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Ancestors: the Humankind Odyssey
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Developer: Panache Digital Games
Content Rating: Teen
Survive your evolution in Neogene Africa starting 10 million years ago. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game where you Explore, Expand, and Evolve to advance your clan to the next generation in the exciting new adventure from the creator of Assassin’s Creed.
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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey presents a survival game that needs a lot of time to work. If you are ready and willing to spend dozens of hours building your clan and risking a restart, it offers some truly rewarding progression and exploration without having to tell you much. It offers a satisfying loop that rewards you over the course of your time, but in its first few hours, which you will inevitably have to replay multiple times, it’s too tedious, unbalanced, and repetitive to warrant a recommendation for anyone who doesn’t like the genre.
Although a great game, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey falls short of perfection. That’s okay, though, because evolution isn’t about perfection; it’s about progress. In an industry where many games are about completing a checklist of objectives, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey doesn’t tell players what to do, it asks what they’re capable of.
My most confident recommendation of Ancestors goes to casual gamers. Despite the game’s apparent commitment to realistic survival mechanics, it doesn’t ask you to raise your nerd levels to any great heights. It isn’t weighed down by lore, for instance, nor do you need to read a Wiki to figure out how to do stuff. Rather, your motivation is simple—you’re a monkey—and you solve challenges with patience and by following on-screen instructions.