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Dune: Spice Wars Preview – Control The Spice, Control The Planet

The diplomatic aspects of the game are unfortunately a bit rudimentary at the moment, as the other factions aren’t really tradable and the most diplomatic thing to trade is research and trade deals. On the plus side, however, these small interactions aren’t the only way to impress an opponent. spice wars. Skullduggery is the name of the game when it comes to rivalry on Arrakis, and the game helps flex both covert and overt social pressure.

For those who want to keep their hands clean, factions periodically receive a list of edicts, and they vote together who will go into effect or who will benefit (and suffer) from their effects. A faction can use its accumulated authority to punish its opponents and take advantage of it. Intelligence is a universal term for currency used in the opposite plot type, allowing the player to “build” missions whose effects can be immediately left to unsuspecting intruders. A few possible hiccups when coordinating these operations keep the player alert.

Early Access can sometimes mean poor quality and questionable reliability, so it’s good to see that Dune: The Spice Wars does not suffer from any of these. The game ran smoothly and consistently, and the gameplay is both engaging and fundamentally solid. Instead, the biggest problem that can be found Dune: The Spice Wars it’s a general lack of variety, and the game can get old, although that’s enough to soften the issue a bit. For example, while there’s a lot of Dune to explore, there’s very little to find, and they all have the same effect when researched. Random events in the game have a similar problem, where they vary a bit more, but never yield results outside of their direct effect. Seeing these smaller events tell more stories about the political struggle to hold on to Arrakis would go a long way to making them more impactful, even if the mechanical effects remain the same.

Arrakis is an interesting and complex world of galactic-scale political intrigue, and seeing a game attempt to bring this daunting environment to life is enough to make that point. Duration Dune: The Spice Wars The developers at Shiro Games, like the Arrakis factions themselves, have a solid foundation that can serve as the start of something much more powerful and influential as its development continues.

Dune: The Spice Wars It will arrive in Early Access on PC on April 26, 2022. A digital Steam code was provided to Screen Rant for the purposes of this review.


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Dune: Spice Wars Preview – Control The Spice, Control The Planet

The game’s diplomatic aspects are unfortunately also a little barebones at the moment, as the other factions can only really be traded with, and the most diplomatic thing to be traded are research and trade agreements. On the brighter side of things, however, these minor interactions are not the only way to affect an adversary in Spice Wars. Skullduggery is the name of the game when it comes to competition on Arrakis, and the game allows for the flexing of both covert and overt social pressure.
For those wishing to keep their hands clean, periodically a slate of decrees are given to the factions, and together they vote on which to enact or who gets to benefit (and who gets to suffer) from their effects. A faction can use their accrued Authority to punish their rivals as well as benefit themselves. Intelligence is a catch-all term for the currency used in the opposite type of scheming, and it allows the player to “build” missions, the effects of which can be dropped on unsuspecting interlopers at a moment’s notice. The possible inclusion of a few hiccups when coordinating these operations acts as a way to keep the player on their toes.

Early Access can sometimes mean poor quality and dubious reliability, which is why it’s so nice to see that Dune: Spice Wars suffers from none of this. The game ran smoothly and consistently without any issues, and the gameplay is both engaging and foundationally sound. Instead, the biggest issue to be found in Dune: Spice Wars is a general lack of variety, which can get old even if the gameplay is enough to smooth over the issue somewhat. For example, while there is plenty of Dune to explore, there are only a handful of things to be found, and they all have the same effects when investigated. The game’s random events have a similar issue, where they vary a bit more but never have any consequences outside of their immediate effects. To see these smaller events tell more of a story about the political struggle of holding onto Arrakis would go a long way to making them feel more impactful, even if mechanically their effects stayed the same.
Arrakis is an interesting and complex world of political intrigue on a galactic scale, and to see a game try to bring that daunting setting to life is enough to make it worth checking out. While Dune: Spice Wars might not be a perfect realization of this goal just yet, the developers at Shiro Games have a strong base that, much like the factions of Arrakis themselves, could serve to be the beginning of something much more powerful and influential as its development continues.

Dune: Spice Wars will be released into Early Access on April 26th, 2022 on PC. Screen Rant was provided a digital Steam code for the purposes of this review.

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Dune: Spice Wars Preview – Control The Spice, Control The Planet

The game’s diplomatic aspects are unfortunately also a little barebones at the moment, as the other factions can only really be traded with, and the most diplomatic thing to be traded are research and trade agreements. On the brighter side of things, however, these minor interactions are not the only way to affect an adversary in Spice Wars. Skullduggery is the name of the game when it comes to competition on Arrakis, and the game allows for the flexing of both covert and overt social pressure.
For those wishing to keep their hands clean, periodically a slate of decrees are given to the factions, and together they vote on which to enact or who gets to benefit (and who gets to suffer) from their effects. A faction can use their accrued Authority to punish their rivals as well as benefit themselves. Intelligence is a catch-all term for the currency used in the opposite type of scheming, and it allows the player to “build” missions, the effects of which can be dropped on unsuspecting interlopers at a moment’s notice. The possible inclusion of a few hiccups when coordinating these operations acts as a way to keep the player on their toes.

Early Access can sometimes mean poor quality and dubious reliability, which is why it’s so nice to see that Dune: Spice Wars suffers from none of this. The game ran smoothly and consistently without any issues, and the gameplay is both engaging and foundationally sound. Instead, the biggest issue to be found in Dune: Spice Wars is a general lack of variety, which can get old even if the gameplay is enough to smooth over the issue somewhat. For example, while there is plenty of Dune to explore, there are only a handful of things to be found, and they all have the same effects when investigated. The game’s random events have a similar issue, where they vary a bit more but never have any consequences outside of their immediate effects. To see these smaller events tell more of a story about the political struggle of holding onto Arrakis would go a long way to making them feel more impactful, even if mechanically their effects stayed the same.
Arrakis is an interesting and complex world of political intrigue on a galactic scale, and to see a game try to bring that daunting setting to life is enough to make it worth checking out. While Dune: Spice Wars might not be a perfect realization of this goal just yet, the developers at Shiro Games have a strong base that, much like the factions of Arrakis themselves, could serve to be the beginning of something much more powerful and influential as its development continues.

Dune: Spice Wars will be released into Early Access on April 26th, 2022 on PC. Screen Rant was provided a digital Steam code for the purposes of this review.

#Dune #Spice #Wars #Preview #Control #Spice #Control #Planet


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