Game Review

Game Review- TerraGenesis

Game: TerraGenesis

Developed by: Edgeworks Entertainment

Genre: Simulation video game, Strategy video game

Available on: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows

Hello, welcome to another game review. I’ve been playing this game for a month now. To be honest, I’m not sure if I have enough things to comment on this game.

Before I continue, this is the game’s cinematic trailer:

That video is cinematic because you won’t see all those things when you play the game. Once you play the game, all you can see is this:

Nothing flashy, just this plain screen.

The goal of this game is to make your chosen planet/moon habitable. Or at least reach the desired goal based on the faction you decided before beginning your game.

The Faction I chose was The Daughters of Gaia with the goal of achieving independence and reaching paradise habitability.

There are five different Factions to choose from with different perks and goals to achieve victory in the game. Once you achieve victory, especially with Mars, you are then given a choice. Continue playing on Mars or start on a new planet of your choosing for free. I choose Mercury.

I think the first planet given to you to take care of is Mars. I think. Because I also installed this game on le fiance’s gaming phone and they also gave me Mars but I decided to start a new game (which you can do by pausing your current planet/moon to transfer to the new one)

Yes, I said free since you can buy some new worlds using real money. Not that in-game currency.

After the factions, you then start your journey based on that faction’s goal. Adjusting the temperature, sea levels, pressure, oxygen, and population.

I said at the beginning of this review that I don’t have any other comments regarding this game. This is just something you open for a while, check if you reached the current goal, if you need to adjust or build something, then you log out.

That is it. But despite that, this game is not simple. Oh boy, it took me… I think, three weeks or more to reach victory on Mars. I kept forgetting to check on this game, despite the notifications. After almost a week of playing, I realized that I can pause the game. So that, the things happening to my world, won’t exceed the intended limit.

So, if you are planning to give this game a try. Please pause it before you go to bed. Or at least disable some facilities unless you want to end up like me. Who woke up one day with a sea level so high that Mars looked like a water world.

Mars after I reached Paradise habitability

One thing I really enjoyed in this game was seeing the changes happen. One by one. Slowly but surely. I remember how excited I was when I first saw that tiny blue area on the surface of Mars. That feeling of slowly seeing the land turn green and the lights as each city started to grow its population. I just love that.

So, if this game sounded a bit interesting to you, give it a shot. Maybe you’ll like it too.

At the moment of writing this review, I am struggling with Mercury. Again, I forgot to check what is happening the whole entire day yesterday, and when I check, the people abandoned the city. Like WTF man?

If you play this game, send tips, please!

Thank you so much for reading. I am trying to go back to reading and if I’m successful, I will post a new book review this Saturday. No pressure though.

That is all. I’ll talk to you soon.