The Hive is a real-time strategy game made by Skydome Entertainment. The player will take control of the hive from where he will build structures, gather materials, and kill foes to venture on. You can purchase this title for $20 on steam right now.
...wait so what happened to the humans? If the story was so concentrated on human life why did the shift all of a sudden focus onto this new species of aliens? Why don’t we play as the humans instead? What even happened to the humans then, did they all die? It was not said at all whether they all survived still or died. Did these humans meet with the new species? If you are trying to make a narrative work everything must connect otherwise you're just making a story out of thin air. How did this reign of fire happen anyways? Global warming?
There are also items you can find in the game that only the workers can pick up which is extremely inconvenient might I add, because even though these items can make your leader “stronger” it really did not feel they were any better than before. Also, sometimes while in combat, some of the units will not attack and just sit there taking hits, this was extremely annoying and made the game a lot harder than it should have been and the fact that I can’t make a lot of units was also very disappointing.
GRAPHICSThe only thing this game has going for it is its art style. It looks nice and is soft on the eyes which is always appreciated. There is not a lot going on and the game runs very smoothly, I did not encounter any graphical bugs or glitches that would cause the game to run slowly. Runs at a very solid fps which is good. There is just a lack of detail on some things that don't render right away as you see it. This is an early access title so all of this is okay for now but I expect in the full game that everything be rendered right away. Overall, the game does look beautiful in its colorful art style.
SUMMARYThe Hive ultimately has a boring story with gameplay mechanics that don’t feel any special than any other RTS game. It tries to be a story driven narrative that goes on for too long and ultimately makes the player not care about anything that happens. The fact that I can only have three units (attack, range, leader) in total for attack is a warning sign in of itself and the developers seriously need to change the game in this aspect. If I would have to rate this game at the moment it would get just 3 / 10. But as I said, it's still in Early Access.
- beautiful art style
- boring gameplay
- unexplained parts of the story
- 3 attack units only
- lacks depth and variety