As always with these things, I’d like to give a huge shout out and thank you to our friends over at Raw Fury for letting us check out a copy of this early. I would also like to introduce you to a long time friend of me and @torstenvblog not just at Savior Gaming, but in the real world. He has been with us from day one, he has streamed with us and now he will occasionally be guest writing with us. So without further comment from me, here he goes.
Hello everyone I’m Jonathan and this is my review of Per Áspera.
Now I went into this thinking it was just your average city builder but boy was I wrong if you have ever played Frost Punk and I have then you will feel right at home with this game since the difficulty level even on easy is a challenge.
Now before I start I will say the only criticism I found with the game was not having an actual tutorial system and instead sending you on a blind playthrough of the campaign.
Now it offers campaign mode for the story and sand box which is so you can go crazy building stuff.
Now onto campaign mode which is where I have spent most of my time engrossed in a story that honestly keeps you wanting more as well as keeps you on your toes, you play as AMI a system AI tasked with terraforming mars so that you can bring humans onto the planet, now this is where the game immediately peaked my interest I’m not controlling some builder or humans no I’m a program designed with feelings to try and handle this mission to the best of my knowledge and I for one feel the dev team knocked it out of the park.
If you have ever played Frost Punk you know the game limits resources and nodes are random well the devs took that and did the same here you place your mines on nodes that immediately show you how much they have available to produce for you which means every move you make starts to become critical to the survival of your mission so far the area I started in has a great amount of nodes but I am also playing on easy so I can enjoy the story, you also are granted a tech tree as you progress so you can better your technology which trust me you will need it as power is the biggest issue you will find one issue I saw during this was the game doesn’t hold your hand so mistakes will be made as you progress and everytime you need to make new buildings no hints as to what goes first so it’s all dependent on you and how fast you can react and build since resources are limited until you have a medium sized landing zone or rather area of control.
I don’t wanna get into the story itself I admit I didn’t finish the campaign I don’t like spoiling stuff for people who might wanna buy there games but yes this game is definitely worth a shot if your a fan of city builder games as I call them this one really takes it to new levels and a story that honestly keeps you on edge of what’s gonna happen next so far I give this game a solid 8 out of 10 and that’s only because I wish they had done a tutorial even if small so players don’t go in blind but the game is enjoyable and definitely one to play thank you all for stopping by enjoy and game on.
Below I’ve included some pics I took.