Digging Deep into the Game Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic launched a couple days ago on February 28, 2018, as an Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One and Early Access on Steam. It was developed by Ghost Ship Games and published by Coffee Stain Publishing. Deep Rock Galactic is a first-person shooter with Minecraft like gameplay.
In this game, you control one of four space dwarves on your team employed by an intergalactic mining company tasked with going from planet to planet to mine rare minerals. It can be played co-op with up to four players online. Each of the four dwarves is a different class with unique abilities that are all needed to traverse the alien environments. The engineer has a gun that makes platforms appear for you to walk on which can be quite useful. The scout has flares that he can throw on the ground to light up areas for the team and a grappling hook that lets you navigate easier than the other dwarves and scout ahead for areas that the gunner can set up a zip-line. With the zip-line that the gunner can set down, you can get the whole team across an endless-seeming chasm. The driller has a giant drill he can dig with or explosives to detonate and open up vast areas easier.
You are given an objective on each stage to find a certain mineral and then a someone comes to pick you up when you find it, or you can keep mining for other types of minerals. The ore you find can be used to upgrade your equipment and make it more powerful. While you mine, you are occasionally attacked by spider-like alien creatures. There are even boss creatures that attack you as well. There is friendly fire so you need to be careful to not hit your teammates. If someone does manage to bite the dust, you can revive them easily as long as at least one dwarf remains alive to do so.
Deep Rock Galactic is on sale for $24.99 on Steam, for Windows 10, and also Xbox One. It even supports cross-platform play. Also included is a built-in voice chat system in-game across all platforms.