Against the Storm is the type of game that pushed me towards console gaming in the first place, and why I’ve kept the PC at bay.
These sort of strategy games are just so captivating that everyday life becomes a chore when you’re trying to save your people from an ongoing downpour.
In Against the Storm, you have to build up your community in preparation for the onslaught of the elements – notably the storms.
You take on the role of caretaker for a forgotten civilisation that includes the staple human, but also beavers and lizard people.
See: there are such things as lizard people, folks!
Aside from the fact that this is a Sim City-like game in that you build the structures and manage your communities diet, there’s a massive curveball here in that it’s a roguelike.
Key features in Against the Storm include:
- Engage in city building core amped up with roguelite’s replayability
- Harness three rain seasons which dictate constant shifts in your strategy
- Manage a city inhabited by three races with different needs and skillsets
- Discover and incorporate long-forgotten technologies that influence your playstyle
- Build and grow a city that will endure harsh weather conditions