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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genesis Alpha One could become a good game, but at the moment, it’s limited, slow and very boring indeed.
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.
August 2, 2017
Team17 unveils its Gamescom lineup: The Escapists 2, Genesis Alpha One, Sword Legacy: Omen and Yoku’s Island Express.