Review by Matt S.
Apparently Jon Shafer found his time working on the Civilization series to be something of a frustration. After being the lead designer on Civilization V, he left Firaxis and 2K Games to Kickstart his own game – At The Gates. At The Gates, in turn, feels like the ideological opposite of Civilization. Where Civilization aims to be accessible and intro players to the world of 4X strategy, At The Gates aims to be as complex and unwieldy as possible, so the most veteran of players can feel a great sense of reward in mastering it.