Harvest Massive encounter Game Review by Shenni Bubb
Game Rating = 9/10
We won’t share the solar system, and the aliens are not impressed!
Harvest: Massive Encounter by Oxey Game Studio is a unique real-time strategy game which incorporates 2D fantasy. You are the base commander of a space colony deep within the galaxy, your job is to expand the colony while bravely defending it in every manner you can.
You have a selection of five building types. Now use these creatively, protect the colony, and fight hordes of evil aliens. Construct power plants, defense towers, and mineral harvesters. Supply them with adequate energy to fend off the evil intruders. There are a plethora of strategies on offer which will see you facing the greatest battle ever fought.
Buildings will cost you credit and energy; these are gained by harvesting from the mineral fields. Energy of course will come from the power plants. One of the most challenging areas of the game is getting the power and energy to the construction in need. Now this is not easy at all as you will need to place your energy links well. Energy is moved from power plants to other locations by jumping between these links. Setting your way points well is all part and parcel of strategy intelligence.
Build your defenses well, ensure you have as many as possible. The aliens are far from shy, and intend to gain the pocession of the colony at all costs; it could be at your death. Laser Towers, Missile Turrets, bombs, need to be charged well. Link the Laser Towers together for added security. When linked together this improves their range and damage control. Upgrade your missile turrets for a host of varied uses.
The aliens are well equipped for a great battle; they have the use of ten units. You will need to have all your wits about you in this battle of survival. Stay alive; survive, well at least for as long as possible. Get your name on the on-line high score list. Join player groups, and battle other player groups, Beat your own record while exploring three planets.
The game is a real award winner, I loved it. Planning and creative thinking are definitely the highs while the 2D graphics are sensational. The five game modes which range from the easy to the insane are great. With nine types of alien enemies who have your death as their mission, the game is highly challenging. The seven building types which come with a great range of abilities are well designed.
The game is fabulous, but crazy in many areas. You will only have 2-3 power plants to begin with and this makes for some radical thinking on your behalf. These power plants produce 1 energy per second, spend fifty minerals and you will purchase a placement. You will need twenty energy points to construct it first! With up to a thousand ways to set up your defense, the possibilities are endless.
Highly entertaining for the entire family. A game which certainly gives hours of strategy challenges. A great gift for one and all.
A 9/10 rating. Well worth the purchase price. Enjoy!