Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Nov 9, 2016Action games are great but sometimes we desire to play more relaxing games. This doesn't necessary mean the game can't be challenging but itAction games are great but sometimes we desire to play more relaxing games. This doesn't necessary mean the game can't be challenging but it should instead focus on strategy over reflexes. Shattered Planet is wonderful example of a fast-paced, exciting, game that does not require split-second decisions. This modern-day rogue-like is an excellent example of how to make a turn-based game exciting. The core gameplay is extremely straight forward but beneath the surface is a hearty amount of depth. Anyone looking for a more laid-back challenge with the variety of procedural generated content needs to check out Shattered Planet.
The story, if there is any, revolves around these worlds that are being ripped apart by the Blight. Every time you transport down to the surface the Blight slowly grows out from the spot you start on; in turn tainting the wild life and spawning monsters. Its your job to scavenge as many tools and resources you can while you search for the exit teleport pad. If you die you'll lose all your items however you will keep any experience and scrap you find. The aforementioned items can be used to upgrade your stats or purchase new equipment. Between constantly learning from your mistakes and having stronger, better equipped, characters you should be able to get farther and farther when you set out to explore new planets.
The gameplay is where this game really shines. The level are laid out in a grid format with small chucks of land connected via a couple of thin bridges. You can only see so far and the levels basically become a maze as you search for the exit. Whether your just moving around or fighting off hostile creatures you just simply click each time you wish to move a space or attack your enemy. Since this game is turn-based everything else will only move when you do, giving you all the time in the world to think and strategize. This is really helpful when you are trying to flee from and enemy or just avoid combat all together.
The procedural generation in this game is incredible. Although the level layouts don't vary a ton there are still many different planets and you still never know what you'll find. There a many different enemies and even some friendly natives. You'll come across several different colored capsules and you won't know if they are aids or weapons till you use one; even then the colors are randomized every time you play. There are also many objects or people you can interact with that will give you a scenario with two different choices. Usually the right choice, if there is one, isn't obviously or sometimes the choices just offer two different rewards. This a game you can play for hours on end and not find everything it has to offer.
If you are looking for a deep and relaxing game to play after a hard days work this is it. Shattered Planet is easily one of the best rogue-likes since Spelunky and that is saying a lot. This is one of the most fast-paced and exciting turn-based games I've ever played. The progression of your characters stats along side your ability to play well means every record you break in the endless mode is very satisfying. Even with the tremendous variety found in this title the core gameplay can start to get a bit repetitive because of its simplicity. That being said I believe the developers made the right call because there is already a flooded market of really deep RPGs. Shattered Planet is laid-back gaming at its best with near perfect balance of pacing and challenge.… Expand
Aug 10, 2014A cute, somewhat simple game with a lot of potential.
I will admit that it is not super cheap, and a bit overpriced for what it offers, butA cute, somewhat simple game with a lot of potential.
I will admit that it is not super cheap, and a bit overpriced for what it offers, but I have not once regretted buying the game. It offers a simple type of strategy that grows in difficulty at almost the perfect pace, and gives a nice sense of achievement with what it offers. Furthermore, the game is pretty complete now, but with the mechanics, it is not hard to see much more potential storylines and fun to be had. There is humor in the game, too, and the randomness is very amusing without being unbalanced.
Shattered Planet is a nice game with nice art and nice mechanics. While a bit shallow right now, it has a ton of potential and is worth getting for the novel amusement it will provide.… Expand