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The game is an excellent concept. Managing your people is fun, and there is a good amount of procedural events that can mess with your attempts to maximize efficiency (not unlike RimWorld). But the controls are awful. I never know what is clickable and have trouble knowing when I've clicked it. Cycling through people is harder than it should be. I need to move my people aside so that they can use the very object they were standing in front of. Expeditions are a neat idea, but you don't get to see much of them (one of Fallout Shelter's biggest flaws). Many of the systems clash. It's fiddly to start or stop a task, and this has led me to for instance, accidentally send my little girl into the wasteland alone without a haz mat suit or a gas mask - 1. I couldn't cancel the expedition; 2. I already put her and her mother in haz mat suits, and then they took them off when going on the mission; and I didn't know that the suits don't have filters, so I didn't think to pack her a gas mask; 3. When I realized they were leaving without suits, I canceled the expedition for her mom but then had no way to cancel it for her. Placing objects you're crafting is a nightmare, because I have to find an area outside re hit box in order to move the screen to the correct area. And crafting is also odd because I have no in-game way to know where the components can be found. It is extremely hard to manage the colony's inventory. These UI issues need to be fixed. And the clashing systems. The underlying gameplay is pretty good, but the design on the surface has too many problems.
161 people found this review helpful
I've played so many games, and for mobile, this may be the one game that tops them all! Yes, it has its faults (touch controls can be unresponsive), but it kept making me want to continue, and once I got into a somewhat repetitive cycle, I wanted to do it all over again. This game has an RPG feel, Survival (duh), looting, and a bit of micromanaging. I personally recommended if you're looking for a shelter survival experience.
91 people found this review helpful
Played enough of the game to play through it in hard difficulty with no problems, which in and of itself is a problem. Once you have a firm grasp of the game mechanics and micro-management of the individual characters to prevent any waste of resources, the game just ends up becoming extremely repetitive. The game includes a few quests, but not enough of them to balance out the inevitable mindless wandering you end up doing with your characters since there's nothing else to do. Also no updates.
83 people found this review helpful