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Potionomics

Voracious Games, XSEED Games, Marvelous USA, Inc.
Oct 17, 2022 - PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

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Critic Reviews for Potionomics

Underneath the cosy exterior lies a complex, rewarding shopkeeping sim.

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Running a struggling potion shop, sourcing ingredients, haggling with customers and fending off the bank is all charming and stressful work in equal measure

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Potionomics combines genres to produce a deck-building game that never get old. It sometimes feels overwhelming, but the end product is satisfying enough to keep you hooked.

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For those with a pathological fascination with efficiency, but even then, beware.

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Potionomics is a genuinely unique take on the sim genre that blends strategy with fun, and bolsters it with lovable and engaging characters.

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Potionomics is a gorgeous game with expertly animated characters and entertaining writing. The potion-making component can be fun, but at times the looming deadline and struggle to gain money makes Potionomics a stressful experience.

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Potionomics has simple but multi-layered mechanics that make it robust enough to keep it interesting until the end. In addition, the characters are well developed, especially their animations, overflowing with charisma during the dialogues. The negotiation mechanics using cards is the highlight, and it is possible to devise many different strategies to increase the products' value. However, the lack of Portuguese localization is a negative point, mainly because it is a game based on text and dialogues with choices. Also, the first few hours of the campaign may interfere with the player's interest in continuing with the game due to the unbalanced difficulty. Even with these problems, Potionomics is quite competent in what it offers and is certainly one of the most positive surprises of 2022.

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Seriously, this is one of those reviews where I want to keep writing because I want to convey how much fun this game is overall. I had a blast with this game. In moments where I was stuck, I didn’t have the urge to throw the game away and never pick it up again; I wanted to figure it out, convinced that there was a path through. I felt happy at each success, rejoiced each time I made a nice sale, felt comfort as I slowly started making money and turning the tides against the forces arrayed against me.

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