Reviews by Kommanderkarma
Addictive.Kommanderkarma | May 30, 2013 | Review of Reus
Since there's not too many god games around, I decided to give Reus a go.
In Reus you control 4 giants and shape the world inviting humans to move in and to found cities. These cities have unique needs and you must use your giants' powers to fulfill them. Grow a city too fast and they will get greedy and attack each other. While doing this your giants will be able to learn new powers.
The game's true hook is the replay value which comes from unlockables. Some powers etc. may not be used during the first games (3 variants: 30, 60 and 120 min) but are unlocked for the future games by getting achievements. One achievement equals one unlocked object.
Graphics are nice and fit the gameplay well as does the soundtrack, though music gets pretty repetitive after a while. Gameplay is pretty smooth and easy to learn though to obtain higher score a good strategy is needed. It seems this game was inspired by titles like Civilization and Black & White. For fans of the genre I strongly encourage to check this out!