I came across the simple looking Wasteland Survivor by Dioka and was expecting a decent enough experience. I’m a Fallout fan. I love an RPG with a post apocalyptic theme and while I wasn’t expecting Fallout or Wasteland here but what I got left something to be desired.
It’s fairly easy to get into as you’ll move from location to location gathering food, supplies, and plunder to either survive on or sell. Food and ammo are the most important, but if you can salvage them from locations you’ll need to purchase them from camps.
Combat occurs in most locations which you’ll need to clear. If you’re familiar with tactical RPGs then combat shouldn’t be difficult: you move into a close enough location and attack from there.
That’s where the complexity of the combat system ends. While it’s best to have a firearm of some sort, you won’t be getting behind your opponents or anything for a better position and more damage. The gameplay is the best part of the game, but it’s still fairly dull.
GRAPHICS & SOUND
This is the main culprit in Wasteland Survivor. While a lack of high end graphics doesn’t automatically put a game in the garbage pile, having graphics that make you feel like you’re playing a concept for a larger game and kill the rest of the game. Also a lack of sound kills a large amount of the fun the game may have had.
PROS & CONS
The main one pro is that there is fun combat system here. It isn’t really challenging on its own, but benefits greatly from the difficulty. Without it and the game would’ve crossed over into high levels of “meh.” Also the game wasn’t expensive and didn’t take up a significant amount of space.
On that note, without anything in the form of sound here such as sound effects or music, the game can be incredibly dull over long periods of time.
This isn’t a must buy, must have game. You could to the end of time not downloading or playing this game on your device and miss nothing. Sure it’s a cheap game and won’t leave a noticeable dent in your wallet, but it also won’t leave an impression.
Overall, there’s nothing special about this game and plays more like it is the demo for a game that will be great after more development. It barely passes as a solid time waster. If you’re interested you can pick it up on Google Play.
RATING: 2 out of 5