Review: IXION [PC] :


Developed by Bulwark Studios Published by Kasedo Games Space exploration comes with galactic proportions. Build, manage and balance challenging choices to help your station crew survive among the stars. In a stunning display of Stellaris And Civ: Beyond EarthGet ready for an experience that makes time fly by.

The bridge is yours. This is it ninth.

The final frontier

The future is bleak. Humanity has pushed the Earth to its last stage. As a war-torn and polluted world continues to spin, one group focuses on saving humanity from itself. Tiqqun is a massive space station by the cooperative DOLOS, sent into space as the first steps to salvation. In a surprising departure from most real-time strategy (RTS) games, the story takes an interesting and heartbreaking premise. One I won’t spoil here.

Conquer the stars and protect humanity, this is your ultimate mission. Base building and RTS themes make you work on multiple levels. ninth You play as the manager, the first and last word on the board of Tiqqun. You must manage everything on the space station, including the health and happiness of its people, energy for buildings, and resources for constructions. You must discover technology, complete given tasks, and maintain peace in order to thrive amidst the cold darkness of space.

There are three levels of management that you must deal with ninth. The first, and probably the one you’ll spend the most time in, is the Inner Deck. Here you will build structures for housing and manufacturing among many other things. People reside at this level, and you can find tasks given to you that require you to make promises that you must then choose to keep. The second level is the Tqon station itself, which needs hull repairs and other large items such as external solar panels. The third layer is the map of the galaxy, where you’ll send ships into the distance, and have them scavenge, scout, and search the stars for anything you can spot out there.

to go boldly

ninth It is a beautiful game, with amazing visuals and details that add to the atmosphere. The units look detailed enough without straying too far from the rest of the world around them. The art style is almost thematic, evoking the emotions of the events that take place. The music is great too, with an opening theme that had me pulling back to just listen for a while. There are many good tracks that convey the feelings of the missions nicely.

A word of warning, however. If you are familiar with RTS games like civilization or Age of Empiresor even something like that Frostbank-You will be well versed to handle this game. But if this is your first steps in this genre, you may feel overwhelmed. There is a lot of reading and a lot of trial and error. Many of the things you are supposed to do are based on intuition rather than being told outright. There is a tutorial up front, but it took me a bit to get over the initial learning curve. Don’t let having to learn keep you from playing. This is worth the investment.

Final verdict

ninth It is a brilliantly designed and almost brilliantly executed game. What could be one of the most storied games in the RTS genre, it’s just so captivating. Soon, you’ll find yourself watching time fly by as you balance all the spinning plates that make up everyday life aboard the Tiqqun.

IXION for PC is available on the Epic Games Store and Steam. Review key provided by Bulwark Games.

Hassan

Hassan

IXION is a brilliantly designed and almost brilliantly executed game. What could be one of the most story-driven games in the RTS genre, it’s absolutely captivating. Soon you’ll find yourself watching time fly by as you balance all the spinning plates that make up everyday life aboard Tiqqun.

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