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  • Summary: Castle Story is a creative voxel-based strategy game in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little creatures called Bricktrons. Design and build your own castles, expand your territory in a vast landscape and defend your Bricktrons against onslaughts of hostileCastle Story is a creative voxel-based strategy game in which you can build castles one brick at a time using an army of little creatures called Bricktrons. Design and build your own castles, expand your territory in a vast landscape and defend your Bricktrons against onslaughts of hostile creatures. Expand
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  1. Aug 24, 2017
    70
    Castle Story is a fun game but it does nothing revolutionary for the genre. Wait for a sale to grab it.
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  1. Aug 23, 2017
    9
    It's a Fun brick building game with cute graphics, and an addictive building creative loop. it's fully gameplay oriented, and it does well inIt's a Fun brick building game with cute graphics, and an addictive building creative loop. it's fully gameplay oriented, and it does well in that regard but it's light on story. The U. I. is wonky, and has a very Independent feel to it. All in all, it does something no one else does and it does it in a unique way, on an indie Budget.

    I backed the game on Kickstarter and followed the development closely. the junior team of dev bit of more than they could chew. then they chewed it anyway. took some time, But they got it done and it's a fun game that does something no one else does. Try it out, it's fun!
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  2. Aug 24, 2017
    8
    Being in the industry, i know that it's hard and long to make a game. That is even more true of indy games. People compare indy developers toBeing in the industry, i know that it's hard and long to make a game. That is even more true of indy games. People compare indy developers to triple A developers when there is absolutely no comparison to be made. It's a difference between a team of 20 and a team of 400. Triple A developers make a game in 3 years, indy developers like this one make a game in 7 years. Do the math.

    I am one of the backers that funded them on Kickstarter (this was back when everybody was so naïve about Kickstarters and would back anything and everything, thinking they owned what they backed). I took Castle Story for a spin right when it came out in early access, it wasn't great so i thought "let's wait until it comes out for real". And i'm glad i waited, because the game is actually good.

    The gameplay is quite fun, the art is amazingly cute and nice and the sound design is top of the line. The game music is entertaining. The voice of the bricktrons are quite funny, as the name of the bricktons are. There is a lot of genuine indy love put in this game.

    This said, there are cons. The UI is sometimes hard to see, the user experience is really really harsh at the beginning. It's hard figuring out why your bricktons are not doing what you told them to do. This makes the learning curve quite steep for the first five hours of gameplay. I rage quitted 3 or 4 times, but always got back to it, after figuring out what i was doing wrong. This gives the game a Klei kind of feeling, for those who played Don't Starve, Invisible Inc and the like.

    This said, it's not a 10, as is most Klei games. It's not an 9, because the bad user experience sometimes feels like a bug instead of feeling like a challenge. So i give it an 8. An honest 8, as most of the user reviews of games are either 10 or 0, hence completely dishonest.
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  3. Apr 4, 2020
    4
    Очень скудная на контент, жутко оптимизированная однообразная игра. У разработчиков была неплохая идея, но не хватило таланта чтобы ееОчень скудная на контент, жутко оптимизированная однообразная игра. У разработчиков была неплохая идея, но не хватило таланта чтобы ее развить. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2017
    0
    In july 2012, Castle Story was funded on Kickstarter; I was one of the backers.
    In september 2013, it was put on Steam, without any progress
    In july 2012, Castle Story was funded on Kickstarter; I was one of the backers.
    In september 2013, it was put on Steam, without any progress of note. It was buggy, lacking in content, and crashed a lot.
    In october 2015, I started it up again, and noticed some minor improvements. The base was still the same, no major additions or improvements had been made.
    In july 2017, I started it up again. Apparently, it took them two years to add a save function, and make some minor improvements. Nothing major, again.

    I'd say this game went the way of Towns and Godus; the dev's effectively stopped development, as the initial money-grab tactic worked.
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  5. Feb 2, 2018
    0
    Castle Story is the worst Building game at this time.
    The game graphics is simple (polygon design) but running really worst on any system
    Castle Story is the worst Building game at this time.
    The game graphics is simple (polygon design) but running really worst on any system (from low to high-end). And it's worse than Cities Skyline.
    The game has a stupid controlling system which make people hard to perform. (eg. cutting tree, collecting,...)
    What are they thinking to made this scrap?!
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