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  • Summary: Explore the deepest caves with a cup of tea in your hand, reach the heart of the jungle with your finger on a globe, send your highly educated employees to uncivilized tribes and don't let them convince you it's a certain death. The worst case scenario? You will hire new ones.
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  1. Dec 19, 2019
    10
    I liked it in early access and it's even better now, after release. The story is simple and (I think) quite linear but entertaining, theI liked it in early access and it's even better now, after release. The story is simple and (I think) quite linear but entertaining, the gameplay changes during the career and the voice acting is awesome. Also, you can play online via Steam Remote Play, I tried, it was fun but make sure that your friends know how to play!

    Early Access Reveiw
    You are the archeologist and you need to gain a reputation. To do so you need a team of explorers, which will need money. You pay money to the explorers to bring them with you to an expedition to earn reputation. But you also need money now, so you have to pick an expedition which will also deliver you money. But this expedition is hard so you need to train your explorers. To do so you need more money, and after the training, they will need more money in the salary. Then you decide to build a casino, to get more money, but to do so you need land, and you need to win an auction. To do so you need even more money. OK, now you are♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥and you decide to sell artifacts on the black market to get even more money. However, one of your artifacts was confiscated and you lost some reputation. In shortcut, to get the reputation you hired people, trained them and lose your money. Trying to find new income you lost reputation and now you don't have money and reputation. You need to fire a few explorers to stay in the business. Business? Yes, because now it's business, you have your own casino, you sell artifacts on the black market, and you deal in favors with gazettes to publicly slander your opponents. It's quite a good game, even in early access and current state. And you can play together with your family and friends on one computer, but it probably will end like monopoly evening.
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  2. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    If every other game in early access was done so well then we wouldn't need early access. I have been sitting in quarters for about 5 minutesIf every other game in early access was done so well then we wouldn't need early access. I have been sitting in quarters for about 5 minutes just looking at the screen. It's a 2D game and the quarters are just for you to manage your explorers, but I was sitting there, watching what's going on in the background. The little details, like damsel going to visit the other house, and running away before another damsel returns, or some kind of a lord trying to solve the case of the enigmatic bag which felt from the balloon. And I'm not talking about the game, it's just the details in the background. And every explorer has some personal info like "thinks that communism is the only way for humankind to survive" or something like that. It's so well made, I'm in love with it. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2019
    9
    Archeo: Shinar is an economic turn-based strategy game. It focuses on the preparation and shady operations between expeditions like in aArcheo: Shinar is an economic turn-based strategy game. It focuses on the preparation and shady operations between expeditions like in a grotesque (or not!) Picture of so-called academia. You will explore those dusty tombs like in any other game about archeology but this time, not with your own hands. In this game, you are the guy who "manage" expeditions, write publications (or rather sell them to newspapers) and keep on track with the new events like hating this guy for finding "wrong" artifacts because our paradigms say it shouldn't be there.
    For now, it's early access, and you can see minor bugs and lack of career mode, but the custom mode allows you to play up to 4 people and has enough content for more than 10 hrs of fun.
    If you are looking for a game focused on archeology, expeditions and finding lost legacy then... you should watch some gameplays because this game is focused on the economic aspect and without the story mode (career) you may find it a little bit odd to sit in a comfy chair in your office only to respond to letters and hire new explorers. However, it's refreshing to take a look from a new angle on the archeology topic.
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  4. Jan 30, 2019
    8
    Review Early Access v0.70b after 18 hrs in the game
    This game has surprised me. At first, it’s a simple economic strategy with very simple
    Review Early Access v0.70b after 18 hrs in the game
    This game has surprised me. At first, it’s a simple economic strategy with very simple mechanics, or at least I thought so. You go on expeditions, pick good explorers and try to match them to events on the expedition. Easy enough. But the game is focused on the other side of archeology. The player spends more time preparing and planning the next expedition than being on that expedition. There’s a lot of hidden stuff and you can get overwhelmed, but it’s probably the early access thing. The more you play the more you learn. There’s a lot of little gameplay secrets like you can find out the consequences of your choices one hour later or even later. It’s a well-made game with a lot going on in the background. At first, it looks simple but behind those visuals, you may find that it’s actually not that simple. It’s definitely not a game for everyone, but if you are into strategy and management, then you will have a lot of fun. And when in tutorial Cuppy says “you should experiment more with the mechanics for yourself” or something like that, it’s actually true. This game won’t give you everything on a plate, you have to figure out some things, like for example the results on the expeditions aren’t RNG, it works in a more subtle way and you will need some time to get familiar with it.
    There are still some bugs and I can't give it more than 8 for now.
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  5. Jan 29, 2019
    0
    You can hardly call it a game with that price tag and this style in 2019. We had free flash games with better controls and art in 2005. TheYou can hardly call it a game with that price tag and this style in 2019. We had free flash games with better controls and art in 2005. The text is often hard to read, changing the resolution doesn't help. Expand