Review: Seeds of Resilience
Indie games are always secretly fun. Seeds of Resilience is a survival turn based strategy game from Subtle Games. The game is available on steam for €13.99 and is well worth that low amount. The game is split between missions and a survival mode. Do you have what it takes to set up a new civilization?
Seeds of Resilience tells the story of a shipwreck that strands survivors on uninhabited islands. It's your job to help these survivors set up a new settlement. One of the game's features is the turn-based system. Your survivors have x number of hours per day to spend on actions. When the hours are up, you end your turn. The day passes and gives the world the opportunity to let events pass by. You also have seasons that come along and this certainly affects your survival. As a player you should definitely keep an eye on the seasons. Because in the winter you won't find food, for example.
Planning is essential in Seeds of Resilience. As we mentioned above the seasons can be quite treacherous. Your survivors have two basic needs to function properly: a roof over their heads and food. You need stock for both basic needs. Food speaks for itself, but in winter food is very scarce. So if you haven't stocked up on enough food, it may just be that survivors die. A roof over their heads is also important. A stock of building materials for a hut can do no harm. Because once in a while you will suffer from natural disasters. And these disasters can destroy your buildings and take away the housing of your people.
Fortunately, in the time wheel you can see in good time when a natural disaster occurs. The seasons are also amply announced. As long as you keep this in mind and plan for it you will get far in the game.
Some depth with Seeds of Resilience
Seeds of Resilience offers a little depth for the players who allow themselves a little more challenge. In addition to the settings that you can adjust for the difficulty, you also have to deal with the different individuals. Each survivor has their own weaknesses and strengths. The strengths emphasize their arts of survival. Weaknesses are an area that you need to be more aware of. Some of the weaknesses affect the hours they work during the day. One person, for example, sleeps noisily, which keeps others from sleeping. The other is a little less sociable and sleeps worse if they have to share a cabin with others. This gives you some extra options to think about during your playthrough.
You don't have to expect a masterpiece in terms of graphics. The game looks like it could have been made 10 years ago. The design is quite simple and you can clearly see that the makers have been more concerned with the content than with the appearance of the game. If you care more about gameplay than graphics, this game is a great choice for you.
Seeds of Resilience is an interesting indie game with plenty of potential. However, the game has to rely on the gameplay and not the graphics. The gameplay is a bit more challenging than the average survival game. Keeping track of the needs and personalities of your people will keep you on your toes. With the changing of the seasons and the natural disasters, the game can become even more complex to protect your people. In short, the game offers enough content for the low amount they ask. Seeds of Resilience is available on Steam for €13.99 and is on sale now for €11.19.
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