Reus: A god game







One of my daughters first games that she really enjoyed was Black and White.  It was the first god game I spent any real amount of time in.  I use to control everything while she told me what to do.  It is how we have learned to play a lot of single player games as a family.  Since then my daughter has moved on to games like Halo and Bioshock. And the memories of Black and White have faded to the back of our minds.  That is until I found out about Reus.  My daughter doesn’t know it yet, but this will be our next god game together.

What is Reus?  In their words;

In Reus, you control powerful giants that help you shape the planet to your will. You can create mountains and oceans, forests and more. Enrich your planet with plants, minerals and animal life. There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. Provide for them and they may thrive. Give them too much and their greed may get the upper hand.

Sounds awesome right?  Well, I mean there is some things lacking in that description, but if gives you a good idea of what to expect. It is a beautiful 2D game that I’m looking forward to playing with my family and finally stopping my daughter from griefing boys in Halo. At least for a little while.   There will be a proper review once we play the game.  In the mean time check the game out at their website.  It releases May 16th 2013

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