Towns brings a fresh new take on the city building/management genre by introducing many RPG features.
Even at this early stage of development, Towns is a lot of fun. The game borrows elements from Dwarf Fortress, but presents them in an accessible format thanks to a friendly user interface and warm graphics.
Towns will soon incorporate elements of another notable game, Majesty, by adding heroes. Having played Towns as it is today, I know that their inclusion will really lend some diversity to the gameplay. Currently, Towns offers the fun of building a productive town and fending off monsters. The inclusions of heroes will further add diversity to the town society, and create an item-based economy.
Given that the game is already fun, and the planned updates provide interesting new content and gameplay, I can't imagine Towns being anything less than a hit.
Highest Rated (37 agree) 7/10
It is a game with great potential. The gameplay is like DF Lite (If it existed), which is not coincidental because the developers said they had Toady's masterwork in mind while working on this game. An important difference between Towns and DF is that Towns has an interface more attuned to the human eyes. That's right, wanna mine that wall? Click, drag, click, orders are now set! Now watch the Townsfolk perform hard labor! (Note: Press Ctrl to toggle wall visibility. It makes tracking your village's…
Dec 2 2011 by Mythrrinthael