So, last week I finished the eShop title SteamWorld Dig – A Fistful Of Dirt. At first, I was planning to write a full-length review, but after I found out that I was able to beat it in 5-6 hours, I honestly think that a Game Quicky is a better fit for it. I bought this game with some spare money I had after I bought a bigger game. So, how is this game? What is it about? I’ll get right ahead and review this game.
In this game, you have to explore a cave where a family member has gone missing. You arrive in a small town with only 3 inhabitants.
So, one negative is that this game is way too short. It has so much potential.
The second negative in this game is that the map system isn’t perfect. I wish I was able to scroll through the map that’s on the bottom screen.
The third negative is that the final boss is very difficult if you aren’t prepared. I seriously advise you to upgrade your character as much as possible before you go and fight the final boss.
And the final negative is that you can’t carry enough ladders in my opinion. You can’t mine sideways, but a solution for that is you place ladders. Speaking about ladders, it would be extremely handy if you were able to remove them after you placed them. Since I wasn’t able to to that.
About two years ago, I reviewed an Android game called “Mine To Escape“, and the gameplay in this game is similar to that one. And really, this game is truly addicting in my opinion.
I loved exploring the caves to mine ores and minerals in order to buy new equipment and upgrades.
The writing in this game is also superb. I played through this game twice since I was too drawn into to the story. The writing and characters are very well written.
This game is can be easy but can be difficult as well. If you are not paying attention where you dig, you can bring yourself in trouble quite quickly. I love that there aren’t any health packs in the game so, you have to either be lucky that an enemy drops a health pack OR go buy it from one of the shopkeepers on the surface.
Visually, this game looks very nice. Together with an easy to understand interface and responsive controls, I loved exploring the depths of the caves.
The music & sound design is one of the game strong points as well. It’s really relaxing and atmospheric. I found that I enjoyed the game less when I wasn’t able to hear the sound & music.
So, I said everything I wanted to say about this game. If this game was longer, didn’t had problems with the ladders and map system, I would have given this game near perfect marks.
I said it before, the reason why I do this in a style of a game quicky is because the game is too short to have a full review.
This game is a real gem on the 3DS. But this game is multi-platform. So, you don’t have an excuse to not give this game a shot. If you like what you have read and seen, I urge you to give it a try.
The game is really well put together. But like I said in the negatives, there are some issues. They didn’t bother me too much but they were quite irritating.
In any case, I want to thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this article. I hope to welcome you in another article but until then, take care and have a great rest of your day!