Picture yourself in the middle of the arctic with nothing but your winter gear and your last few rations of food. The cold nights and frigid days chill to the bone. Weeks pass as you struggle on with your family and colleagues in tow. All hope for survival in the weather’s icy grip begins to dwindle. Darkness closes in. Then, you find a beacon of light, a welcome reprieve in the form of a shielded valley where you can set up camp. Spirits are high and life seems livable again. This is the premise behind Frostpunk.
We’ve previously reviewed the base game and you can read more about that here.
Frostpunk has been a labour of love from 11 Bit Studios, with a tonne of post launch content having been released over the past 2 years. Frostpunk is a real-time strategy game based on the harsh realities of survival. It’s gripping to say the least, and while featuring city building elements throughout, it tells a deeper overarching story that will keep you captivated for hours on end. The Last Autumn DLC is very much the same as the base game with some slight modifications which help it excel in a different way.
In The Last Autumn you will assume the role of the commander or captain of an expedition to Site 113. You’ll set up a Victorian era steampunk “city” of sorts at site 113 and will have set objectives put in place for you to fulfill. These objectives revolve around the construction of the generator - The mechanical marvel of the base game that is the heart of your camp.
As a prequel DLC, The Last Autumn exposes you to more of the deep lore behind Frostpunk’s base game. Players will still have to build a lot of familiar buildings such as sawmills and resource outposts but with the additional task of constructing the generator from scratch. Resource management is the key to surviving in the harsh conditions but there’s less emphasis on the cold temperatures at first and more on managing the tensions in the camp.
With resources being scarce, players will have to construct docks to receive shipments from England.
Specific resources may run out and acquiring more in the harsh environment requires time.
Much like in the base game, it’s through these scouts that a lot of The Last Autumn’s story is told.
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21 January 2020
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