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I am pretty excited to take a closer look at Terra Invicta today. This is a sci-fi grand strategy game and from what I have seen in the preview build of the game, this is for those of you who love your strategy games deep. The whole premise behind the game is what actually grabbed my attention and then as I looked further into the game, it was just how many gameplay mechanics that made this thing up which made me impressed.
The premise of the game is great, aliens are coming to Earth, and mankind is split on how to react. In the world that Terra Invicta is set, mankind is so split that the world has been divided into six different factions. Each faction has its own ideology and thoughts on how to handle the impending alien meet-up.
The factions are quite different. For example, Humanity First does not care if the aliens are good or bad, they want them all dead. The Academy wants to learn from the aliens and make some kind of alliance, the Servants see them as some kind of deities and worship the aliens. Ultimately, mankind will start on Earth and then head for the stars. As a premise, I just love the sound of this.
Bridging The Gap
The idea of Terra Invicta is that this alien communication happens and this leads mankind to make the leap into interstellar travel and colonize the stars. You first need to take control of Earth's nations and then you head to space where you forge your own path in space. This is a very deep game and your “faction” is made up of different people that are known as a council you have politicians, scientists, and operatives, and how you use each one will shape the kind of leader you are. If you want to be more diplomatic and try to manipulate your way, politicians will help you, if espionage and war is more your thing, operatives have you covered.
The Boost Of Technology
One area where I think Terra Invicta is going to split people is with just how deep the game is. There is a global research system where you can get resources on Earth and from the stars and develop various new technologies. You can work with others to form alliances, you can just try and look after your own, or you can walk a line in the middle.
With this technological boost, space travel becomes the norm and there is a pretty robust starship and space station system at play here where you can build your own. There is some combat in the game as you will be forced into conflict and here you can flex your might as you come up with tactics and plans to destroy your enemies.
I have only just touched the surface of what Terra Invicta has to offer. This is the kind of game that puts the grand in the name, grand strategy. This is a game for those that who are not scared to dedicate a ton of time to a game. It is not the kind of game if you are new to strategy games and do not really get them as the depth it has could be very off-putting. Still, if you like strategy games, you have to keep a close eye on what this is offering.
- I love the whole story and lore they have created for this game
- It is cool how different each faction is
- Are the aliens good or bad?
- The actual strategy mechanics the game has are very deep
- It is probably not great for people who are new to strategy games
- I feel you must be into sci-fi to appreciate the story they are telling here