Reactor Tech

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a game by 4Co
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 8.5/10 - 4 votes
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Reactor Tech
Reactor Tech
Reactor Tech

What we have here with Reactor Tech² is a really cool idea. What we have here is a game that is all about power… well running a power plant. You can head over to Steam and there is a free demo for this that gives you an idea of what you can expect when the game is finally complete. It has many similarities with city building style games and that right there is my jam so I am very interested to see how this progresses.

I Bring The Power!

There is actually a campaign in Reactor Tech² which I thought was pretty cool. The game takes place over the span of 100 years and the idea of the campaign is that you are trying to be the world's biggest power supplier.

You will have rival companies that you need to compete with so it is going to be far from simple. I really do like the idea of racing forward trying to guess what technologies are going to be vital for the future all the while keeping an eye on the present and making sure you are creating enough power.

Building A Power Empire

I have to say that this is one heck of a complex game. When it comes to building, you do not just build a power station. You have to build a power plant of course, but you need to have power units to run them these are things like boilers and turbines. You also need power lines to take the power where it needs to go and having some power storage is a good idea as you can store your power in case there is ever a problem and your plant is down.

I Work In Sector 7G!

You know, you have to wonder how no one has ever made a game like this, but based on The Simpsons! Anyway, Reactor Tech² also has you needing to make sure that the power plant is running. The power units can be tinkered with and you have a lot of control over these to make sure they are running the best that they can be. You also have different options when it comes to power output as you have full control over the control panel for things such as boilers, neutron reflectors and you also have many types of fuel to consider. If you ask me the operation of your power plant seems to be the most complicated part.

Forget Homer, We Need Lenny & Carl

The presentation of Reactor Tech² is rather basic, it has a top-down kind of thing and in many ways, it reminds me of Sim City. The UI takes a long time to figure out as there is so much that you have to go through. This is a game that is very, very deep and it does require that you really do pay attention and learn what each menu offers you. I get that for some this challenge is great and when it all clicks and you are providing power all over the world it is awesome. The worry is that some people just will not be willing to invest the kind of time a game like this requires.

8

As someone who loves city-building-style games, I am finding what Reactor Tech² is offering very interesting. Running a power plant sounds like it is going to be a deep and rewarding experience and I love how there is an actual campaign here to play through. The idea of having to research new energy technologies for the future is something I think is pretty cool. I do feel that there is a steep learning curve here, but it is one of those games where the more you put into it the more enjoyment you are going to get out of it.

Pros:

  • The campaign takes place over 100 years
  • It is pretty amazing just how much control you have
  • Run your power empire your way!
  • The demo is good at giving you an idea of what to expect from this game

Cons:

  • The game does have a learning curve
  • It does demand a lot of your time

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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