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5.1

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  • Summary: Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 13, 2022
    90
    Dorfromantik is a gorgeous indie gem that presents its player with the tranquility of building a romantic German village. It is a truly relaxing experience, where its simplicity truly shines. Chasing that high score with its tile placement gameplay can be utter fun, even though it may not be for everyone, it is truly a masterful experience that presents much needed respite in these times.
  2. May 4, 2022
    90
    Essentially, no matter what you’re looking to get out of Dorfromantik, you should be able to find it thanks to the assorted game modes on offer. The approachability of its tile placement and point system mixed with relaxing visuals pull you in and invite you to kick up your feet and rest for a while.
  3. May 16, 2022
    90
    A peaceful, minimalistic, and calming puzzle game that stands as something truly unique in the city-builder genre. You cannot fail, there’s no pressure - just enjoyment for those who want to switch off and forget about the outside world for 15 blessed minutes.
  4. Apr 28, 2022
    80
    This is an enjoyable managerial experience with a touch of puzzle and strategy, that knows how to offer a challenge whilst being relaxing.
  5. Jul 4, 2022
    80
    Dorfromantik is a relaxing game that welcomes the player to a rural landscape. At the same time, it is an experience that allows the player to enjoy the fun and challenge of aiming for a high score as well. That means that the game can be enjoyed both as a relaxing break and as a serious undertaking, but never as something in between.
  6. May 3, 2022
    80
    Dorfromantik is an enjoyable light puzzle game with a pleasant presentation, strong core central mechanic, and plenty of replay value.
  7. May 13, 2022
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. May 30, 2022
    10
    Amazing game, special place in my heart for the time spent after work just to relax
  2. Jul 14, 2022
    9
    A very fun relaxing game of building cities and landscapes. I don't know why but it's really addicting.
  3. Jun 16, 2022
    8
    A pleasant, relaxing game, that is sometimes incredibly frustrating. In most games this would be inexcusable, but often times the frustrationA pleasant, relaxing game, that is sometimes incredibly frustrating. In most games this would be inexcusable, but often times the frustration is the result of my own mistakes building up, and occasionally a bit of bad luck, rather than poor game design or clunky mechanics.

    I hope this game continues to get updates and content post-release.
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  4. May 10, 2022
    5
    There's just not very much to do, and what can be done is not very interesting or deep. It plays like a game that is more about looks thanThere's just not very much to do, and what can be done is not very interesting or deep. It plays like a game that is more about looks than mechanics, but it looks like a game that is more about gameplay than visuals. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2022
    4
    I purchased 'Dorfromantik' quite blindly based on the visual impressions and the reviews from the early access. Sure - it is without questionI purchased 'Dorfromantik' quite blindly based on the visual impressions and the reviews from the early access. Sure - it is without question an eye-catcher. And the fact that you don't need 5 minutes to find your way around the game can undoubtedly be seen as a barrier-free advantage. Only then nothing more comes.
    As a friend of strategy games like 'Risk' and 'Carcassonne', one tingles in the fingers to explore and try out new strategies - which simply do not exist here. Move all tile types as far away from each other as possible and hope that Fortuna will help you with the order. That's it and... nothing else?
    In addition, it is not playable via touchscreen, which is an unusual disadvantage in board and tile games, which affects a few, but in view of Steam Deck, Surface & Co. an increasing number of players.
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  6. May 3, 2022
    2
    If you played Townscaper and thought, "this looks too pretty and the camera isn't frustrating enough" then Dorfromantik is here to give youIf you played Townscaper and thought, "this looks too pretty and the camera isn't frustrating enough" then Dorfromantik is here to give you that lesser experience. It plays like this is its first week in Early Access, not its first week out as a full release. Expand
  7. Jul 18, 2022
    0
    The game is really buggy when it comes to controls and there are a number of dumb design decisions that can ruin your game session.
    The
    The game is really buggy when it comes to controls and there are a number of dumb design decisions that can ruin your game session.
    The developers are really childish too, and respond to reviews with ridicule.
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