RimWorld is an independent construction and management game.

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Game Review:

RimWorld is a prime example of a great game that does not have to have the latest graphics or take up the size of Texas on your hard drive. Instead, the game commands your attention and imagination as a story generator. Graphics function as a small part of the game because it is so deep. The people in your colony have different relationships that play a key role along with many other factors such as climate, pirates, and the overall story coming directly at you with different twists and turns.

The story is just part of the game as you have a plethora choices to make. You have to choose your colonists and these can be a wide a varied group. Do not expect experts because the colonists each have glaring imperfections such as personal demons, lack of training, and just general inexperience. You command this motley crew to build a base and fend for themselves. In my very first game, a romance started almost immediately with an ogreish looking guy and a big woman called (I kid you not) called Bear. Although I had to start over in the tutorial in order figure out how to play, that caught my attention right away.

Do yourself a favor and start with the tutorial. There is so much to do that you will get lost without it. Even with the tutorial, the game will not guide you through everything. The tutorial ends after sending a small invading force to test your colonists and security. You then have to learn how to bandage your wounded after the attack yourself. Overall, RimWorld deserves your time to learn how to play since it offers so much game-play to experience despite the basic graphics and small file size.

Features:

  • Inspired by Dwarf Fortress.
  • Sci-fi colony sim.
  • Has considerable user created content via Steam Workshop.
  • Quite expensive DLC at one for $200 and the other for $400.
  • Generates stories.
  • Simulates such things as trade, relationships, medicines, psychology, and diplomacy.
  • Make structures, weapons, and survival essentials.
  • Tame and train pets.
  • Decorate your colony as you see fit.
  • Fight pirates, insects, animals, and killing machines.
  • Capture prisoners.
  • Several storytellers to choose from.
  • Build the ultimate base for your colony.

Review Score:

5 stars or 10 clubs

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12 COMMENTS

  1. The graphics are an odd mix of pixels, sounds are pretty decent. The soundtrack is pretty find to listen to. Basic gameplay consists of designating objects or structures to build. Over a pretty decent growing type game.

    ugmsrocks09 did not rate this post.
  2. Oh sweet. Despite the graphics, it’s a fun game actually. Building up your base and such. It can get confusing easily. But all in all, it would be fun after you get to know the mechanics. It’s amazing!

    Thumbs uppy~

    Mayonnaise did not rate this post.
  3. Summary of this game ?
    : A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Inspired by Dwarf Fortress and Firefly. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

    Nhecole did not rate this post.
  4. Pretty good sci-fi village simulator and it’s also a survival game. You pretty much take control of a group of villagers and you need to survive on a planet. You gotta manage everything from social interactions to natural resources. The graphics are rather odd looking but you’ll get used to it once you get a feel for the gameplay

    Rex did not rate this post.
  5. RimWorld is one of my favorite game it reminds me of terraria which part im interested is that they got ores too. This game has been worth the price of admission since at least last year – I completely adore it. I’ve had some very memorable colony collapses – my favorite site was burrowed over months into the heart of a mountain. I shouldn’t have had to collapse a society to learn how important fire exits are. The trailer feels so nostalgic. The is fun with friends to play with while surviving in game you can do solo too if you are the type who plays solo.

    Blasphemy did not rate this post.

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