Lookks like it's gonna be a CYOA / Civ hybrid, or an eye-candy version of that one city-state website that I can't remember the name of.
Not gonna buy if we're not cannibalizing babies though. They taste the best.
Well that's bullshit. Do they still have child labor?
But if you go too far down either path you get this 'but was it worth it???' bullshit at the end. (Or if you go all the way, 'you have lost your humanity')
Well that’s not really surprising given that it's the creators of This War of Mine. They generally always want you to experience the fee fees of hardship and man’s inhumanity to man.
While I guess that sort of worked in TWOM, due to it dealing with a handful of people to better "connect" with (And I still think that was very limited) the same approach doesn’t work so well in a “god/dictator sim."
In any case, just remember these words from another enlightened leader.
If our society seems more nihilistic than that of previous eras, perhaps this is simply a sign of our maturity as a sentient species. As our collective consciousness expands beyond a crucial point, we are at last ready to accept life's fundamental truth: that life's only purpose is life itself.
What do I care for your suffering? Pain, even agony, is no more than information before the senses, data fed to the computer of the mind. The lesson is simple: you have received the information, now act on it. Take control of the input and you shall become master of the output.
- Chairman Yang
I had more of a problem with how every person spiraled into deep depression anytime they just stole a few things, let alone killed anyone other than "thugs."
I mean, from a gameplay stand point I guess it balanced things so you just didn’t say fuck it and go full raider yourself, but they could have had more of a randomizer. Because while some people are going to feel bad about stealing/killing someone, you’ll get someone else who’ll eventually get over it and not give shit at all after doing it a few times.