Deep Rock Galactic is a co-op centered game that has you playing as Dwarves mining valuable resources while kicking some monster ass. So how is it?
My first experience with Deep Rock Galactic was a pretty terrifying one. I was alone (I’m not ready for co-op until I actually learn how to play the game myself) with my robotic companion and stuck deep underground collecting various different resources and dumping them inside another drone that’s pretty much a walking storage container. It was awesome. I managed to survive a horde of monsters alone with my trusty flamethrower and my first mission a success.
I gathered all of the materials I needed and I really like the class I rolled with. I’m still going to try all 4 of them out, but I really like being able to dig with those oversized drills that the driller has. If it wasn’t for his ability to burrow through walls I would’ve lost my first match because my employer made it perfectly clear that the shuttle would leave with or without me. My heart rose up in my throat when that timer reached 2 minutes. I thought I was done for until I remembered that I was a driller and that I could just burrow my way back up to where I originally came from.
It was one hell of an experience and I think that in a full group of 4 this game would really shine. My first experience with Deep Rock Galactic was exhilarating and terrifying and it’s one I’ll gladly take again.
Fighting monsters and gathering materials is pretty much what this game is about, but it also has a main hub that you can roam around before each mission. In this hub you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your dwarf, upgrade your weapons and gear and even buy your friends (if you’re playing with any) drinks at the pub! I was pretty heartbroken when a message popped up that said I wasn’t a high enough rank to equip a beard to my dwarf. I mean… how evil is that right? What’s a dwarf without his beard?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be busy trying to rank up my driller so I can buy that beard I want. And that’s a sentence I never thought I would ever write.