Post by KostaAndreadis @ 08:21pm 12/04/19 | 1 Comments
It made our Top 10 Games of 2018 list, and now it's coming to consoles. The excellent strategy meets survival meets city builder that is Frostpunk is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One under the title Frostpunk: Console Edition.
As per the press release developer 11 bit studios has spent considerable effort re-designing mechanics and making adjustments to ensure a smooth experience. The Console Edition will include all post-release updates, features, and balance changess that came to the PC release including the recent The Fall of Winterhome scenario.
Frostpunk: Console Edition is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. Presenting complex strategic gameplay, demanding challenges and rich story, Frostpunk extends its unmatched survival experience to consoles.
Adapted for consoles with revised controls and adjusted mechanics, Frostpunk: Console Edition allows you to fully test your tactical prowess on the frozen wastelands.
MAINTAIN HOPE Survival is about hope and the will to live. Your ability to spark and maintain these two in your people will be a determinant factor for success.
MAKE THE LAW Society is a group of people abiding by the same rules and sharing similar beliefs. Establishing laws and customs will be a crucial factor in shaping your society.
WEIGH YOUR CHOICES Will you allow child-labor? How will you treat the sick and wounded? Frostpunk challenges tactical skills while questioning your morality.
EXPLORE Expeditions, while risky, can bring you valuable intel, precious supplies and grow your society’s population. There may be people out there, and their fate lies solely in your hands.
PLAY ENDLESSLY Endless Mode offers new maps, game modes, mechanics, and allows you to dive into the Frostpunk experience deeper than ever before.
A truly brilliant game that we can't wait to see how it stacks up on consoles. Here's an excerpt from our Game of the Year write-up:
"Frostpunk is a game all about mood, albeit one of imminent and persistent dread. While at its core a city builder, by raising the stakes to create true moral and situational panic thanks to the Victorian-era steampunk meets the Ice Age setting -- 11 Bit Studios has delivered what can only be described as an emotional rollercoaster wrapped up in a tightly structured simulator. A Sim City natural disaster taken to the utmost extreme level. Playing through the various scenarios, especially on the harder difficulties, the ‘surviving the cold’ aspect adds considerable weight to staple city builder activities like constructing new and more comfortable homes for your citizens. Or, setting aside room for places workers can unwind after a long day in the cold mining for coal or gathering wood.
Outside of the more drastic and in your face decisions, like deciding on whether or not child labour laws are the best option for the survival of humanity, or slipping into a form of governance that, is for a lack of a better term, fascism -- each of the playable scenarios offers enough thematic and thematically-challenging variety. No decision feels unjustified, or there for mere shock value."