I have played this game for about two years
It is the best and the WORST game I have EVER played.
How is that possible you might ask.
Well initially I did think the tactical gameplay was too hard. I did a number of restarts. I had a number of occasions where there was an update and my saves would not load. I almost gave up just because I had put in so much effort and it was all lost. I was going to abandon the game and I said so on the forums. Then I read some posts on how to play strategically. I decided to have another go. All of sudden most of the tactical plays became way too easy. For example attack a nest with just infantry and it will take a while. But attack with vehicles rampaging through at high speed and it’s all over in two or three turns. I could provide more examples but you get the picture.
So we all know how hard it is to get resources and how mind numbingly absolutely boring it is to keep having to raid to get them. So basically you have hours and hours of repetitive resource and nest raids which are way too easy (but I will admit would be interesting if you didn’t have to keep repeating them). Once you get your troops half trained you go for the ancient weapons and even getting them isn’t a challenge just boring same old same old. Once you get the ancient weapons it becomes even easier (Yawn)
And then just when you have an idea of how to play the devs in their wisdom fine tune it and your playing style doesn’t work any more. Back to square one. Do this a few times and it gets old very quickly.
Then of course you get to the end game and it’s way too hard. Lots of monsters and you better hope you have the right troop mix. If not back to square one. I only got to that stage once (in TWO years of fairly solid playing) because either all my saves wouldn’t work due to upgrades or the devs changed the rules and I had to restart.
So anyway I was putting up with all of this but I had not played for a while. I thought I would dive back in after about six months. In the meantime Festering Skys has been released.
Now I login and I don’t have Festering Skies and all of my saved games will not load. It wants me to buy Festering Skies.
Nope not going to happen. Not spending any more money on this game. This game has been released for at least two years yet it still seems like it is in first release. If the devs can’t be bothered making sure old saves will work when they do updates then I will spend my time elsewhere. The fact that this has happened to me more times than I can remember shows this isn’t a one off.
Bye Bye Phoenix Games. Game deleted from PC. Will not be buying ANYTHING made by Phoenix Games