Crashlands is a game that can be played on PC, or on mobile devices. It is $20 for PC, and $5 for mobile. Having this game on mobile was much more convenient for me, so that is what I did, and I couldn’t be happier.
The story begins with the main character Flux on a spaceship delivering 3 special packages with your robot companion Juicebox. The antagonist of the game Hewgo destroys your ship, and you and your friend crash on the planet Woanope, and the object of the game is to survive, but that is not your only objective. You must secure the packages and make sure they get delivered while Hewgo is hunting them down.
The gameplay is styled after a crafting game, and it closely resembles Don’t Starve. It is easy to learn the basics of crafting, and the items you can make keep getting cooler as the game progresses. After playing for quite a while, it seems like the possibilities are endless.
Enough about the basics, the most important question is; should I get this game? And my answer is yes. It provides a wide array of activities to do over time, or all at once. It is the type of game you can spend hours playing at one time, or play for twenty minutes at a time. You can allow it to suck you into the world and become fully immersed in it, or do a few side quests at a time. Either way, you will be playing for quite a while.
I have put in close to twenty hours into the game, and I am still addicted. It gives me something to do in between classes, long car rides, or even just winding down to go to bed. It’s humor is astounding, and I couldn’t ask for anything else from the developers. There are three different worlds that keep getting progressively harder, and each world has a huge map. Each map is almost endless, and it made me feel like an ant in a world of giants because I have not even scratched the surface of what the first world has to offer.
The fighting is hard at first, but once you get used to it, it will become much more fun, especially when you unlock gadgets and trinkets along the way. You can also domesticate your enemies, and make them your pets, and they help you fight. However, you can’t keep your pets close to each other because it will cause lag, and lights do the same thing. There is nothing more annoying in a game than a substantial amount of lag.
For me, I had to do a boss fight and my iPad could not handle it, and I had to beat the boss under a tremendous amount of lag. It was painfully annoying because I could not get out of the area to get rid of the lag. The entire fight was grueling not because of the difficulty, but because I could not fight properly.
Despite this, Crashlands is still my favorite mobile game on the market, and I will continue to be addicted to it for awhile. This game definitely deserves a 9 out of 10 because of the excellent story, humor, endless possibilities, and so much more. This game is almost completely perfect, and I highly recommend you try it. Check out the game trailer below.