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Humankind, Review Of The Game

Humankind, Review Of The Game – Humankind Has Been Known As A Competitor To Civilization

Humankind Has Been Known As A Competitor To Civilization Since Its Introduction; But Is This Game As Successful And Amazing As Its Source Of Inspiration In Practice?

When the first demo of  Humankind was released, the minds of all fans of the strategy genre turned to the old and popular Civilization series, and the new production of Amplitude Studio was considered a competitor to this top-rated series. Of course, in the meantime, it should not forget that Amplitude itself is by no means unfamiliar with this genre of games and has a brilliant track record with works like Endless Legend. But Humankind’s more realistic atmosphere than the studio’s previous creations led to such comparisons. Now join us to see what quality Humankind has and whether such comparisons make sense at all.

To start Humankind, you must first select your avatar. Various characters are available for this purpose, from which you can choose the desired option and even change its appearance as you wish. To start the game itself and enter its world, both online experience and the possibility of playing with AI competitors are provided, and various settings are available with which, for example, ، you can set the total number of turns or make difficulty settings Even the shape of the world in which you are going to adventure, according to the ratio of water to land and other details to your liking.

Build an avatar in the game Humankind

After entering the world of Humankind for the first time, the game introduces one of its interesting features very soon.

You do not start with a city or even a force capable of building a city from the beginning, but instead, lead a tribe that must seek resources in the vast world of the game and can be a base or even a base. Build a shelter for himself.

This approach conveys well the sense of the beginning of the game from the roots of the human race, and you can, for example, gradually increase the size of your group by gathering food, and by gaining the necessary resources, build your first building in a part of the world where you feel better access to resources. Yes, make it.

The first minutes of Humankind are very cleverly designed and, of course, attractive; Trying to find the prerequisites and then the part of the map that has better resources is exciting, and especially if you have chosen a small map, engaging with other humans or even creatures like mammoths can be a daunting challenge.

However, once the first structure is built, your work is just beginning, and you must enter the next age by fulfilling one of the goals that Humankind has set for you, which include killing a certain number of animals or bringing your number to a certain number; Where the game introduces another important mechanic.

Historical periods in the game Humankind

In the Civilization series, players choose a particular civilization from the beginning and play with it.

However, Humankind allows you to choose a new civilization and culture at the beginning of each era. For example, you can start with the Assyrians, choose the Iranian civilization, and similarly go to Britain, Japan, or other civilizations in the following eras. Of course, it is possible to continue with the same previous civilization.

Each of these cultures has its own characteristics, forces, and even structures that will somehow determine your path and strategy at that time; For example, one civilization may have positive advantages in terms of money and gold, and another in terms of industry and it is up to you to choose what your goal is and which culture is best suited to achieve it.

The idea of ​​choosing a new culture at the beginning of each era, in general and on paper, is beautiful. Especially its combination with other things such as civic, fictional, and religious choices that you have to do over time conveys the feeling that you can have special and unique experiences in playing Humankind and create different conditions for yourself with your choices.

This can feel to some extent in the early days of the game. Still, Humankind has in common with work like Civilization because as you move into more modern eras, this sense of distinction gradually fades, and the game always seems to be Finds a fixed and definite trend.

One reason for this is that in more modern times, your cities, from everything from food to industry, science, and the level of sustainability, are progressing to such an extent that the differences between different civilizations or civic and religious criteria are no longer noticeable; In other words, you no longer need to be so dependent on these components in more modern periods that you do not feel much need to upgrade one or some of them through the specific characteristics of civilizations.

Game map Humankind

Another factor that causes such a feeling to be found at higher levels is the low variety of goals that the game has set for you.

In each era of Humankind, you have a series of specific goals that you will achieve Fame by reaching them, and when the game in any way, from reaching a certain number of turns (the total number of turns can adjust in several levels) or even other things such as reaching By the end of the technology tree and other methods, a civilization that has more fame will win.

But in the meantime, your goals are minimal and monotonous. They can only reduce things like building a certain number of structures, having certain forces or populations, and reaching a certain amount of technology. In each era, only the number goes up.

However, this does not mean that Humankind is not valuable in the long run and that it becomes boring after playing it a few times.

First of all, increasing the game’s difficulty can create new challenges for you, especially facing other leaders and civilizations.

In addition, the overall Humankind experience is generally addictive and fun, even with that in mind, and you, as a player, can take a new approach each time you play; For example, you may once want to play the role of a belligerent leader and focus on building a powerful army of forces and attacking other civilizations, and in the next game, try to expand your civilization by building more cities and creating the conditions for this.

Focus on the work, and although you should ultimately focus on gaining more fame to achieve the ultimate victory, and this is a bit of a limitation, you can still enjoy the overall addictive experience.

Humankind world map from above

A work like Humankind must test the power of players to adopt the right strategy in various aspects. This is one of the things that has made the Civilization series, for example, an ideal experience in this genre.

As a result, one of the most important issues in the game is discussing diplomacy and communicating with other civilizations.

At low and even ordinary degrees of difficulty, this aspect does not present very complex challenges to the audience. As a result, leaders of other civilizations often treat you in a definite and consistent manner.

Although every leader has a set of ethical characteristics, you will not realize this much in these difficult times. If you do not want to, you can communicate with them without the hassle and even make good economic deals by buying or selling resources.

However, at higher levels of difficulty, this aspect of Humankind manifests itself more and more and attempts to capture more parts of the map face more real challenges. For this reason, I suggest that after a few games of gaming experience, you move on to more difficult difficulty levels, which will definitely provide a more engaging experience.

Victory page in the game Humankind

In addition to the discussion of diplomacy, construction and combat greatly impact the Humankind experience.

You first build a base in the game, and then you can reach the set goal, upgrade it to a city, and occupy more areas of the map over time. These areas can be connected to your main city in the form of a base, or you can upgrade to an independent city if conditions allow. Bases do not have the power to build various structures or train troops, and only through them can mines be built for their nearby resources.

However, you can train troops in cities, build various structures to improve the economy, food, industry, or science, and even hold events.

The construction aspect of Humankind is generally acceptable, and it is gratifying to watch your civilization expand over time, and more importantly, to have a strategy for doing so so that the overall level of stability of your cities does not decrease due to the connection of different bases.

At the same time, accessing different mineral resources requires making the right decisions; However, this issue is less noticeable at higher times, and your progress so much that you are not afraid of components such as stability.

Humankind game world

Another important factor mentioned above is game battles.

You can put the forces you have created together in a group, and there are no restrictions for this purpose. For example, you can put a sword in a group with an archer. Over time, the overall capacity of the teams increases with the arrival of new technologies, and you can even group seven different forces and even have backup forces, and by placing several groups of forces next to each other, simultaneously bring them all into a battle. Do.

The battles of the game themselves are performed tactically on the same main map; In this way, if you select the manual mode, you have to determine the location of your forces and then attack the enemy in turn. In each general turn of the game, you will have three turns to fight.

Game battles have good general mechanics, but the AI ​​of the enemies does not improve much; For example, enemies usually choose their attack options at random, and while one of your forces is supposed to have a shallow level of health and will definitely be killed in the next attack, they are targeting another force.

This issue, which has nothing to do with the degree of difficulty, has made the tactical sense that the game tries to present in battles less effective, and even after a while, you will prefer to enter into this type of struggle, especially when the force is superior to the force. You have the enemy; complete the battles faster through the automatic mode.

Humankind game battles

Humankind puts players on a big map to become the best civilization, visually detailed and high quality.

Also, things like the design of different forces have worked well for work in this style, and the overall technical performance of the game will give you a hassle-free experience or long loads.

However, we see a series of obvious flaws in the design of the game’s user interface. For example, when you have several notifications simultaneously, sometimes their display is disturbed, or a series of explanations that should be seen when moving the mouse cursor on the desired option is not displayed. You do not understand. Developers should definitely work on improving these UI bugs in future game updates.

The general Humankind trend combines different components, from construction to acquiring new technologies with good variety and design, and struggle and diplomacy.

The fact is that the game is not perfect in providing the overall experience of these components, nor is it so problematic that you can not enjoy the experience.

The experience of the game may be a bit repetitive in more modern historical periods, and things like the AI ​​of the enemies in battles may not be much better. Still, in contrast to the game’s overall experience and trying to succeed in it, it also has a sweet and addictive feeling.

With all the weaknesses, you can finally enjoy playing Humankind. Made by Amplitude Studio, it is not yet an experience like Civilization, but it also has its own features that make fans of this style not regret the experience of this exclusive PC work and have fun with it for a while.

Humankind game review has been done on the computer.