missions and a straightforward base-building-and-battling recipe pique your interest for a little while, but a fleeting campaign, inconsistent difficulty, a range of irritating bugs, and the absence of anything interesting in...
Excerpt: Tryst is an RTS game from Blue Giant Interactive, an ambitious team who have decided to take on two of the most popular competitive games of today, League of Legends and Starcraft 2. The plan was to successfully mix them together in an attempt to create something incredible, but unfortunately Tryst comes across as more of a jack of all trades, and a master of none.
Excerpt: Strategy is a genre I've always enjoyed playing. When Tryst was introduced to me, I was curious to see what this game had in store. I've played all different sorts of strategy games from medieval to futuristic, but I have to say that Tryst really stood out. From the very first moment I started tinkering with the mechanics I had a moment of nostalgia. Tryst reminded me of a more alien version of the Command and Conquer series than anything else.
Excerpt: Tryst is a sci-fi themed RTS game, reminiscent of the more well-known Starcraft series. It centers around the conflict between humans and a race of aliens known as the Zali. Like most games in the genre, gameplay in Tryst focuses on gathering resources, constructing bases, and maintaining a military force to fight the enemy.
Excerpt: The realm of great real-time strategy games (RTS) seems to be limited to the PC; the use of keyboard and mouse is the perfect method to control your army, and trying to capture that on a console just does not work. Recently, there have not been many RTS games to shout about, with StarCraft II stealing most of the limelight for the genre.