If you play Tryst, your memory of it will more than likely be similar to mine; a real-time strategy (RTS) game set in a science fiction setting. The warring factions between humans and aliens and is about as generic as an RTS can get. It’s basically based on the traditional StarCraft model so if you’ve played StarCraft, and at this point who hasn’t, you’ll be very familiar with how the game plays. Unlike the leader in RTS, the story is bland, the difficulty is inconsistent, and the multiplayer is nothing exciting. You’ll enjoy the game for the first few plays but it gives way to being something very frustrating and boring.
Blue Giant Interactive is a studio based in Hyderabad, India and they are getting set to release a new real time strategy game set in an original science fiction universe.
“Tryst” is the story of man versus machine, as human colonists on a distant planet battle their former allies, the Zali.
The Zali are mechanical life forms that arrive on Ishtonia, the planet where Tryst’s “Unwanted Legacies” campaign takes place. Though they look like mechanical insectiods, the Zali are not simply mindless machines but are, in fact, highly evolved beings with a very strict code of ethics.
Playing the Zali means that you will need to rely heavily on the game’s Ethos or Paths mechanic. With three Paths to choose from, each corresponding to a different gameplay style, the Zali can develop in almost any manner they choose.
The Path of Silence emphasizes stealth and mobility upgrades for units, while the Path of Strife considers going on the attack the wisest course of action.
The Path of Preservation is designed for players that prefer to to ‘turtle’ – weather the storm and lie patient, while waiting for their time to strike.
Once they’ve chosen what Path(s) to follow, Zali units can merge with each other to become even more powerful units or even morph into defensive structures to protect the home base. Their mechanic nature makes them very adaptable.
Despite the wealth of options and playstyles available, the Zali are an excellent race for beginners because there are few paths entirely closed off to explore. It takes little time to understand but continue to surprise players at every turn.