Eufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution. The game allows the player to explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is both unique and compelling. Eufloria’s aesthetics are reminiscent of children’s books like “the little prince” and the gameplay is supported by an original ambient soundtrack by Brian Grainger. Gameplay revolves around conquering asteroids in space and using their resources to literally grow and nurture new semi-organic plants and creatures to do the player’s bidding. The player is pitched against several teams of AI opponents that all vie for the same resources and can offer fierce opposition.
This game consists way too much of: Starting a game, plant a few trees, leave the game personally while it runs, come back to it after some min and tell your massive force to conquer everything. Only a few levels with scripted attacks where this does not work.
AI is not clever enough to attack when it should, mostly passive, too bad this makes a game with great potential boring. On some levels it does not attack at all and I am not about the beginner levels.
Gameplay of a fantastic genre is dumbed down and simplified to the point where you can easily multitask your housework and your wife and children at the same time while playing this.
The design is awesome, probably the best about this game. Its pretty sad that its actually the genre itself that keeps me and probably most others entertained, the game itself is rather poor.
Too bad it sure got potential. Some more challenging more engaging AI and it would really help. There are a few levels where its really a lot of fun playing when the enemy does stress you. The level design is great, many levels all with somewhat different approaches on how to master.
I dunno why but I did enjoy reading the intro of every level, its not like having a story but I think I grew tight to my seedlings because of the design.
Music is nice too, calm and cozy, just as the game is calm and cozy. It fits and aids to the atmosphere.
The few special units such as flowers and that 4 laser thingy are nice, I didn't care much about the specs of my seedlings in terms of Strength Speed and Hitpoints and was still able to master it.
I like the game, at times a lot, then sometimes its just boring unchallenging and a waste of time when the AI just waits. I would really wish for a Speedup Button because in the phases where you just wait for your army to grow the player sits in front of his monitor inactively.
The Demo is very good, gives a good intro and sight into the game, you know what to expect from the full version afterwards.
Being one who prefers FTS & retro games over other game types (RTS, MMO, RPG), I really enjoy playing Eufloria ...
* elegant yet detailed, simple graphics (zoom in & out all the way)
* simple game play mechanics like a casual game
* a wonderful soundtrack
* lacks graphic RTS violence so my kids can watch (or play)
* relaxing to watch & play (usually ;-) the organic color schemes help too.
I can't really say enough good things about this game. Do you yourself a favor. Try out the demo. Either you'll love it (like most folks) or go 'meh'. The only thing I wish is that it came in a Linux (and Mac) flavors ... and maybe a bypass helper. This game is perfect.
I played it a lot. I bought it long time ago, and used it on my Windows PC and a portable version on my Workplace PC XDD
I think it's one of the best games in years, but I'm using Linux (Debian) and cannot play it since it doen's work well on wine, and it's really slow on VirtualBox.
It need's a port.
Absolutely excellent. I played this mainly watching a livestream due to the apparently slow pace. It wasn´t a good idea for my watching and for the most part there is far enough happening to keep you occupied. The gameplay is suprisingly hooking, far better than it seems on trailers. I have to note that some later levels are impossible, to the best of my knowledge, on the more dynamic/faster AI which is the default. That aside there isn´t much to complain about.