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  • Summary: Genesis Alpha One is a revolutionary mix of roguelike shooter, base building and survival that puts you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.

    In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and global capitalism left unchecked have resulted in natural resource over-exploitation and
    Genesis Alpha One is a revolutionary mix of roguelike shooter, base building and survival that puts you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.

    In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and global capitalism left unchecked have resulted in natural resource over-exploitation and pollution; devastating the planet. Supported by Earth's remaining governments, four influential corporations initiate the Genesis program. As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone creatures and explore a vast, randomly generated universe.

    Your goal: Find new homes for humanity's DNA and save the species from extinction.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jan 29, 2019
    90
    Genesis Alpha One is a game that I love coming back to for both short and long bursts. It’s got an absolute ton of replayability with some really interesting designs and mechanics to boot.
  2. Genesis Alpha One is merging different genres like roguelike, shooter and base building successfully. The game is creating a random universe, so the game is changing every time. Of course it has some flaws but if you like sci-fi games, you can give it a chance.
  3. Jan 30, 2019
    80
    Genesis Alpha One is a good combination of strategy, action, Tower defense and roguelike in a single experience. Although it is not as balanced as we would like, its proposal is fine.
  4. Feb 1, 2019
    74
    The mixture of resource management, ship-builder and shooter is conceptually quite interesting, but especially the planetary missions don’t live up to the potential.
  5. Feb 11, 2019
    70
    First thought as rogue-like, Genesis: Alpha One brings a lot of interesting management elements. Thus mixing design, action / FPS and strategy in the way to reach its goal (to find a new planet and to colonize it), it proposes a large number of different directions and a beautiful variety of situations. Beginners in rogue-likes may be a little bit lost because of the not-so-clear indications on how to proceed, but if they manage to go beyond frustration and a technical level below average, Genesis : Alpha One might deliver some good experiences.
  6. 65
    Genesis Alpha One could become a good game, but at the moment, it’s limited, slow and very boring indeed.
  7. Feb 10, 2019
    40
    The game quickly loses steam, even though at first it seems fun, and its retro-futuristic design is charming throwback to fan-favorite movies of the 70s and 80s. Unfortunately, the monotony inevitably leads to boredom as the game has nothing to challenge you with except to repeat the same few actions over and over.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 31, 2019
    6
    Lifeless would be the best word to describe it. It feels more like an unfinished job and the premise gives me little hope.

    You spend most
    Lifeless would be the best word to describe it. It feels more like an unfinished job and the premise gives me little hope.

    You spend most of the time assigning clones to do jobs on the ship. For reasons I do not understand those jobs were unable to be automated by a space faring species. Your clones must manually scan planets, manually take care of plants etc... This would not be a problem if you had enough clones to go around. But you do not. And you must manage every aspect of their activity constantly and only from very specific rooms. For example if you finished collecting the materials around the ship and no longer need clones in the beam room you must go to the refinery and use the console there to assign them to work at refining things. They do not go about doing needed tasks like in most of this games (Rimworld for example).
    Then there is the part where you are descending onto planets to gather resources, plants, biomass and intel for new things to build. However this whole business gets old really fast. Remember how a species able of intergalactic travel does not have a smart enough AI to manage plant cultivation... well they can't automate mining either. So you must click hold some ray to a rock to collect stuff from it. Time and time again. While random aliens spam around to attack you. The whole area is the size of a sports field. It has hardly any detail. Some rock formations here, some grass there... The very messy graphics do not help much either as the area around is even uglier.

    Maybe it is because I played through SOMA a few days ago, but I can not help feeling a bit of unease when playing the game. You are a clone, on a ship inhabited by other clones. Nothing wrong with that but the said clones have 0 life. I do not much care about voice acting but I wish i could at least work on their appearance to at least simulate some personality.
    The human clones look like cheap plastic mannequins. The alien ones make no sense. If the purpose of Genesis was to expand humanity in the universe how does cloning aliens achieve the purpose!? The game says that alien DNA is used to enhance the human one. But the product is described as being of different race and appears to be as far away from humans as you could get.

    You get no overall information regarding your ship. No information regarding your crew. The ship looks bad. The alien worlds are just open boring space. Your crew is made of nothing but mindless clones. The enemies run towards you in a straight line. 0 inteligence. 0 life.
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  2. Jan 31, 2019
    0
    First impression is positive, but its only first impression. Game is Empty, there is only one playable mission(harvest resources) andFirst impression is positive, but its only first impression. Game is Empty, there is only one playable mission(harvest resources) and defending "ship" is boring when you figure out how to defend.
    Only one mission...in which you can gain resources and technologie made this game just other clone of tower defense.
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