It’s been some time since I’ve taken a peek at Deep Rock Galactic, a compelling mix of Minecraft and Left four Useless starring a gang of surly space-dwarves. I used to be beginning to fear that like so many early entry multiplayer video games, it had fizzled out – I’m pleased Ghost Ship Video games have confirmed me mistaken. Right now’s replace brings a brand new top-tier issue setting and a few new beasties to battle underground, together with grenade-spraying robots. I’m additionally pleased to report that there’s loads of gamers round; the previous few updates have finished the sport good. Try the patch video under.
Replace 21 – Going Deadly – is a giant one, and with an attention-grabbing mixture of upgrades for each new gamers and veterans. You possibly can see the full patch notes here, however essentially the most instantly seen change is a trio of recent enemies. There’s a bizarre flying electrical jellyfish that seems in massive swarms, a giant armoured rolling capsule bug and an evil model of your MULE pack-robot. Apparently earlier variations of the mech had way more firepower, and fewer security protocols. In case you get all of the alien parasites off its hull and beat it into submission, it’ll be a part of your crew for the remainder of the mission. The replace additionally contains an overhaul of the enemy spawning system and the way issue works usually, plus a re stability of a number of weapons.
That is constructing upon the inspiration set by the previous couple of patches. Update 20 overhauled Bosco, the buddy-bot that accompanies you in case you play solo. Now you can alter his weapons and modules, letting him play totally different roles. In case you’d moderately have a medic than one other gunner, that’s doable. Update 19 added another eight types of guns. The sport bought a bit simpler to grasp for newbies in Update 18, because it now opens on a 9-mission introductory marketing campaign targeted on the totally different biomes and core enemy varieties. All of this has finished wonders for what number of gamers can be found – the sport was on the ropes again in August, according to Steam Charts, however you should not have any bother discovering folks to play with now.
Final month, Ghost Ship Video games updated their roadmap for the game. Later this month they’ll be celebrating a full yr in early entry, and over the course of March, April and Could there’s a whole lot of great things coming. Whereas nothing’s set in stone but, they’ve bought plans for extra enemies, a brand new sort of mission, a brand new boss-type enemy to commerce photographs with and different goodies. Right here’s hoping its fortunes proceed to develop – it’s a moderately intelligent little sport, in all of its loud shootiness. The ultimate model is due out someday this yr, if all goes to plan.
Deep Rock Galactic continues to be in early entry, and 25% off in the Steam Lunar New Year Sale for £14.24/€17.24/$18.74. Alternatively, the Windows Store has it for £19.24/€22.99/$25 – that model is Home windows 10 unique, however gives cross-play with Xbox One customers. It’s printed by Espresso Stain.