Excerpt: Eufloria is one of those games. It’s one of those games that has a certain look, a certain way of playing, a certain feel that makes it not for everyone. It’s not a bad game, as we will get into, far from it in fact but it’s very much a game that you will either love or hate.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this game on either platform (PC or PS3) because it is very well made and provides you with a unique and interesting experience. It’s a very fun game but it requires an open mind.
Summary: Eufloria ends up being a pretty big disappointment as well as a reminder to be wary of any RTS on a console. I get what the developers were going for in this game. It’s meant to be a relaxing strategy game that you can play at your leisure.
Excerpt: It’s one of the most imaginative takes on real-time strategy: replace military-type units with what amounts to the exact opposite: seedlings and trees. Those who appreciate the contrast will note that typically, we’re in command of units designed to destroy; here, we’re ordering around the building...
Excerpt: PlayStation Network is well regarded for offering unique downloadable titles. Games such as Flower and Pixel Junk Eden are much different than your standard shoot everything, fast paced experience.
Conclusion: Eufloria is an ambitious game in constant search of a way to properly engage the player. Calculated mechanics bathed in a theme of ambience are certainly rare in the real-time strategy space, but rather than completely embrace that identity Eufloria makes a few half hearted attempts to seduce the...
Eufloria offers a unique real-time strategy experience that stumbles just shy of greatness.
5 October 2011
Summary: Looking at screenshots or video of Eufloria, you may find it tough to tell exactly what kind of game it is, or if it's really a game at all. When you finally wrap your head around it, you may get the impression that this is the most relaxing and mellow real-time strategy game you'll ever play.
Pros: Fantastic ambiance, Simple to pick up, Major improvements over PC version
Conclusion: Eufloria is, at its heart, an RTS in which bases, barracks and troops have been replaced with asteroids, trees and seeds. You begin every battle with at least one asteroid and a number of "seedlings" under your control.
Summary: Eufloria on PlayStation Network is an updated port of the PC version that released two years ago, which is something I learned after playing through the game. After writing most of this review, I curiously checked out Anthony Burch’s review of the first release, which left me even more disappointed...