Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Outpost Gameplay Review

I'm playing Outpost, a colony survival management game by Highland Gaming.

Stranded in the arctic, the commander must lead his team of engineers and survive the dangerous nights in the Great White North. Supplies must be carried to the power core, where they are used to power radios (to call in mining equipment and make money for upgrades), heaters, the infirmary, and the canteen. Wildlife can be killed for food, medicine, and supplies as well. The interface doesn’t allow quick access to the engineers (either through a master list or box-selecting), a notable hinderance as the game moves at a quick pace. The commander can be controlled directly, using the WASD keys to move and the mouse to aim and shoot. Outpost is very difficult, with multiple things to manage (engineers, power, monsters) simultaneously. Outpost offers an intriguing mix of management and survival in an overly challenging environment.