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  • Summary: Manage a Dwarven mining colony in the unexplored mountains of Mara. As a war rages in the Overworld, you will need to craft, explore and fight as you provide your allies with the finest weapons and gear to assist in the war against evil.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 29, 2021
    75
    Hammerting is a good example of how solid individual mechanics sometimes fail to offer more than the sum of their parts in terms of gameplay. The development team has put together an interesting dwarf clan simulation and management title. It has even created an engaging if derivative universe for the player to interact with. But playing Hammerting often feels like a chore. Make sure that you check all characters to remember their stats and best use in the colony. Deal with all the supply chain issues. Then maybe dig a little deeper to see what the mountain throws at you. Warpzone needs to streamline its gameplay formula a little while increasing the immersion factor to make its future titles more attractive.
  2. Dec 7, 2021
    68
    A fiddly take on management, survival and city building that you can still lose a weekend to.
  3. Nov 17, 2021
    65
    Hammerting has grown a lot since its time on Early Access and recently got some updates prior to its release. Yet while it has all the makings of an engaging sim, a handful of glitches and odd gameplay choices mar its potential. Right now, the game is sure to give you hours of colony-building fun, but it needs more fine-tuning for it to feel truly fulfilling.
  4. 60
    There is plenty of fun to be had with Hammerting. The aesthetic is delightful, and when everything works as intended, time joyfully slips away. However, the aforementioned issues frequently rear their ugly heads and immediately halt the enjoyment as you’re forced to try and work around it. Despite the full release status, it still feels like Hammerting is in Early Access since it lacks the polish of some of its peers.
  5. Nov 17, 2021
    60
    Hammerting’s level of character detail and large, explorable areas offer promise for those who love resource management and base-building games. The graphics and concept hold up, and the game runs well. Adding combat, trade, exploration, and an overworld mechanic with faction relationships to a colony sim is a major undertaking that will pay off well if the systems can become fully integrated. However, the game is not polished enough to deliver a dependable experience, and despite its scope, it offers few new ideas to make it memorable. Developers promise more quality of life improvements, but being a small team, the modding community may have to take up the slack as they did with RimWorld. Thankfully, modding is encouraged in C++. Time will tell if Hammerting is a diamond in the rough, or whether it becomes buried under its own ambition.
  6. Nov 22, 2021
    40
    Hammerting gather many gameplay elements to make a great game but none of those mechanisms work together to create anything close to functional. Warpzone wasn't ready to release the game out of early access and we're not sure Hammerting will ever be a real game.
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  1. Oct 29, 2020
    Hammerting is a great concept that runs afoul of its status as an early access game. Although systems are largely in place, some more polish and a mountain load of content could put Hammerting on its way to be a masterpiece of dwarven craftmanship. [Early Access Provisional Score = 60]
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    The updates totally **** this game, it's much harder to get food so everyone starves, and all surrounding settlements are destroyed all theThe updates totally **** this game, it's much harder to get food so everyone starves, and all surrounding settlements are destroyed all the time, so it's much harder to get lumber, meaning it's harder to build mandatory dwelling buildings, which increases unhappiness.
    This game used to be good, now it's unplayable early game hell.
    Avoid this game, the devs release updates that make the game progressively worse.
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