If you are a lover of management genre, built to combine survival between harsh environments, forced to make extremely difficult choices, do not ignore Frostpunk.
Frostpunk takes place in an alternate timeline in the summer of 1886. At that time, snowstorms and frost were still raging incessantly, leaving humanity in the midst of crop failure and costing the lives of millions people.
You – as a leader – will have the task of leading a group of people who seek to flee from the chilling cut flesh, and hunger to find a source of heat generators. Then find a way to operate it and develop a strong settlement around this area, meeting the necessities of life.
Throughout the construction process, your leadership mind will face many challenges related to the balance between food resources, and living residents. There will be times when you need to make ruthless decisions for a group of people, in exchange for saving the entire city from collapse.
Without a doubt, Frostpunk is a great game that perfectly combines 3 elements of Survival, Construction, and 4X (the common name of tactical games like Starcraft or Empire). With the perfect presentation as well as engaging storytelling, Frostpunk creates exciting experiences that players will never get bored, especially when they must dominate and keep an entire city be safe between the post-apocalyptic ice age.
The story of the game is told through extremely impressive graphics, making it easy for players to enter it. Frostpunk’s style of design really makes it hard for gamers to take their eyes off, with snow breeze and steam-driven buildings, which have created a cultural style that many people love. The footprints of the workers on the white snow, the sun shimmering through the dark city, or the flames of the buildings flickering in the night all of which contributed to make gamers imagine a post-apocalyptic world they can touch.
In addition to graphics, the sound of Frostpunk is also a memorable highlight. The sound of snow and wind whistling beside the majestic and dramatic music also contributes to honestly retelling the story of a civilization that has come to an end. Everything, sounds a warning bell for players, that you are the head of the last city of humanity on Earth. And only one careless, you will be the one responsible for the genocide of mankind.
Frostpunk’s gameplay revolves around these very elements. In a post-apocalyptic world, the amount of resources that players can find and manipulate is extremely small. Just one wrong step, and you’ll realize you no longer have a chance to make a mistake. Not only resources but the human resources you can recruit is never enough as you want. Remember, this is a world where humanity is almost wiped out. So respect each of the workers or soldiers you hold in your hand.
To complete Frostpunk’s main campaigns, players will spend between 12 and 15 hours, with an end-game event that will appear around the 38th day of the game. That is enough time for you to complete and understand everything that Frostpunk wants to bring. Of course, this is also a fairly valuable replay game, where you can make many different decisions to lead to different results. In addition to the main storyline, Frostpunk also owns two fine-tuning levels, allowing gamers to play games with different goals in building a city.