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  • Summary: Lethis - Path of Progress is a city-builder in a victorian steampunk setting.
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  1. Aug 17, 2015
    70
    Old school city builder with a beautiful art design but clumsy UI.
  2. CD-Action
    Sep 18, 2015
    65
    Triskell Interactive tries to answer what would happen if Anno’s developers decided to go steampunk and do the next installment of their series in hand drawn 2D. The first impression of Lethis is good but the game unveils everything it has to offer too quickly and lacks variety. Still it’s a pretty successful debut that definitely stands out among other indie games. [09/2015, p.54]
  3. Oct 21, 2015
    65
    A game with similarities to Caesar III and Pharaoh. You just need to overlook some simplifications in the system, and Lethis will give you a lot of satisfaction. Unfortunately, the game gets kind of ruined by limited possibilities in the urban planning and some other problems.
  4. Jul 23, 2015
    60
    Lethis has gorgeous art and a terrific musical score, and it aspires to great heights. But the game underneath isn't fully baked, and the result is only an interesting experiment in frustration—when it isn't outright boring.
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  1. Though simple, Lethis comes across as modern and thoughtful, not chained to nostalgia. I’ve enjoyed my time with it for the most part, but I’m ready to part company with it now: I feel I’ve seen everything and any revisit would simply be repetition. I’d love to see its art approach applied to something a little more organic, though.
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  1. Jan 11, 2016
    7
    A beautiful entry into a sadly underrepresented genre, Lethis' biggest problem is that, contrary to it's name, it doesn't feel like you'reA beautiful entry into a sadly underrepresented genre, Lethis' biggest problem is that, contrary to it's name, it doesn't feel like you're progressing; the game starts you out in the middle of an industrial revolution, where it feels like you're perpetually stuck in the same time period.

    If the game had taken a bigger influence from the old Sierra City-Building series (Caesar, Pharaoh, Zeus and Emperor), and let you progress from a pre-industrial, maybe even pre-historical society to the invention of steam-power and the subsequent pinnacle of technology, the game might have felt more rewarding.

    If given the choice between the two, I'd recommend Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom over this. Despite that, however, the game is still fun and entertaining, and I'd definitively recommend the game to fans of the genre.
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