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Author Topic: Reus Mini-Review  (Read 6114 times)

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Reus Mini-Review
« on: May 20, 2013, 06:22:55 AM »
Basic Info

App NameReus
App URLhttp://www.reusgame.com
App Version Reviewed2.0.0
Test System SpecsIntel Core i7-3770   
16GB DDR3 1600MHz      
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660 OC (2GB DDR5)
Supported OSesWindows, although the developer has stated that they are looking into porting the game to Linux and Mac
Pricing SchemeSteam - 10 dollars/euros
Good Old Games 10 dollars - Also DRM-free!
Gamersgate 10 dollars/euros
Desura 10 dollars/euros
It should be noted that there's a 10% off deal during launch week
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Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product No affiliation besides liking the game


Intro:

Reus is a god game by dutch indie developer Abbey games. It's a bit of a casual pick up and put down game where each session lasts between 30 and 120 minutes.

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The Good

The game has a fantastic cute art style, simple rules and complex interaction. Figuring out how the game works takes a a couple of minutes, but finding out how the rules work with each other is a lot harder. It's also really slow paced without becoming boring, yet can get pretty tense if wars break out or an era is coming to a close.


The needs improvement section

As I stated in my video, I don't think Reus has too much replayability. You can only coax settlements along so many times before it become repetitive. The unlock system, while driving the game by giving you goals, ultimately might seem a bit grindy. As your maximum progress in the start is limited by you being unable to access the more advanced tiles for the game.


How does it compare to similar apps

The game reminds me a bit of those smart phone games where you mix and match elements to get new ones. Except there's a tangible effect rather than just getting new elements. The giants also remind me a bit of Black and White and Shadow of the Colossus. While not really all the similar to the last, it's pretty easy to make comparisons to Black and White.


Conclusions

It's a cool little game that I don't regret dropping 9 dollars on. Even if I only get 8 or so hours out of it. The developers also seem friendly. It seems like it is pretty easy to ask them questions on their forums, where they are pretty active.
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Re: Reus Mini-Review
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 08:17:43 AM »
Thanks for the mini-review p3lb0x  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Reus Mini-Review
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 09:53:14 AM »
@p3lb0x: thanks for the review. i might pick this up since it's on a 50% + 20% off sale right now at GMG.

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Re: Reus Mini-Review
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 04:33:25 PM »
I recently nabbed an extra copy of Reus through a humble bundle and I am willing to give it to anyone with at least 30 posts. First come first serve basis.

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 05:04:47 PM by p3lb0x »