Citadel Forged With Fire is available on Steam in Early Access on PC now and is currently in development by Blue Isle Studio and Virtual Basement LLC. A trailer features below if you haven’t heard of the game before:
As soon as you jump into Citadel Forged with Fire it immediately screams Harry Potter the true experience with a dash of Ark Survival Evolved, which isn’t a bad thing at all. The survival genre is still heavily popular in the gaming industry and Blue Isle Studio have brought their own take by letting you become the wizard or witch you’ve always wanted to be. The game starts off and you are greeted with a lot of things to learn from how the game works and the UI but once you’ve settled in and learnt everything it becomes quite clear on what you’re supposed to do. Citadel Forged with Fire features a massive selection of spells to learn, potions to brew and bases to build, obviously with the challenge of surviving all the way through. I felt like it was ARK and Harry Potter mixed like mentioned previously due to this. While it is a fun experience and you can find some servers in which people will help you which is great the game is still in early access and I did come across a few bugs. The updates seem common enough to stamp out any major issues, luckily I ran into no game breaking bugs along the way through.
Whether you’re flying your brooms through the landscape, destroying others bases or just enjoying the sites, it looks beautiful, you cannot deny that, and it runs pretty smoothly for an early access game. The soundtrack as-well fits with the theme of the game.
My experience with Citadel Forged with Fire was mostly positive, I feel patches could fix it in some places but it is a great start, the amount you can do as a magical being is pretty amazing, you really can live out your magical fantasies. I’d say the only off-putting things are that some of the official servers can be a bit hit and miss, while private servers are a lot more welcoming, I feel if the official servers had more moderation they too could be just as welcoming as the private servers. Either way, I can’t wait to see what the final game brings because it is different to most survival games.