Dream Engines: Nomad Cities is a hybrid city-building title that mixes the popular elements of many different genres into an entertaining, yet challenging experience.
Returning Color To A Haunted Island
HIGH The art style is wonderful.
LOW Time-gating content holds the experience back.
WTF Postmaster Bear received a package of bloody bear claws…
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near Pripyat, Ukraine exploded. In the weeks, months and years that followed, some 600,000 civil and military personnel were brought in to contain the catastrophe — the Chernobyl liquidators. Estimates put the number of immediate deaths around 50, but several thousand liquidators are thought to have later died in the aftermath.
Back In The U.S.S.R.
HIGH A richly detailed operational WW2 strategy that plays smoothly for wargame vets.
LOW The lack of handholding can be overwhelming for newcomers.
WTF Why are the aerial operations so fussy if the AI automation is turned off?
Exposing The Poverty Of The Rich
HIGH The (outrageous) accuracy of the simulation.
LOW The graphics are underwhelming.
WTF Why isn’t everyone a white male at FERIOS?
Play, Wait, Conquer
HIGH It delivers the thoughtful pace needed for this genre.
LOW No interaction with the environment. Gameplay takes place in a dashboard.
WTF The item description text is so small, it can barely be seen.
Like Chess, But With More Colors
HIGH Classic tabletop tactics with all the bells and whistles.
LOW Matches can take a while to complete.
WTF The character models are twice the size of houses.
Flying, Fighting, And Firing Missiles
HIGH Exhilarating combat. Fantastic sense of speed.
LOW No. Checkpoints. During. Missions.
WTF This is a post-apocalyptic future with our current level of technology???
Above It All
HIGH A relaxing, chill city-builder…
LOW …that might be a bit too chill for some.
WTF Watching resource gliders consume forests like steampunk locusts.
My Empire Of Dirt
HIGH Interlocking systems that generate drama.
LOW Deep-seated anxiety on whether a gang likes me.
WTF A mortician gangster — handy!