Hive Time Review
Posted: 4 months ago.
You assign roles and make decisions as you manage your colony. At certain points, you need to make important choices that affect the hive. Respond to wasp attacks, deal with outlaw slugs, or help a caterpillar realise a lifelong dream. Send Foragers out to find pollen and nectar, have Builders research new cell types, and ensure you have enough Beesitters to raise the next generation of bees.
Unlike other simulation games, Hive Time offers an easier experience. It approximates the life of the hive rather than perfectly replicates it. While some may miss the more nuanced realism, for younger players this works very well. It's easy to pick up, even if you haven’t ever played these types of games before. You can focus on the story of the bees rather than get bogged down in the intricacies of simulation modelling.
Hive Time is an unusual game both for its subject matter, but also as a good first management sim to play.
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Release Date: 31/05/2019
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Simulation and Strategy
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