When you crash land on a strange planet, your main focus is on survival. Crashlands is a new survival adventure game from the makers of Towelfight 2, Quadropus Rampage, Flop Rocket, and more. The game has been in development for years, and is now available to give you the opportunity to explore an absolutely huge world. The survival adventure game has been done before, and yet Crashlands seems to go out of its way to improve upon the formula with so many improvements, and good ideas implemented to create an immersive experience.
You play as Flux Dabes, a galactic trucker, whose space transport has been blasted out of the sky. You land on a strange planet, Woanope, and will come across a lot of dangers, resources, and even a few friendly sentient beings thrown in. Crashlands excels by nailing the essence of the genre, yet making it as accessible as possible for anyone to dive into all that’s in store. There’s a huge map to explore with over 500 cartable items to learn and create as well as hundreds of quests. Through it all, the core gameplay is nice and inviting as everything is made for one touch.
Crashlands always has the player in mind with an infinite inventory system, and auto equipped items, so you don’t have to worry about dropping items, or continuously jumping through menus to enable saws, pick-axes, and more. The game gives you the tool for the job, or lets you know you need a new crafting recipe for a better item. Every parcel of land is bustling with items whether it’s resources to gather, or wild creatures to battle. The game is friendly towards the player, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy with a nice level of difficulty that will result in your death numerous times. Thankfully, there are tons of teleports to pick up on to resume your current quest, as well as head back to your home base to craft new items at any time.
There’s so much to do in Crashlands, and yet the game gives you a constant supply of quests, so that you don’t have to aimlessly explore. The quests keep you continuously engaged, and really immerse you to get lost in the Crashlands world for hours on end. The quests run right into one another, and may revolve around helping others in bizarre situations, or taking on the powerful beings of Woanope. The quests develop an actual storyline, and the great personality of the developers is infused into every aspect of the game to further draw you into the adventure. Crashlands is simply an amazingly well thought out experience that lets you transport instead of walk, auto equip items instead of rifling through menus, and collect as many items as you want to craft whatever you’re ready for.
Crashlands ($4.99, Universal) gives you so much to do presented in an intuitive manner with a continuous flow making it an absolute must have iOS experience.