On 10/1/2020 at 7:05 AM, centersolace said:
Hmm, that looks interesting, is it more of a management sim, or a puzzle game? It looks very trial and error-y.
Sorry for the late reply, this got somehow buried here.
I've played Despotism 3k for about two hours now and it's a puzzle management kinda game.
Balance the production of food energy and humans while the pressure to produce more always increases.
I find it too hard to be enjoyable. It's stressing me out even on easy mode.
There should be an option to make time pass way slower. That said, the humour is great, the is a ton of reference to classical Sci-Fi movies that are campy enough to be mildly amusing and the story, premise and visual art style of the game is pretty great to awesome.
Hope that helps.
What is less stressful to play is Hades.
It's a mostly meh to good roguelike with the occasional spike of woah, that was great in case you get rng that isn't a bitch. I don't understand why everyone is having such a great time with it, but I hate roguelikes, rng and dying in general. And that it manages to keep me vested enough to be interested is a good sign.
The story is great and I'm a sucker for Greek mythology, so that helps, but other than that I just seem to be interested in a niche and so alienated by the mainstream that even overwhelmingly positive rated games warrant little to no positive emotional response...
Oh well, to be honest I feel far more connected to the main antagonist: Hades himself than to his son, the protagonist shown in the picture below...