The Battle of Polytopia – Cymanti Tribe DLC – Review
Follow Genre: 4X, Strategy
Developer: Midjiwan AB
Publisher: Midjiwan AB
Platform: PC, iOS, Android
Tested on: PC

The Battle of Polytopia – Cymanti Tribe DLC – Review

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Good: Original tribe, New mechanics
Bad: Somewhat of an acquired taste
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The Battle of Polytopia is one of those games that looks quirky from afar but proves to be very interesting when played. The game is an ideal bite-sized strategy title for those on the go, or for those looking for some entertainment in-between other games or work. The base game has received a lot of praise since its release, and now, a new tribe has joined the battle. We dived into the very Zerg-like Cymanti Tribe DLC to see how jittery these bugs actually are.

To give a small rundown, The Battle of Polytopia is a pocket-sized 4X game, which means each match will have you explore, expand, exploit and exterminate. The exploring part is you breaking through the ‘fog of war’, and ultimately expand your small settlements. When you do, you will gain more and more score points, which is all that matters in this game. You’ll also need to stack up on resources, to research and develop new units and buildings that will ultimately increase your score even more. While not everything may be crystal clear during your first matches, you’ll soon see that this game is very easy to learn, but depending on who you’re up against, the flow of each match will significantly change. The latter is what creates the game’s charm and replay value. Of course, having many different tribes to play with is also quite fun.

While so far most tribes have had very humanoid features, all clearly inspired by different beliefs and cultures. Now, however, we have the Cymanti, who is the odd one of the bunch. This tribe, while also having humanoid starting characters, focuses more on bug-like critters to expand their armies. The buildings also look a bit more like sandy burrows, rather than normal settlements. The overall appeal of this tribe is actually quite high, as it brings something new to the game. You’ll still follow somewhat the same format as the other tribes, but you have some creepy crawlies to look at when doing so. That is to say that the game still works the same, but these units combine different abilities, which differ a bit from the humanoid tribes, while still respecting the balance of the game. Some comments claim these units are overpowered, but we never felt as if we were stronger than other players.


The Battle of Polytopia – Cymanti Tribe DLC is a very interesting addition to the game, and it will not break the bank to further support this fairly ‘cheap’ project. You’ll get a new tribe to explore, and one that actually stands out from the rest of the crowd. While this DLC doesn’t truly add any new mechanics to the game, it does further build upon a very solid foundation.

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The Battle of Polytopia - Cymanti Tribe DLC - Review, 10.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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