BOID is a game that reminds me a lot of StarCraft – but not in a good way since it doesn’t live up to that potential influence in a meaningful way. The graphics are decent but the gameplay looks like something you would get out of a Health book. The graphics are also not only if you keep in mind this is an indie RTS game. The game does not keep my attention, and that’s not to say that there is nothing to do in the game, it’s just not as much as there could be to do in a game like this. The controls are mediocre and the game could be better. I wish it was controller supported but really the controls are nothing more than drag and drop with the mouse so I’m not sure how that would work anyway.
There are a lot of ways that BOID could be better and I really do wish it had more to it since it doesn’t keep my attention for too long, doesn’t look optimized for 1080P. This looks a lot like something that could be more well received on Android tablets and iPad but seems not really meant for a PC monitor display. With that being said I would like to see the development studio put out a better version of BOID on something touchscreen. I believe it would work flawless on a touch screen. It’s not that intensive of an experience and the game is not that hard. Again, I wish there was more to it and that it was much harder to play therefore able to keep my attention. There’s a lot of games that do a better job than BOID at bringing the strategy genre to the indie world. I wish it had more to do with the whole StarCraft phenomena but it doesn’t. It’s lackluster and the game could use more weapons to send your spawners too.
Editor’s Note: This is a Review of the Steam Early Access version of the game which may be subject to changes / updates in final build.
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Overall Score: 6 / 10
RGN Rating: Below Bronze
Review Copy Info: Eight digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.
Written by Shanerr123 and TecRev of Geek Essentials for RealGamerNewz