When you mention a management sim, you would expect something like the classic board game Risk or similar. I generally have liked games like Civilization, so when I heard of Siege Survival: Gloria Victisi I could not resist taking a look at the game and see if it was any good. This is a preview version of the game, so without further to do let us look and see what we are being promised.
Developer: Black Eye Games. FishTankStudio
Release Date: Mid May
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300U 3.5 Ghz / AMD Equivalent
GPU: Geforce GTX 960, AMD Radeon HD 7970
RAM: 8 GB
HHD: 10 GB
Thanks to the publisher for the review code.
Siege Survival: Gloria Victisi is set in a medieval era in Europe and Vikings are the main enemies that are attacking. When battles happen in the cities the survivors retreat to the stone walls of a local castle and this provides enough protection for a short while to allow the people hiding there to survive until the calvary arrives. Be warned that you will not have many resources to work with, with the main being rubble to make a stand while using the main weapon resourcefulness.
Being mindful of your resources is your number one priority. Your first resources are the people available to help in the fight. The civilians are useful to help the main soldiers who are fighting to defend the walls. Each one will have their own unique skills and have their own stories, strengths and weaknesses. When I was playing the game I was given flashbacks to an other game that I played a lot of, This War of Mine. But Siege Survival: has a lighter feel to it.
Another thing you need to watch for when fortifying the castle is blind spots or secret entry places. One small gap and that is your defence gone. As the game is an early preview there are a few minor issues that the development team will probably be working on before release. You can only get resources to store at night-time during stealth missions.
You will also find that storage space is limited in your backpack. The map is not really too useful at the moment as not everything shows up. And the last little niggle is the save system. It saves only at the start of a new day, so any progress is lost if you exit the game on that day. A manual option would be useful to save just before a night mission.
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is a good game. I enjoyed the preview version and to be honest by the time the game releases mid May, most of the little bugs will be worked out and Black Eye Games and Fish Tank Studios will have a great game to offer people. Can’t wait to see the finished version.