I reviewed Jon Shafer’s At the Gates for Rock Paper Shotgun the other day. It’s from the lead designer of Civilization V, so I was expecting great things. But unfortunately I found it incredibly slow and, well, pretty dull.
If you have the patience for REALLY slow 4X games, then you might get more out of it. But one thing I didn’t mention in my review is that the AI is pretty dimwitted, with other factions not really bothering to attach or expand, so the only real challenge is surviving and slowly (very slowly) building up your tribe. You can check out the review through the link below:
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