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  • Summary: Eufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution. The game allows the player to explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is both unique and compelling. Eufloria's aesthetics are reminiscent of children's books like "the little prince" and the gameplay is supported by an original ambient soundtrack by Brian Grainger. Gameplay revolves around conquering asteroids in space and using their resources to literally grow and nurture new semi-organic plants and creatures to do the player's bidding. The player is pitched again several teams of AI opponents that all vie for the same resources and can offer fierce opposition. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Oct 24, 2011
    90
    It's a very fun game but it requires an open mind.
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    It may look unassuming, but beneath its well-crafted RTS-lite design, Eufloria speaks to a much more powerful message than many games attempt. It subtly explores the very basic themes that RTSes take for granted, and asks players to find that meaning. In that, it's extremely successful.
  3. Small frustrations and a wonky camera keep an otherwise stylish RTS-lite from being brilliant, but Eufloria is one of the more interesting strategy titles. [Holiday 2011, p.85]
  4. Oct 5, 2011
    70
    Eufloria offers a unique real-time strategy experience that stumbles just shy of greatness.
  5. Jan 31, 2012
    70
    Eufloria is a basic strategy game that can be both frustrating and entertaining. The overall simplicity might not be enticing for more seasoned fans of the genre, and the slow pace will prove maddening to those expecting more action at a faster pace.
  6. Nov 2, 2011
    70
    Eufloria brings a much-needed minimalist take on the 'RTS' genre and does so quite well.
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    45
    Eufloria is a frustrating experience because of how good it could have been and it's even more frustrating because criticism of the first version hasn't been properly addressed. It has some great, fresh mechanics and they mostly work, but it just isn't satisfying or engaging in the end.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    Really loved this. Deep strategy, truly beautiful simple art style and magical music.

    Visually it may bare a tenuous comparison to Eden, if
    you were to squint. But the gameplay is not the same, at all, even a little bit. If I had to categorise it, I might say it was an RTS of sorts with the music of bladerunner and the visuals of a pastel flavoured kaleidoscope.

    Would be interesting to see Move support Incorporated. It feels like a game that could benefit from a direct-point interface (I have Flight Control in mind, as an example), but that isn't a big negative as I personally felt it functioned perfectly well on Dualshock.

    Its a game that requires thought and a degree of patience, and by that measure perhaps won't be for everyone, but if you like games that test your quick thinking and multi-tasking skills, this is an atmospheric bargain waiting to be discovered.
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  2. Nov 30, 2011
    9
    This game is really a good game.. maybe is not like most of the others games so if you didn't like the demo simply don't buy it and most of all don't give it 4/10...

    And the 0 vote are really lamer..
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  3. Oct 25, 2011
    4
    I only played the demo., but I immediately felt that Pixel Junk Eden is 1,000 times better in every way. The concepts were similar, but Eufloria was very tough to wrap my head around or be immersed in compared to Eden's excellence. I'll not write a review for Eden here, but this was my immediate impression. Expand