Offworld Trading Company Review and System Requirements

Review: When I first saw this it looked promising, nice new RTS to play.

I’ve been playing it for awhile now and all I can think is how I got fooled into dropping 35 bucks for this. The balance is practically non-existent, the AI seems to make horrifyingly bad choices and at times it seems like the game is straight up cheating as ridiculous as that may sound. A particular example of this happened in one game when the bot, finding itself roughly $80,000 in debt, suddenly and inexplicably, had it’s stock-price nearly quadruple while it’s debt only increased.
It then proceeded to use it’s newfound debt to buy me out in all of twenty seconds.

Deciding that perhaps operating so far in the red that you’re in the black must be how you do things on Mars, I tried a similar strategy only to be met with the bot making the same miraculous turn-around only a few days in.

Setting aside the questionable balance for a moment, I’d also like to point out that the audio is almost impossible to understand at times. But I guess that’s kind of a moot point considering the probables you’re going to have to go through to play this miserable game.

All in all? Save your money for a better game. Wishing I’d stuck to the “avoid early access at all costs” lesson I keep learning and ignoring…

Verdict: 54/100

System Requirements:

OS: Windows 8.1 / 7 64-bit
Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo / 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Processor: 3 GHz Intel Quad-Core Processor / 3.2 GHz AMD Six-Core Processsor
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection

Genre: Strategy, Early Access
Developer: Mohawk Games
Publisher: Stardock Entertainment
Release Date: 12 Feb, 2015

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