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  • Summary: Banished meets Slay the Spire.

    Against the Storm is a roguelite city builder set in a fantasy world where it never stops raining. You are the Queen's viceroy - a pioneer sent into the wilds to establish and manage new settlements inhabited by beavers, lizards, and humans. Your goal is to
    Banished meets Slay the Spire.

    Against the Storm is a roguelite city builder set in a fantasy world where it never stops raining. You are the Queen's viceroy - a pioneer sent into the wilds to establish and manage new settlements inhabited by beavers, lizards, and humans.

    Your goal is to survive long enough and gather the valuable resources necessary to rebuild and upgrade the Smouldering City. It's the only safe haven against the Blightstorm - a vile cycle of destruction ravaging everything in its path. Do you have what it takes to weather the storm?
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  1. Nov 2, 2022
    90
    Against The Storm is simply one of the best city-builders in years.
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  1. Nov 23, 2021
    Against the Storm is a marvelous building sim gem with Warcraft graphics. [Early Access Review]
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  1. Jan 6, 2022
    10
    My current favorite game! I'm about 100 hours in and am loving it. They handle the learning portion of the game extremely well. Having toMy current favorite game! I'm about 100 hours in and am loving it. They handle the learning portion of the game extremely well. Having to adjust your gameplan on the fly based on what you bring with you, what upgrades you are offered, and the map layout is a lot of fun. The pause mechanic is great too. Great job :) Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2022
    10
    Amazing city building/strategy game. Currently in early access, it is being polished and updated every two weeks and the work done is great.Amazing city building/strategy game. Currently in early access, it is being polished and updated every two weeks and the work done is great.
    The game solves one of the main problem with this kind of game: the late game. In short, there isn't one. Every match is a new random location and you have to adapt your strategy based on the tools and modifiers you are offered. You have to please your settlers, please the Queen and then suddenly, by solving every small piece of the puzzle you win.
    If you like Dwarf Fortress but want a more relaxing challenge for a couple of hours this is the game for you.
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  3. Jan 24, 2022
    10
    This game is at early access right now (24/1/2022).This review have 2 parts: The game itself, and my opinion about the developers.

    The game
    This game is at early access right now (24/1/2022).This review have 2 parts: The game itself, and my opinion about the developers.

    The game is a strange new formula that i haven't seen before. It mix roguelite elements with a classical building game ┬┐Strange mix true? It is. The game will be a succession of "runs", each one different to the others. In a "run" we will have to do a few "missions". For each mission we will have to choose biome, how far we are from our main city, and we will have to choose wisely, as more difficult is the game bigger is the reward. In this main city we can develop permanent updates and unlock recipes and blueprints for buildings. The game revolves around this missions, where you basically spam in a procedurally generated map, where you will have to choose your inital blueprints between a few options that are pseudorandom. You will discover another blueprints during the mission ( but always choosing between options). we will have to survive to a succession of rain-light-storm cycles, and after each cycle we will receive new settlers and some random traits, both chosen between a few random options again. This mechanic make the game very enjoyable, as you have to adapt to each biome and combinations of buildings each mission, opening a lot of options and strategies. You can be a hard explorer, requiring to resolve the problems that this way have, or you can try to manage to make a sustainable community, looking for places to make farms and some elaborated food. The options and combinations are gigantic.

    On the other side the developers are very concerned with the game. They listen to the community suggestion and try to implement that ideas. They update the game very often, some of them being reworks or "basic" mechanics, adding more complexity and flexibility, new biomas, new traits, new buildings, etc. They are kind people that clearly make a hard effort to build a consistent game, beloved by them and the community. You can see it in each mechanic, the style of the game or the updates.

    In resume (and sorry about any english fail i have make, it is not my main tongue) If you really love building games, and want to try something fresh this game is ideal. If you really like roguelites, and want to try something fresh, this game can be for you too (but not if you hate building games). And in general, if you love to manage and try to obtain the best on each situation, this is clearly your game. For me, this game fulfilled all the expectations that i had with frostpunk( and that were never fulfilled by it)
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  4. Mar 31, 2022
    10
    I just can get enough of this game. I have done almost everything there can be done, but with every update I come back for "a few more games".I just can get enough of this game. I have done almost everything there can be done, but with every update I come back for "a few more games".
    One of the best games I ever played and I love absolutly everything about it!
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  5. Jun 20, 2022
    10
    I like this game so much. Easy 60h in two weeks :D
    Soundtrack is cool and overall atmosphere and world is so beautiful!
  6. Dec 1, 2022
    9
    I know that game is repetitive and has a lot of room to improve, but the game is just captivating and i can get lost in it for hours over andI know that game is repetitive and has a lot of room to improve, but the game is just captivating and i can get lost in it for hours over and over again. Music is fantastic and devs seemingly improving the game. Highly recommend it to people loving the genre. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2021
    8
    TL;DR - Developers listened to the community and made changes quickly after the game was released.

    When I first got the game a couple weeks
    TL;DR - Developers listened to the community and made changes quickly after the game was released.

    When I first got the game a couple weeks ago I was not winning many games and started to get frustrated since I was not sure what I was doing wrong. I kept at it, tried different strategies, and got some levels and upgrades from the city.

    After this recent update, I'm winning games and really enjoying the game. I'm not sure if it was the update, me leveling up, or me just learning mechanics and creating strategies, but I'm having fun.

    I would like to see some UI / quality of life changes going forward. For example, if you have a building selected and have go into 'build mode' the selected building is blocking 1/3 of the screen. My instinct is to hit esc, but that closes the build mode and the selected building. Yes you do have the scale UI option, but that didn't work for me. QoL change I would like is a way to see that buildings are making what at a glance. I find myself clicking around cause I have a building in a tight space that I forgot about and its using all my stone.
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