Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings
Mar 3, 2014Ecolibrium tasks the player with creating and maintaining a balanced environment in which a variety of plants and animals can survive. In order to do this four variables (water, minerals, vegetation and meat) must be carefully managed to keep your equilibrium rating as high as possible which in allows you to purchase more plants and animals for your world.
The tutorials arguably take a little too long to explain everything but once you get a handle on things Ecolibrium reveals itself to be a fairly deep title and certainly could have been something worth returning to on a regular basis. I say could because unfortunately this is a game designed using the dreaded ‘free to play’ model which restricts the resources available to the player unless they either wait for a few hours or are prepared to pay a fee to speed things along. Granted this is not a game designed to be played for hours on end anyway, and the micro-transactions aren’t as unscrupulously used as they are in some games (ahem, Dungeon Keeper), but it is still frustrating when you are stopped from playing the game when you want to.
Without the micro-transactions I’d have awarded this game a sold 7 out of 10 and recommended it to Vita owners after a more sedentary experience but as it is I’d say give Ecolibrium a miss.… Full Review »