Aven Colony by Team17 and Mothership Entertainment takes you on a journey throughout new man-made colonies on new planets, where it is your duty to extend and make the colony flourish. This new game is extremely addictive. From the assignments you get from the commander to protect your colony from alien parasites, I for one can not get enough. Although I don’t advise this game if you are not into a simulation where you sustain life and happiness. Although, this game is much more than just that, it holds more secrets within its campaign mode. Here’s a tip though, start with the halo sims first because if you don’t , you’ll miss out on great information you can use in the game. I can’t get enough of this game, I can find myself playing for hours.
There are a few tricky subjects in the game, such as keeping the colonists happy and the nanite production. I for one found a way but it’s not a sure fire way to up production levels. I feel the construction drone hub should gain in range as they are upgraded as well as in the number of drones. Another factor in Aven Colony would be the rewards for completing an object. These rewards should be way higher in quantity than they are now. There are also some glitches in the game. I’d save up my resources to use for nanite production but, I wouldn’t receive the amount I should get.
Advice to anyone who plays this game; keep an eye on that storage capacity, air quality, housing capacity, and power output and input. These are simple things to keep in control but once you get into completing the objectives, you lose sight of these. These four statistics could potentially cause you to fail and lose your colony to infection spores, plague, or alien parasites.
Even though the loss of a colony could be devastating, it’s oddly satisfying. Just to see the whole colony you built, be destroyed piece by piece. Or even entering a questionable referendum year, where you can’t tell if you will win or not. But nothing is better than when you get the victory notification along with a promotion. A victory could also gain you access to to the secrets in Aven Colony. I believe that’s what keeps you into this game; just wanting to know more about the story.
In total this is a wonderful game. Well, that is if you enjoy a building game. Although this is not one of my favorite genres it is a good game and I’d tell others about it. I genuinely enjoyed Aven Colony. It gives you prospective on what it takes to have a successful living environment and the secrets of politics. If I had to describe Aven Colony in two words, they would be oddly satisfying. It will have you so upset but happy because even though you failed you have another time to start over – which stinks sometimes though, I wish it could let a player rewind or at least rearrange the structures. I give this game a 6 out of 10.
Here is the Aven Colony Launch Trailer:
Aven Colony is available to download now for Xbox via the Xbox Store, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and for PC via Steam for $29.99 /£24.99 / 29,99€. A boxed version for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is also available from select retailers worldwide.