Dig deep into an unknown world while following your uncle’s footsteps and unraveling mysteries in SteamWorld dig!
If you are one of those people who also like to play Flash games you might have stumbled upon a Flash game called “Motherload” which was published in 2009. If you don’t know it I’d suggest that you give it a try because SteamWorld Dig and Motherload basically share the same gaming mechanics. You dig for ore, sell the ore, buy upgrades, use your upgrades to dig deeper for ore, sell the ore, buy upgrades… This might sound boring but I for one find these type of games quite soothing and somehow can’t stop playing them until I’ve found everything in them.
I suggest you take a look at the video to get a first impression what this game is about. Hopefully you’ll quickly notice that it has not much in common with Motherload besides the gaming mechanics. SteamWorld Dig simply looks a lot more polished and you can tell that a lot of thought went into its development.
I have never played the 3DS version of SteamWorld Dig so I can’t really tell you about any differences in this port but I can tell you that it worked flawlessly using my X-Box360 controller and that I’ve had no technical problems with this game whatsoever.
One of it’s biggest shortcomings is it’s game length. I think that it would have greatly profited from one or two more caves to explore. But as I’ve said in my Evoland review: whenever you think that a game is too short it’s usually a good sign.
It took me around 10 hours to get everything. This includes playing through the game two times and a half times to get every possible achievement on steam. My first playthrough took me around four to five hours and of course it’s up to you to decide whether SteamWorld Dig is worth your money or not.
The game is also quite easy. There are no difficulty settings and when you die all you need to do is get back to your corpse and pick up all the loot you’ve dropped upon dying. I like a good challenge and frankly SteamWorld Dig was too easy for me. It was a great game to play on a hungover sunday though 🙂
But it’s a great game in the end. The controls are stellar, the art style is gorgeous and the music and sound effects are top notch as well. So pick this up if you want a few hours of solid entertainment!