Developed By: Black Eye Games, Fish Tank Studio.
Published By: Ravenscourt.
Platform Available On: PC
A code was very kindly supplied for the purpose of this review.
Set in the medieval world of Gloria Victis, Siege Survival: Gloria Victis sees your country invaded and your city under brutal siege. A small group of civilians are trapped in the only remaining stronghold and are the last source of hope for the defending troops hanging on for dear life.
In this preview of Seige Survival: Gloria Victis I will give my initial thoughts of the early build of this medieval adventure, I did bare in mind that with it being an early build I may come across some issues.
Getting into it then, first off you are treated to a cinematic cutscene giving you a short snippet of the story laying the foundations of what lies ahead. The gameplay seems very story driven with you bring able to make certain choices early on in a choose your own adventure style.
Once the game kicks in you are introduced to a lonely survivor whom you must help you do this by completing certain tasks such as scavenging or food items and wood to build a fire and a bed. The way the game flicks between gameplay and story really works and helps build up an intense story to the game more so than you normally would get in a standard strategy game.
The game itself seems to be based around preparation and planning, you need to make sure your characters are rested enough to go and scavenge and also fight but then you also need to make sure you have enough supplies for food and materials so it’s all about a fine balance. Scavenging at night is the most effective as you can move unseen although you must creep otherwise the soldiers will hear you, you also need to make sure you are back at base before sunrise or your cover will be blown.
Movement around the game world seems quite fluid with very little loading between areas, movement is a point and click system which for this style of game is very effective.
At different times throughout the day cycle you will need to brace yourself for impact as the enemy forces will attack the castle, this can be slightly confusing as boulders rain down in different directions, make sure you aren’t in harms way by making sure you are away from the red circles that appear, meaning impact is imminent.
All in all I found Seige Survival a good overall experience with very little issues, only seemed slightly laggy and when you move the curser to move your view it always moved to much but those really didn’t take anything away from the game. I feel as you play more into the game this will be a game that you will become more and more immersed in, I’m looking forward to see the full game released.
Graphics and Sound
For Seige Survival GV the devs have gone for a top down (at an angle) birds eye view which fir this type of game works really well. The game world is very detailed and looks extremely realistic which all adds to the immersion into the story.
The soundtrack is pretty good, not overly dramatic and certainly goes with the theme of the game. The sound effects sound authentic which adds more realism to the overall game.
Overall I found Seige Survival: Gloria Victis to be an enjoyable game, although it is still in development it still feels and looks a very decent game, one that I would recommend that any strategy fan take a look at on release.
Verdict-Out of 5🌟
I give Seige Survival:Gloria Victis an overall 4🌟 a good overall game with plenty to do and a very deep storyline.
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