What I liked:
- There’s a decent amount of content for you to sink your teeth into and enough variety within this content to keep you coming back for hours.
- The presentation side of the game is absolutely amazing in my opinion because the visuals have a ton of detail within them and the sound design does a great job of creating a sci-fi style.
- Whilst not being the biggest fan of strategy elements I found the strategy in this game to have a lot of depth but it was also easy to get to grips with as well.
- Unlocking new cards gives the game lots of replayability and I found it very difficult to put down because of this no matter how long I had played it.
- I found the game to be fun when playing on my own or with a friend and there were no real issues or problems whichever way I played.
What I didn’t like:
- There isn’t much variety present in the missions you have to undertake which is a shame because the rest of the game’s content has plenty of variety.
- Sometimes the gameplay can be a little on the slow side which does make things become a little tedious every now and then.
Does Golem Gates do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all sometimes a game fails almost immediately because they take a little too much on in regards to combining a few different genres together at the same time. Every now and then though a game gets this spot on and when it does it makes for some fantastic gameplay. Thankfully Golem Gates is one of those games that gets it spot on and the amount of depth within the gameplay makes you want to return back to it time and time again. You won’t get bored when returning either because in terms of content the game has lots for you to get to grips with and no matter how you play the game Golem Gates is fun when played on your own or with a friend. The main crux of this game then is its strategy elements and I’m pleased to say that they’ve implemented these elements extremely well and when in full flow these elements combine with the card battle aspects perfectly. Something else that also combined together perfectly were the visuals and sound design because I’m not exaggerating when I say that these are some of the best visuals that I’ve ever seen in a game of this ilk. In terms of problems then this game doesn’t have many at all and if there was a little more variety in the missions then there wouldn’t be really much wrong at all with this game. At the end of the day then Golem Gates is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable games I’ve ever played in this genre because there’s plenty of variety within the content and plenty of replayability as well so if you only have a slight interest in this genre of games then I thoroughly recommend that you give this game a try because it really is that good.
I rate Golem Gates 8.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Laser Guided Games, LLC
Genre: Strategy/Card & Board
Release Date (Xbox One): May 31, 2019