Hello there fellow gamers, I allowed 10 people to die and then allowed child labor – no I am not the regional head of operations for apple, I am a dude playing Frostpunk. The first three are the first three hours of a video game; a review is based on those three hours. If a game can’t capture your imagination in the first three hours, then it might not be worth it, this is my first three hours experience of Frostpunk.
Giving the basic rundown of this game, it’s the 18th century, and the world is frozen – its bloody cold! This is an RTS resource management survival sim rolled into a bundle of depression. After you build your first cemetery, you know that this will be a long game full of hard decisions, the law books open up, and you can enforce child labor, add sawdust to food so you can have more – it’s not a game you play on a sunny day.
Frostpunk is quite a good game, it’s testing me, and I can’t seem to win, so if you are up for a challenge, go for gold (Aussie for giving it a try). The graphics are great for a little top-down RTS game, the music and sound make you feel like you are in a frozen wasteland. My tip for anyone is to build the beacon; you’ll need it to send out a scouting party so they can retrieve survivors and scavenge supplies, this helps – because people will die, also build medical tents.
However, the game needs more – I think as a first edition its awesome and has a unique story to tell, but I would love to see more from these guys.