Review: Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt (PlayStation 4)

Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt hands the crown to you: Guide your people from their first steps in a small village to a massive medieval metropolis with thousands of inhabitants.

Pros:

  • Bright vibrant graphics.
  • 687.1mb download size.
  • Town building/economy gameplay.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Four save slots.
  • First campaign has a working tutorial set over a handful of chapters.
  • Five modes-campaign/scenarios/endless mode and the seaside empire.
  • Campaign-six campaigns each with 2 difficulties-easy and hard.
  • 26 scenarios set pieces.
  • Endless mode has 24 maps varying in size and difficulties.
  • Seaside empire has six scenarios and 9 maps.
  • Good loading times.
  • Quick pop up dial for fast selecting tasks.
  • Save when you want.
  • Clear easy to read the Hud and Hotbar.
  • Game speed options.
  • Erase mode-allows mass erasing with a simple highlight/mark and delete.
  • Level up from tasks to get new research.
  • Full stats and stock screens.
  • Happiness bars and graphs based on your performance.
  • Encyclopedia-help archive.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Fun to play.

Cons:

  • A couple of blue screen crashes.
  • Only one control layout.
  • Stop-start pop-ups.
  • It looks like an upscaled mobile game.
  • No online interactions.

Summary

Townsmen is a well-known strategy game that I first played on the mobile. Coming into this version I honestly thought it would just be an uprezzed mobile game. I am wrong and wrong in a big way, the game feels like a solid fully competent console game. They have made the controls work really well, the progression is layered and done in a way where you feel overwhelmed, it comes with a lof content, some of which was DLC before. The graphics look good as does the animation. Overall Townsmen is a decent strategy game and a must-own for strategy fans.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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