FARTHEST FRONTIER BLUENDS SERENE CITY BUILDER WITH SURVIVAL ElementS
For a brief time, I played Farthest Frontier. I only had three attempts to start from scratch. My first attempt at Farthest Frontier was unsuccessful. I had to set up shelters, cut firewood and harvest fruit for my village, which they could not resist.
I was able to build a watchtower the second time. The person manning the watchtower could defend wildlife, but only two of the three raiders were killed. One survivor took my entire food supply.
My third attempt was my first. I experimented with difficulty settings and chose to have less wildlife and more lush terrain. You can make untamed lands as idyllic or brutal as you like. There’s also a pacifist mode which removes most threats.
Farthest Frontier is not an in-game tutorial, so it takes some trial and error to learn how to use it. Even if your previous city building experience is a plus, you might find it difficult to get started, even if you have read the external guide.
Most of the city’s buildings are fairly standard enough to keep you busy for quite a while. You can harvest raw materials, many of which need buildings to be placed in specific areas. These raw materials are then processed at other buildings into more valuable and useful materials.
You can use these or trade once you have a trading post. They can become sick if you don’t provide the right conditions for your villagers.
They will continue to offer gold every year if they are kept alive. You can increase this amount by opening markets or pubs. It is also necessary to pay soldiers and maintain special service buildings. You’ll soon see a lot of diseases in your community if you don’t dispose of dead bodies.
It can be difficult to read your surroundings until you master the function keys. However, this comes with a price: the game’s beautiful environments often become cluttered with resource icons.
Farthest Frontier’s blend of a peaceful city building is well complemented by its violin-led music, and survival elements might not always allow you to prepare. Finding the right balance between food production and spoilage, multiple jobs, and keeping your village villagers alive may take some time.
Although it was not all easy sailing, I did so with new knowledge that kept me going each time I restarted Farthest Frontier. Farthest Frontier is already appealing and could become a great survival game builder with some polish and direction.