As in Banished, you must survive the harsh winters in this game. In order to advance through the levels you must reach a minimum population, house, and a certain level of satisfaction.
The key is trade
The key to success in Far East Frontier is clearly trading with merchants who come from outside. You will have to sell your surplus products and buy food, wood. The most important thing is indeed to have a minimum of food and wood to make firewood, otherwise your population risks melting like snow in the sun in winter, dying of disease and cold. We must therefore not miss the 2-3 passages of merchants at the beginning of the year. When trading, it may be advisable to buy products for which the price is lower than normal and conversely sell products for which the asking price is higher than normal. Some years, there will be only one merchant passage. It will be necessary to avoid storing too much, for example 1500 smoked fish, we will risk waiting a long time for a merchant who wishes to buy some. It is better to limit yourself to 500 units for each product. And this in order to always have a substantial stock of gold.
The larger the population, the more difficult it will be to have enough stock of meat and wood.
Monthly cost of buildings and services
Some buildings are not required early in the game because they cost money each month. So it will be necessary to wait to have enough substantial finances before holding them. Moreover, the services are very expensive. So selling your surplus through the trading post for gold is vital.
It will be interesting to have cattle to produce milk and meat.
We note that the resources are generally poor, we do not really understand why the hunters have quickly eliminated all the wildlife, as the fishermen have quickly caught all the local fish. You have to constantly change the working areas of the hunter and fishing huts otherwise they complain of finding nothing. The mines are not interesting unless you have reached the last level or want to sell the ore to traders, because you cannot transform it into iron ingot, or gold without having a forge. We also do not understand why we must constantly click on a multitude of trees and stones to harvest these materials rather than having trades that extract them automatically. We need a lot of warehouses and attics to store our productions, smokehouses to ensure that the food lasts over time.
Among the natural disasters, there is the blizzard, the great cold, the rats which spread diseases such as typhus, cholera, scurvy, typhoid fever, broken bones. Fields that are attacked by mould, food that goes bad. Not to mention the looters who can come and attack your city by the dozen. The fire that breaks out in some buildings.
CPU and memory loads
Compared to Banished, the game is far too resource-intensive, either in CPU loads or memory, despite weighing less than 2 gigabytes. It will heat up your graphics card enormously, especially if it is old.
Reviews of Far East Frontier
Overall it's a good game, however we are far from the joy provided by Banished. We regret this optimization problem. Moreover, nowadays, developers no longer take the time to optimize their video games, they wrongly assume that players all have a racing machine as a gaming computer.
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