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Just like Human Resource Machine before it, 7 Billion Humans is one of the finest puzzle games I've ever played. A game based around programming logic runs the risk of being too complicated for its own good, but Tomorrow Corporation has fine-tuned the difficulty curve perfectly. Scrolling through a program and finding the exact command that needs to changed to carry out the exact right action is as fun as it can possibly be and with over 60 unique puzzles I doubt I'll be putting it down anytime soon.
7 Billion Humans is aimed not only at those who have an aptitude for computer science and programming, but for any type of gamer who is curious about learning how to use functions to solve problems with clever solutions. The more you play, the better you'll get at this basic coding environment, spotting section in your code that can be optimized, lowering the overall number of steps or using other actions to complete the same goal. In the end, the game is certainly fun and, while not being as unique since the team did previously release Human Resource Machine, it does expand on the formula and scope. The funny writing and charming cartoony art style will win you over and keep you chuckling until the end. It's a polished release that I highly recommend.
If you're looking for a fun puzzler that doesn't pressure you with any kind of time limit, it's hard to go wrong with 7 Billion Humans. The game's variety of tools and obstacles keep it interesting all the way through... Just don't expect anything particularly special from its story.
We thoroughly enjoyed our illustrious career in data manipulation – if you've got the head for it (or if you've ever enjoyed an episode of Silicon Valley), 7 Billion Humans is as perfect an introduction to programming as you could hope for. It gives the layman an appreciation of clean, efficient code, and the writing will keep more savvy players entertained for the duration. It offers more puzzling variety than its predecessor, but if your brain simply isn't wired that way, you won't like it any better. If that's the case, we'd recommend sitting this one out and crossing your fingers that Tomorrow Corporation have something less esoteric in the pipeline.
A good entry to programming, but limited to just that. It’s entertaining enough while it lasts, but anyone familiar with programming will likely beat this extremely fast, and move on. Still, it’s fun.
There will likely be plenty of Human Resource Machine fans who fall in love with 7 Billion Humans, and work diligently to optimize their programs. Still, puzzle solvers who aren’t versed in these concepts may be faced with tougher roadblocks then their colleagues when trying to ascend the corporate ladder.
Human Re..., err, 7 Billion Humans is a fine puzzler-meets-programming, especially for those into titles that actually need some thinking (and then some). Just remember that this might be a bit too similar *cough*identical*cough* to a previous title for its own.