MYTH OF THE EMPIRES REVIEW: WAY TOO BIG FOR SUCCESS
The myth of Empires, a new survival-crafting MOM from Angela Game. When I first started playing MOE, I must admit that I was very impressed with it. I don’t enjoy survival crafting games. Sometimes I get bored playing survival crafting games, so suddenly, my doom fortress and llama mine aren’t as enjoyable as they used to be. Does an excellent job and is highly absorbing. We’ll get to that in a bit. Although it does its job well, it lacks staying power. It is still in Early Access, so much of what I have to say is subject to change.
STORY – A PRIME OF GREATNESS
The myth of Empires has a unique quality that doesn’t require a story for its functionality. It only needs context. MOE posits that, after a giant war has decimated all local empires, you are now in a perfect position to create a new one. You can be the ruler of the world if you have determination and grit. This is a good idea. This puts you in a good mindset and explains why everyone seems to be doing it the same way. MOE does not require to tell a story. However, it would benefit from one.
A quick disclaimer: MOE shouldn’t be a story-based experience. It has worked in the past, and it will again. This could be the perfect game to tell environmental stories. It would be great to have some letters left behind from the fallen empire or item descriptions that tell the stories of the peasants in the war. The premise is sufficient to get you started. However, stories are what keep players coming back. While playing the game, I thought, “Would I return to it when the review was over?” I didn’t because I had no investment in the game. A little background information would make all the difference for us weirdoes!
GAMEPLAY – A SIMPLE EXPERIENCE
GATHERING MORE MOE THAN YOU NEED
The gathering will be the most common survival game. It will likely make up 90% of your Myth of Empires. You will be tasked to craft an ax, a hammer, and other tools to gather the stones and sticks. You’ll then need to break down boulders and cut down trees. You can pick up certain items, but most harvesting happens by hitting an unsuspecting nature area with a tool. You can collect grass, branches, and loose rubble by pressing a prompt at the contextual button. It works well overall.