Excerpt: In life, greed is one of the seven deadly sins. In Greed Corp, it’s your ticket to paradise. From windmills that pound the ground for resources to airplanes that carry tiny digital characters to foreign plots of land, W!Games‘ Greed Corp is all about the Benjamins, baby. Strong Points: Interesting story line; character designs are quirky and new; the gameplay and controls are really easy to grasp Weak Points: Multiplayer following is practically non-existent; game...
Pros: Interesting story line; character designs are quirky and new; the gameplay and controls are really easy to grasp
Cons: Multiplayer following is practically non-existent; game doesn’t focus much on the story
Excerpt: When a developer’s track record consists of a single Wii shovelware game that tasks you primarily with stroking ponies, it can come as a pleasant surprise to see it ramp up its ambition by a factor of roughly, oh, a bajillion . With Greed Corp, Dutch developer W!Games is heralding the genesis of a new universe named Mistbound within which it intends to base a series of titles.
Excerpt: With only a finite number of natural resources left on the planet, you can be sure that people will go to war to control the most precious commodities. Greed Corp revolves around the all-too-realistic premise that wars are justified by rulers in need of fuel for their expanding empires, but the devious strategies on display in this turn-based game of destruction are a lot more fun than hinted at in the dour premise.
Pros: Interesting balance between harvesting and survival, Matches are unpredictable with ever-changing strategies, Satisfying competitive play, Long and challenging single-player campaign
Cons: Takes a while to learn tactics, No way to see battle intel
Excerpt: Although you might not have guessed it from the thick layer of polish lavished upon the title, Greed Corp is actually W! Games first video game outing. Taking place in a fantasy universe known as Mistbound, four robotic factions fight for dominance on a decaying landscape made entirely of hexagonal pillars.
Conclusion: Greed Corp is one of those games that you wish more people knew about and were willing to experience what it has to offer. Though there are several other titles out there that are of a similar nature, Greed Corp exudes its own flare that is very appealing to the gamer in all of us. Though this game tends to be on the difficult side, with practice and patience, you’ll see your true skill shine through as you are taking down your enemies one by one, sometimes two at a...
Excerpt: As a chess-loving youngster, I later found its gaming equivalent(-ish) in the fantasy game and series, Heroes of Might and Magic . Early iterations were simple, often ending in bitter endgames. Sometimes these were drawn out over hours, but they were never stalemates. Even ostensibly simple turn-based strategy games like Heroes can have a wealth of depth, and Greed Corp presents an impressive modern example.
Conclusion: In conclusion, we can’t recommend Greed Corp. enough; if only for the stylised design and new approach to an old, tired mechanic. That said, some people will invariably (and quickly) become frustrated with its unforgiving and head-scratching opening. If you can get passed this qualm, the game is an absolute gem. As a powerful and wise man once said, “Greed … is good,” and if people can discard their (possibly poor) first impressions of Greed Corp.
Conclusion: For that reason alone you may feel like you have wasted 800 Points if you didn’t trial the game first, but if you stick with it making it past the trial by fire in the first few rounds and once you have discovered the secret behind the inner workings of Greed Corp’s war of attrition, I’m confident you’ll be kicking corporation butt all around the place. Give Bush Jr a swift one from me.
Pros: Deep strategic gameplay. Unique idea. Well catered for online play where it excels
Excerpt: Ik heb sinds kort de gewoonte - ik heb nog niet bepaald of het een goede of slechte gewoonte is - gekweekt om producten in één woord te proberen te omschrijven. Noem het beroepsmisvorming of gewoon een vreemde vorm van obsessief-compulsief gedrag maar zo is het nu eenmaal. Het eerste woord dat in me opkwam toen ik Greed Corp. aan het spelen was ‘vooruitdenken’. Want daar draait het allemaal om in deze downloadbare turn-based strategy game.