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  • Summary: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game from independent studio Panache Digital Games and published by Private Division. From Creative Director Patrice Désilets, experience the beauty and danger of Africa 10 million years ago as your hominid clan mustAncestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game from independent studio Panache Digital Games and published by Private Division. From Creative Director Patrice Désilets, experience the beauty and danger of Africa 10 million years ago as your hominid clan must Explore, Expand, and Evolve to survive over the course of 8 million years. Write your own unique story of human evolution and see if you can survive like our ancestors before us. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 64
  2. Negative: 3 out of 64
  1. 90
    Ancestors is likely going to be a polarizing game, but it’s something so out of the ordinary than what you’ve come accustomed to in either the survival or third person open world genre, that it’s worth a look.
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    In an industry where many games are about completing a checklist of objectives, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey doesn’t tell players what to do, it asks what they’re capable of.
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Ancestors is a game that goes off the beaten track, literally and figuratively. It can be challenging at times, but it gets easier once you understand this simple trick: if you die all the time, it's not because the game is too hard. It's because you're doing something wrong.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    70
    A survival game that feels like a puzzle and plays a bit awkwardly. Overall, a brain-burning but enjoyable experience.
  5. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey teaches us the evolution of humanity. But the game is not very successful in terms of mechanics.
  6. Sep 4, 2019
    55
    This might be a game coming from Patrice Désilets, it is not a very convincing one. The first ten hours of this survival game are mysterious and exciting, but then all that's left is mediocre gameplay.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    40
    As it stands, investing in Ancestors' journey demands too much effort for too little reward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 56
  2. Negative: 21 out of 56
  1. Aug 27, 2019
    10
    It's a challenging game, if you don't like survival games what are hard then don't buy it. if you like a challenge and your creative or wantIt's a challenging game, if you don't like survival games what are hard then don't buy it. if you like a challenge and your creative or want to learn to be more creative then buy it.

    don't try to be a one-man army the game is fairly realistic, if you try to survive on your own and don't use teamwork of your clan its much harder, remember to stock up on useful items or ask your clan to hold useful items as you bring them with you so if one of you get hurt it can be quickly fixed.

    I would say bring 4 people, give 2 of them weapons and the other 2 medicine plants for bleeding and poison. you can also bring a fix for broken bones but it's not as life-threating unless you are trying to run from something.

    personally, I love a hard game that others struggle to excel at. I and my friends like to play the game to kill any time we have when we bored or need to relax or something.
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  2. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    Like Kingdom Come: Deliverance or astroneer (at another level) this game offers a complete immersion.
    Discover its surroundings, taste the
    Like Kingdom Come: Deliverance or astroneer (at another level) this game offers a complete immersion.
    Discover its surroundings, taste the assimilable elements. Make your first associations and discoveries, start again to improve your mastery.
    Create and expand your clan, ensure the transmission of knowledge.
    Then embolden and go to discover the unknown and face the hostile nature.

    It's a refreshing experience, I hope there will be a follow-up and adding content to further diversify the interactions.

    Pas de français mais ce n'est pas un frein généralement. Une belle expérience vidéoludique.
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  3. Aug 31, 2019
    9
    A very all around polished and deep-but-simple game. Difficulty is there, you have to work out your brain to figure out the game, which willA very all around polished and deep-but-simple game. Difficulty is there, you have to work out your brain to figure out the game, which will not hold your hand at all so be prepared for a challenge.

    The map is gorgeous and fantastic, the apes feel real and their evolution is accurately slow and difficult. The volume 1 of the game just overs about everything you'd expect it to and leaves you hungry for more. Also the evolution skill tree is no joke and the breeding system is on point. The game makes a LOT of sense in the way it works, but you will have to actually try to understand it.
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  4. Aug 30, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So i love this game, it's hard? Yes, in the beginning without help is challenging but when u can progress u feel so good, it's not a game for everyone. But what can you get? Some immersive enviroment, satisfaction when you discover stuff, excetera.

    There's some stuff i didn't liked ofc, like the damn annoying tigers following and attacking you constanlty, or like the fact that the tribe AI sucks a lot, like can't defense themself 90% of the time with a weapon, the crafting team stuff is kinda useless, they can't auto heal themself even if u make them craft the aloe or the greeny grass for bleeding, u have to force give it in hand, they can't auto feed / take fruits from the tree, and is a lot time consuming and stressful, damn hand-to-hand.
    And they can't feed from the stuff on the ground or piled, and thats annoying, yes.

    It would be nice if they actually eat / drink / sleep themself for a more immersive game like "Oh look him going to eat" Ecc. They should be more autonomous in these stuff, but i can pass on all this stuff, i liked the game anyways.

    We need more life for the AI of your people, more "I can't babysit all of you everytime"

    I hope in a lot of improvents for this game and i hope in a sequel from the end of this game to the sapiens sapiens, i want to see more humans mutations, fire, weapons, the first clothes made from the skin of the new animals, i want to live the glacial era, kill a mammoth in group, wolves.

    This game have so much potential, but need some improvements.

    For me it's an 8 for the idea and the game in general
    6 for the "not so much cooperating tribe", there's some work to do, but it's ok

    Developers, you have my entire support for this project, i really hope you can keep on getting better!
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  5. Aug 29, 2019
    4
    So to all those who want to love this...I'm right there with you. But despite wanting to love it...I can't and it doesn't deserve your love.So to all those who want to love this...I'm right there with you. But despite wanting to love it...I can't and it doesn't deserve your love.

    It was bad enough that it's an epic store exclusive but whatever but to be launched in this buggy broken at times state is unacceptable even in an era where this is all too common. But let's imagine it works.

    Ancestor is a survival game. But while game a like the forest or subnaitica are amazing in scope and ambition and follow through. Ancestor reaches for the sky but much like your ape the gsme reaches, misses and fall.

    Graphics: they aren't terrible but in 2019 with a kick ass pc they're pretty bad. Almost last gen at times. Also there is little variety. The ui and menus are be at though. But the cut scenes are a night mare and you can't skip them...and they repeat...a lot. Lots of graphical glitches. Clipping and texture and pop-up issues. Average.

    Sound: Great but much of its really quiet and they use audio gimmicks for gameplay which aren't obvious. Overall good.

    Gameplay: what could have and should have been amazing is pretty poor. Repetitive, boring, uninspired, lazy and disappointing. At times it's ok and shines and you see what you imagined but then it sabotaged itself. It's like the game hates or doesn't care about the player. Traversing is ok though hit and miss. Fighting is really clunky. You do the same thing again and again. And then you die and loose too much. There are other areas outside of the forest but it takes too long and by the game and you don't feel you've achieved much. Overall: average to poor with moments of what could have been.

    Lastability: 50 hours if you're insane. Otherwise you'll be board after 7 and not 7 good hours. 7 hard awkward annoying hours and then a little fun and it goes no where for the next 20. Overall long enough but what's the point if it's no fun.

    Value : play a demo and have a blast. Wait for a sale. Watch an hour of twitch eitherway as this game is very niche.

    I just want to repeat that the devs really screwed all the people who were excited and supportive. It could be fixed if the sorted out the dying and mating and combat and added some more monsters. Also resolved all the bugs etc. But they didn't care about us when they launched this early access game so don't hold your breath. I'd be angry at the devs but they screwed themselves and their wonderful idea the worse.

    4/10 (5 If you love monkey /ape or homoids? sex ;)
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  6. Sep 2, 2019
    3
    First few hours of playing this game were pretty interesting. But after those few hours game began to be very boring. You must repeat all yourFirst few hours of playing this game were pretty interesting. But after those few hours game began to be very boring. You must repeat all your actions again and again in order to evolve a little. Open world is empty, there is almost nothing to do. Game has a good idea, but bad realization. Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2019
    0
    Хотел купить игру на хайпе, но разработчики выбрали путь монополии и желания играть нет.Хотел купить игру на хайпе, но разработчики выбрали путь монополии и желания играть нет.

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