Element

Flightless

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
Based on 4 critic reviews
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Element

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

Based on 4 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJul 26, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJul 27, 2018

Publisher: Flightless

Element is a realtime strategy space game for people who don't have time to play realtime strategy space games. Home no longer provides a means to survive. A fight for resources to escape our system has begun. The future lies beyond… Element is a visually stunning realtime strategy space game with a focus on sharp, accessible gameplay. Element is for lovers of beautifully crafted, original looking games. It is for people who are into space and strategy games but don’t have hours of time to invest. It’s also for gamers who enjoy launching missiles and blowing things up. You are escaping a decaying solar system. You must visit each planet, mine enough element, and defeat the enemy to progress to the outer planets and beyond. Generate energy, mine element, build attack and defence units, and destroy the enemy while maintaining a balance between earth, air and water.

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While Nintendo Switch doesn't have many real-time strategy games to its name at the moment, Element could well be the flashpoint that finally shows just how well the genre can work when reinterpreted in the right way.

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Element gets right to the point, but its also kind of repetitive. Still, overall it's an appealing game. The mechanics are easy to get the hang of and I love the retro polygon look. But if you're hesitant about this one, I'd say wait for it's inevitable eShop discount in the future.

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There's plenty to like about Element. The game's stated goal was to distil down the strategy game to something that still felt grand and "complete" in scope, but was playable for a few minutes at a time. It achieves that, and at the same time gives players a compelling look at a theme that is quite pressing, as the world looks towards an era of depleted resources. But it's also hard to push past the feeling that there should have been more to this one.

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Element is elegant in its simplicity; both its visual design and quick strategy concept are engaging hooks, and it provides a healthy challenge for those seeking it.

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