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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 12 out of 18
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  1. Feb 3, 2019
    8
    In terms of content the game has quite a lot for you to get your hands on and and with that comes a great deal of replay value which keeps you satisfied. I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game and without a doubt both the visuals and sound design create a sci-fi atmosphere that’s very compelling. They have done a great job of combining different genre’s together because eachIn terms of content the game has quite a lot for you to get your hands on and and with that comes a great deal of replay value which keeps you satisfied. I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game and without a doubt both the visuals and sound design create a sci-fi atmosphere that’s very compelling. They have done a great job of combining different genre’s together because each genre throws something different in the mix keeping things interesting throughout. Exploration always feels rewarding and the easy to pick up and play style means the gameplay never gets too overbearing.
    You’re allowed a great sense of freedom when building and creating your ship and this makes defeating your enemies even more satisfying. There isn’t much in terms of a story present and the story that is available to you is a little on the basic side. As I first started playing I did get a little frustrated because the gameplay was a little too difficult, and it did feel unfair at the start. Genesis Alpha One is a game that combines a number of different and in some ways unique genre’s together and whilst some games may have failed by doing this Genesis Alpha One shines bright because of this. The main reason why it shines bright is because each genre present feels equally important and when you combine that with the decent amount of content available to you you’ll find this to be a game that you return back to time and time again. At its core then this game is mainly about survival and even though some games of this ilk can get a little complicated this game doesn’t go down that road. Instead it features an easy to pick up and play style with a lot of freedom thrown in for good measure which makes looking after your ship very satisfying. I will warn you though that the game can be quite unforgiving at the start and it does feel a little unfair during this time but I recommend that you look past this because it does get easier and it does reward exploration quite a lot. At the end of the day then Genesis Alpha One gets a lot right and if you like the sci-fi style then you’ll thoroughly enjoy what this game delivers in regards to the presentation side of things. Recommending this game is quite easy then because it has very few problems and despite its lack of story it still takes you on a intriguing and very enjoyable adventure. Thumbs up!
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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. May 24, 2019
    60
    Genesis Alpha One is a game with some good ideas but no elegant way to execute them all. The merging of ship building and exploration is quite good once you understand how to do it. DNA splicing is also a neat little touch, but it doesn't fix the fact that the clones are as dumb as bricks and about half as useful. Planetary exploration feels fine, but the gunplay is undercooked. All in all, there's a decent title here if you're able to overcome all of its issues.
  2. Feb 6, 2019
    75
    This is a very interesting mix of space exploration and crafting, with some roguelike and shooter mechanics, although its complexity and its confusing menu system makes it only recommendable for big fans of the genre.
  3. 65
    Genesis Alpha One has some really cool ideas going for it, unfortunately they’re outweighed by repetitive busywork that you easily get bogged down in. Sure, it’s an interesting strategy game at times, but the grind is just too damn much!