50 Years – PC Review

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A game that aims to be Civ but in the hour long format – intrigued. We were. Review ahead.

Description

“50 Years is a fast-paced alternative to the bigger, longer turn-based strategy games. You can win or lose a game in a single evening. Either way you’ll want to play again.”

Its a game where if you had an hour or two spare – and strategy in mind, its perfect. One more turn means 2 mins rather than hours.

Gameplay

It follows 3 steps on your 50 years (in 50 turns) journey.

Pick your faction and begin the journey

As with Civ, you get the advantages to who you pick. Americans have extra gold but French get the action to retreat in combat.  Lots of variables to consider and lots of trials and fails.

It begins, Stage 1 – Build and claim resources

Now, to set up camp.  Peasants and Swordsman are your starter people and you build from there. It maybe a simple start but you then developyour resources and take the next step.

Do you go for beefy swordsman (Knights) or take the ranged path (archers). The games basic menu system has great hidden depth, because not all paths lead to success.

Stage 2 – Fight for your life

 You do not control your faction in battle but all fighters compete. Have no fighters? Send in your resource gatherers with shovels to beat them over the heads with.

Basic battle system but dam its looks easy to win – but difficult to master.

Overall

We could talk in more details but we hope we showed the way.  We tried the 50 years (equals to 50 turns)  many times, with one life we lost many times. Battles can never be lost but money has to come in – its that hidden depth that makes this a solid  3/5 game.

 

 

3 out of 5

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