Scythe: Digital Edition , Searching for "The Factory"

Gateway To Gaming

First published at 04:13 UTC on June 14th, 2018.

Disclosure: This game copy was bought by the reviewer.

This is the official adaptation of the board game featuring five factions and a depth of strategy. Every player begins with different resources, top-bottom task management, and unique faction perks built around their fixed starting position. Build mechs, capture territory and upgrade your lands to hopefully make the mark in the final scoring period.

Alright, I will admit I never played the board game, but I can safely say the tutorial is not very helpful. Instead of going through a practice game explaining key concept, it introduces the key concepts in no particular order. I get a grasp of the game following a couple of rounds, but I had to see an actual tutorial of the board game to catch the aspects I missed. The presentation is top notch with some absolutely beautiful artwork, detailed board design and superb music. The pieces are mixed (heroes, mechs are great, but buildings and villagers are plain). I didn't notice any major technical issues and it ran pretty well, even when it was in fast forward mode. I haven't tested it versus other people, but I plan too before posting any curates. The only negative I can think of is with the poorly structured tutorial, so for new players (like me) there is a curve. For people who have played it before, you will be able to jump right in.

SensitivityNormal - Content that is suitable for ages 13+