Frostpunk is a very interesting survival micromanagement city builder. As unforgiving as a player would want their city builder to be, while adding the darker characteristics of survival gameplay. Definitely reminds you of this war of mine in that it is a slower paced game with a heavy tone. Definitely suggest this game at 8/10 for a few reasons. The first being that the creators really put heart into the game, the player is constantly reminded that this isn’t Sim City or City Skylines. Its a world where every day means life or death for its citizens, and every decision makes or breaks your current city. The second is that its a beautiful game for the price. There are a lot of city builder/ micromanagement games with top quality graphics and little to no depth or vice versa. This game, though plays at a slower pace, will really engage the player into the story and the citizens they are trying to protect. And lastly, which goes full circle on my review, is the story. Every in game day has something happening that will effect the rest of the players capabilities. One big complaint about this war of mine was how narrow the player was expected to perform their tasks. This game will have the same complaints. But in my opinion thats how true survival is suppose to be interpreted. Making the hard decision to better the lives of many, instead of being given countless attempts to better a situation.
Again, I give this game 8/10.
The story is engaging
The price doesn’t put a hole in my wallet. However, you can get this game for free if you watch this video: frostpunk free
Just remember this isn’t your typical city builder and you’ll have a solid 10-40 hours on this game. More if you love the game and are patient for the future DLC content.