Average User Score: 5.2Jun 3, 2014On the positive side: it is an incredibly deep and ambitious title, there are no other current gamest that would go near to it with the levelOn the positive side: it is an incredibly deep and ambitious title, there are no other current gamest that would go near to it with the level of depth and possibilities.
On the negative: the developers release the same game every half-a-year (GPS 1-3, Commander in Chief, Yo Presidente, Masters of the World, Worlds Leader, Rulers of Nations 1-2, etc.) for an elevated price of €50-60 (plus paid DLCs and additional tools) with only minor, non-critical improvements that could have been implemented in a patch.
That said, the game is getting a bit better every year, but is still full of bugs and discrepancies. Could be worth trying if you are into geopolitical games, but be prepared for a lot of frustration, and a bit of anger at the developers who are trying to ripping you off by releasing new edition only to forget about them as patches are rare.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Apr 4, 2013It is truly a wonderful game, it has given me the best and most satisfying gaming experience in recent months.
The pace is slow (althoughIt is truly a wonderful game, it has given me the best and most satisfying gaming experience in recent months.
The pace is slow (although it can change in a heartbeat), the graphics are average, the setting is beautiful. Sounds are good, the scarce music is amazing. What carries this game on its shoulder is the truly unique atmosphere.
This one is about survival and exploration. You have to explore the wilderness in order to find what you need to progress (herbs to make medicine of), yet as you wander further and further from your sanctuary, you are getting uneasy as the idyll can turn into a wild chase in a second.
What I particularly liked about the game is that it rewards you if you play it as it was meant to be. I mean, if you explore the island with care, think ahead, manage your time and pick the best approach the most important herbs tend to be in the open where you are at a disadvantage with a pre-planned escape route, the game is quite easy. It gets easier as you accommodate yourself to the unique orientation-navigation scheme, which is very rewarding, because you seem to get better through your own progress, rather than power-ups or weapons showered at you.
There are a few negatives separating this from perfection. The latest patch brought dramatic improvement to frame-rate, so technical issues mentioned by others were not one of them for me. The dynamics of the Creature can sometimes be predicted and exploited, sometimes its randomness defeats the purpose. Many choices seem arbitrary in the game (2 pills per outing?) and there are many ways it could be improved (eating, more enemies).
Overall, I really recommend this game. It is fresh, original, well-made and, above all, gripping.… Expand