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Now and then comes a bizarre concept that you'll be reeled into playing without any reserves of whether it's good. World Turtles is one of those games where the title describes what's pretty much the core premise of gameplay. It's a strategy game where players will build their homes and hearths on a giant floating space turtle, aiming to preserve the life of this majestic intergalactic creature.
It's easy enough to get the wool pulled over our eyes with an exciting title and concept, as many people know. Plenty of strategy gamers are aware that the hype can be honest for a title, only to find that little gets offered in terms of palatable gameplay. World Turtles has not had a full release yet, but the demo has given us a concise idea of what the game will bring to the table - so let's dive in!
Show Your Turtleness
So what are World Turtles exactly? There's nothing unique when defining the core gameplay of this oddly packaged title. The game is a colony builder whose sole objective is for players to build a thriving society amongst the perils and hardships of life on a floating turtle. Yes, that sounds pretty humorous, but you'll be surprised at how turbulent times can be for your colony of 'Meeps' if you don't manage them properly.
There's something so intriguing about the aesthetic of World Turtles that will keep you reeled in and encouraged to develop your society. It's a colorful, outlandish set of visuals that brings a sense of relaxation, zooming out to watch your turtle gracefully swim through space. Despite no natural end objectives, you'll want to ensure your Meeps live harmoniously by making the colony as efficient as possible.
You'll do everything a colony builder encourages you to do. Players will build buildings, upgrade their stature through a skill line, and advance society to benefit their World Turtle and beyond. Challenges arise in the creature's position in space; you'll find ways to solve problems that don't rely on violence and destruction - the whole experience is just pleasant.
World Turtles is a game geared toward strategy enthusiasts that enjoy a more pleasant experience focused on management rather than conquering. It's nothing unique to the genre, but the concept of connecting with nature rather than blowing everything up will win some hearts and minds. The game has proved its worth, and we bet we'll only see improvements on full release.
Let Your Cares Float Away
To say that I am enjoying World Turtles would be an understatement. It's easy for players to immerse themselves in your bizarre world very quickly and thoroughly. You watch every little detail flourish as you throw your cares away and get attuned to this natural environment. The game is a much more relaxed approach to colony sims than other harsher genre members, like Frostpunk.
World Turtles is a game that appeals to the casual gamer. Still, the experience might be a bit too unchallenging for seasoned strategy players. There's no satisfaction with the end objectives, no natural enemies to fight, and the multiplayer interactions are more about peace and love than competitiveness. Still, I believe everyone should give World Turtles a try.
Round-Up - Pros & Cons
- Strange colony sim concept that comes off as appealing to the player
- The immersion factor is high
- Hours of enjoyable casual gameplay
- No real end objectives
- Lack of competitiveness may not interest some strategy players.