The Bonfire is one of those gems that you come over once in a while, it doesn’t seem any special, but you decide to try it and you end up having a great time!
The game feels kinda similar to Kingdom New lands but more simplified. It’s a wave based turn based but also live action resource gathering village game, phew. You start as a lonely man lighting a fire which will attract evil creatures, and over time you get visitors who end up as your friends/villagers. They will help you gather resources and help defending the village to be. Every night some evil creatures will come for you. So you better be prepared. And every so often a comet strikes by, the you know you will be in trouble and this is the point 99% of all first time players will die…
Once you retry you will get a better hang of it. Its important to manage your resources well and know when to stop and defend your village. Its a very cool concept. Simple yet strategically hard!
The game is quite short, but doesn’t feel like it because of the difficulty curve. But the replayability is not the best, at least not in the start but mid game is very pleasing. Perhaps if the game gets updated with more scenarios/maps it will be.
All in all a very cool little game definitely worth playing! Especially if you like the Kingdoms series games!
Score - 95%
A wonderful experience that you must try if you like simple relaxing and not so relaxing games!