Greetings fellow gamers, I have recently been on an intergalactic journey playing “DIG – Deep in Galaxies” (on Steam), and boy, do I have some things to say about it. This game takes you on an adventure like no other, where you play as a space miner who digs deep into different planets while encountering different species and obstacles that could cost you your life. Strap on your space boots and grab your shovels because we’re about to explore the depths of this quirky sci-fi game.
The game is a mix between platformer and shooter, and its mechanics revolve around the roguelike genre, meaning that each time you play the game, the planets and enemies change, making it unique and unpredictable. I have always had an interest in games that contained procedural generation. You can customize your character with the resources you find and create new armor, weapons, and even superpowers. The missions vary based on the portals you take within the game. For example, you could go on a rescue mission to save someone, collect items, or defeat specific aliens and monsters. Meanwhile, you have to make sure to get blown to bits by radioactive plants, dangerous aliens, and worst of all, fall damage.
The multiplayer system is where the game truly shines. You can team up with your friends and delve into the unknown, experiencing the craziness together. The best part is that the game is also remote play, meaning you and your friends can play together without being in the same room. It’s like having your very own space squad that is ready to tackle anything that comes their way or destroy themselves in the process for laughs and giggles.
The graphics are stunning, and the attention to detail is impressive. Its 2D side-scrolling graphics will make you nostalgic about older games in the past. It kind of reminds me of Super Mario Bros, except with a sci-fi genre and more guns. It honestly makes me feel like a kid again from the way the music plays in 8-bit. Despite using 2D graphics, the game doesn’t feel clunky and it plays smoothly as any other new-aged game.
Now, let’s talk about some of the things that may make you think twice before purchasing “DIG – Deep in Galaxies.” The game can be quite challenging, and you’ll find yourself dying quite often if you are new to platformers and you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s frustrating when you’ve spent hours collecting resources only to lose them all because you ran into a creature that you weren’t prepared for. The learning curve can be steep, so be prepared to spend a little time getting the hang of things.
The controls of the game took me a bit to fully understand. The game itself doesn’t have a standard tutorial like how you would see in an RPG. I found myself pressing the wrong button more than once when trying to traverse an area using a grappling hook, which led to hilarious yet damaging results for my character.
The game can also feel repetitive after a while. Most of the time, your objective remains the same, and while the different planets and enemies make each playthrough unique, you may find yourself feeling like you’re doing the same thing over and over again.
Overall, “DIG – Deep in Galaxies” is a solid game that provides hours of entertainment. The multiplayer system is a great addition, and the graphics are lovely. The roguelike mechanics keep things challenging and unpredictable, although the learning curve can be a bit steep for new players. The game can feel repetitive after a while, but the distinctive 2D landscapes and ecosystems of each planet make up for it.
This game is definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of the roguelike genre or if you’re looking for a game to play with your friends. Just be prepared to die a lot and spend some time getting the hang of things. With a bit of patience and perseverance, you’ll be able to DIG deep and uncover all the secrets that this game has to offer.