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Edited by Vuud

Wow, Drew comes to quick looks prepared with notes. He's the only one with an ounce of professionalism on the most unprofessional site on the internets.

Hmmmm so it looks just like Stronghold without the military or castle parts, or, oddly enough, Black & White 2 but you're a dictator, not a god.

So do these people have nothing to defend themselves with? You can't invent guns? Because this green village is just begging to be attacked by dinosaurs.

Posted by PattyOFurniture

"what do we have a lot of?"

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"dead bodies."

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@vuud said:

Wow, Drew comes to quick looks prepared with notes. He's the only one with an ounce of professionalism on the most unprofessional site on the internets.

And he's not even a critic/writer/journalist/[other fancy title]. Why is the video editor the best at Quick Looking?

Edited by Ett

Drew creating his own little North Korea.

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Edited by bunnymud

Know what I love?

Snowberries

Edited by FoolishChaos

Thought about buying this, but realized I think I would rather just play Dwarf Fortress

Posted by buft

Quite the death toll in this quick look, approaching 80's action movie levels at one point but drew turned it around.

Posted by Dooleh

I should probably buy this. :S

Edited by jkz

I love Drew and Vinny quicklooks

Edited by Linkster7

Calvin and Hobbes reference! I heard it! You go Drew!

Posted by Hassun

Patrick Klepek is now playing The Binding of Isaac.

Posted by BBOYS2231

Something about the building reminds me of Black & White 2. Man, I loved B&W2. First one was neat too. It breaks my heart that there's probably a 0% chance of another one of those ever getting made.

I might have to pick this up, haven't gotten into a straight city-building game in a long time. I think the last one was Children of the Nile.

Yes! I immediately thought of Black and White as well. I loved those games.

Posted by Warmachine

Did anyone else read that town name as "All Good, Elwood"?

Posted by BaconGames

What always has pushed me away from city builder games is either a military element putting too much pressure or the UI/systems being a hassle. Vinny nailed it when he said it seems like Drew is not fighting the controls and that to me is huge. I haven't really played much of this genre and I'm really really liking what I've seen so far.

Posted by namesonkel

Alright, I think I want to play Stronghold again.

Edited by Vrikk

This is Stronghold.

Edited by fisk0

@namesonkel said:

Alright, I think I want to play Stronghold again.

The early 1990's D&D based RPG-RTS, or the early 00's castle building game?

The D&D game is really underappreciated. :(

That said, isn't this closer to the classic Settlers series than Stronghold?

Posted by abara

Yeah the importance of all the complex production chains seems more like Settlers to me, too.

Posted by Doskias

I always want to love these games, but I'm terrible and get frustrated and quit.

But this looks cool.

Hell yeah Reboot! Reboot was awesome!

This game looks fun, I might have to give it a try.

Hell yes it was!

Edited by Calitar

@cptbedlam: Wow that looks great! None of my towns ever end up nearly this good looking. I think my biggest problem is I habitually strip all trees from the town and surrounding areas. All the nice looking towns I see other people build seem to have lots of trees around.

Edited by paulunga

This really doesn't seem to have that much in common with Stronghold. Looks more like a Settlers, Knights & Merchants or Anno. And it looks totally underwhelming as a fan of games like that or even The Guild and Caesar.

Posted by Pires82

This looks pretty good, i might give it a try.

PS: Drew needs to do more Quick Looks.

Posted by Beaudacious

One man vs. the Maxis Studio. Lone developer creates a much more accurate simulation with individual citizen modeling and pathing. Maxis says its impossible, we need online servers to help process the load!!

Honestly I adore Indie games right now. These developers are just making what they want, and people are buying it up in droves cause they see the passion, the care, and the innovation put in. While giant studios like Maxis are stagnant, disconnected from their player base, and focus test everything to death.

Posted by Lukas

Here's my latest town "Wolvern" btw. The game really scratches that "make it nice-looking" itch for me as well

Beautiful!

Posted by IggNight

I was hoping you would do a quick look of this game. It is really good. I already played 15 hours of it.

Posted by Dasdude

Sold.

Posted by OddParticle

@beachthunder said:

Is this The Banished Saga?

Can't be. Trademarked by King.

Posted by GnolTac

@doskias said:

I always want to love these games, but I'm terrible and get frustrated and quit.

But this looks cool.

@tacticaltruth said:

Hell yeah Reboot! Reboot was awesome!

This game looks fun, I might have to give it a try.

Hell yes it was!

Hell yeah ReBoot! That shit defined my (nerdy) childhood! Holy shit when shit got real in that show.

Game over... User wins.

Posted by thainatos

Everyone fights! No one quits! Hoo-ah!

Posted by Kevitivity

Would love something like this for ipad.

Posted by Choi

This game is excellent. If you liked Pharaoh, Zeus, Settlers etc. back in the day, you'll probably like this as well.

Although the game is not so economically rich and complex, the people and jobs management is really where it's at, as you can tell from the quick look ^_^

Definitely recommend!

Edited by KentonClay

This game is really good, even though it's pretty simple compared to other games in the genre.

The villagers don't seem quite as boneheaded as other games that try to model the movements of each individual citizen (Tropico, Caesar 3) and it's satisfying to build up a town with hundreds of people. Even when you get a bigger, more stable town, it never feels like you have *quite* as many villagers as you really want, And I mean that in a good way.

Posted by dr_mantas

"Vinny, Winter is Coming" is a much better line.

Edited by North6

Fear not children, Winter may be coming... but put your faith in the snowberry.

Posted by Three0neFive

One man vs. the Maxis Studio. Lone developer creates a much more accurate simulation with individual citizen modeling and pathing. Maxis says its impossible, we need online servers to help process the load!!

Honestly I adore Indie games right now. These developers are just making what they want, and people are buying it up in droves cause they see the passion, the care, and the innovation put in. While giant studios like Maxis are stagnant, disconnected from their player base, and focus test everything to death.

To be fair something like this would be incredibly difficult to do on the scale of (old) SimCity.

Posted by johndoughxx

the game is ok. but the quicklook was amazing. thanks.

Posted by HellknightLeon

Not that deep or hard of a sim. HOPE the guy patches lots of new stuff in. Love the idea of the game, but I'm not going to get more than maybe a few more hours out of it. Not worth $20 if it stays the way it is now. :(

Edited by TNG

@cptbedlam: wow Wolvern looks awesome dude!

Great Quicklook as usual Drew&Vinny

Posted by Murdoc_

Ok so this is basically Dwarf Fortress but without the personality?

Edited by dsd21

I love this game so much. Perfect way to unwind myself on weekdays before sleep. Sim City should be taking notes.

Edited by HerbieBug

I am really, incredibly, massively impressed by the look and animation of that water! .__.

'Herb' vs. 'erb' in north america tends to be a local pronunciation quirk that varies all over the place without rhyme or reason. Should you care to look into the history behind the two pronunciations and their origins, you will find it is an astonishingly deep rabbit hole. The short answer is that both pronunciations go back so far in the history, they are both equally correct at this point.

sincerely,

'erbiebug

Edited by rcath

Looks like stronghold a bit.

Posted by Rongaryen

@herbiebug: I have done no research on the subject of 'erb and herb but, I personally distinguish them by whether it's a plant('erb) or person(herb). Doesn't mean it's right but, that's just how I've always thought of them as.

Edited by gbrading

Seems nice, slow paced. In a way, reminds me of Tropico.

There are no such things as 'erbs. They're Herbs. A silent H is just as crazy as Jif.

Posted by Bunny_Fire

i have found running this game in any higher than x1 speed can be very disastrous things can happen to fast to react to.

Posted by Silver-Streak

@gbrading: Mirriam-Webster states you're incorrect. Both Herb and 'erb are valid pronunciation. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herb

Posted by Cerberus3Dog

Amazed this was made by one guy.

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