Against The Storm Reviews
Against the Storm is a well-designed, charming, enthralling roguelike city builder.
Never the same game twice, Against the Storm is a rare gem of a city builder that thrives on chaos but exists in perfect balance, evolving with you as you learn and adapt.
Against the Storm is easily my favorite city builder to reach its full release this year. It manages to escape from the sometimes dull lack of progression felt in some other builders, while also providing a lot of depth to sink your teeth into. Because of that, it lives for far longer than most games in the genre can claim. Eremite Games has really built something special here. A very nearly perfect storm.
"Cozy" doesn't quite describe Against the Storm, but there's a reason I'm thinking it. It's a real feat, honing a game to offer layers of depth, infinite strategic options, and replay value while not making it intimidatingly sharp. There's a good chance you'll find respite from the interlocking systems that run your life inside those of this complex, calming builder.
An inventive roguelite citybuilder brimming with challenge and excitement, making it a bold step forward for both genres.
We often talk about the limitations of the worn-down AAA model of game development and publishing, but because of financial woes and external pressure, independent games can be even more restrained by the unwritten rules of established genres and the whims of the market. Like its title suggests, Against the Storm is all about rebelling against the tide and making the impossible possible out there.
Against the Storm is a prime example of what can happen when a small team has clear inspiration, passion, and a willingness to collaborate with its players. It's a brilliant mix of roguelike, strategy, and small-scale city building that will hook you from the jump.
Against the Storm is a rich and immersive roguelite city builder that's chock full of quality content.
An unusual strategy with roguelike elements, excellent processing and addictive gameplay will definitely keep you entertained, and thanks to randomly generated content, it will definitely last a long time.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Against the Storm is an engrossing and fun game. Its focus is on moment-to-moment settlement management but with a ton of gameplay ideas that make each new expedition feel unique. I love the unpredictable nature of the glades as well as the many ways to interact with the Queen’s requests and the dangerous ruins.
Against the Storm is a surprisingly well-functioning combination of city-builder and rogue-like game. The gradual expansion of options that increase your responsibilities creates an excellent gameplay loop that many similar games can often lack. Bravo!
Review in Czech | Read full review
With beautiful visuals reminiscent of Warcraft, the smartest and most versatile city-building I've ever seen, and addictive mechanics will keep you up til 3 AM, Against the Storm is city-building, rogue-likes, and real time strategy at their heights.
A game that breaks the stereotype of having to perfect city construction. With a high-quality blend of simulation and roguelite elements, it feels like enjoying a single-player game campaign. Constructing cities in various ways each time and achieving goals provide a sense of accomplishment.
Review in Korean | Read full review
Against the Storm features a simple yet well-executed city building system. The gameplay is accessible and the quick matches make the development of the adventure dynamic and fun. Even with the limited variety of missions and scenario events, future updates promise to add a lot of content for players and make it a standout among its genre.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Endless hours fly by while I try and appease the Queen with beavers and lizards. Each map offers unique challenges that are brought about by my own selection - A choose your own adventure city builder of sorts. I can't stress how fun that is.
You will fail many times and you will also succeed many times. How it happens, well, it's all different. You will never lose the same way. The roguelite element is a delight. Even in failure, you learn something that will help you in the next playthrough. [...] Against The Storm is wonderfully done, with each playthrough feeling fresh. Even though I am terrified of the Queen's wrath, and the storm, come what may, I will run it back over again.