Drifting Lands | PC
Drifting Lands release date for PC:
05 June 2017 | Worldwide
05 June 2017 | Europe
05 June 2017 | USA
Game mode: single player
Drifting Lands for PC / Windows is an unusual hybrid of a classic shoot'em up and an action-RPG. It was developed by Alkemi Games - an independent studio popular for the well-received Transcripted.
Drifting Lands is set on a distant planet. Ages ago, the globe got split into pieces as a result of a cataclysm. Since then, the pieces are floating in space, held together by gravitational anomalies. Even this catastrophe could not stop the huge corporations and their activity. Not only do they control those who survived, but also exploit the remaining natural resources at the fastest possible rate, while fighting constant wars for influence.
In opposition to the corporations appeared smaller and larger tribes comprising outcasts who earn their living as mercenaries and perform smuggling operations. The protagonist is thrown in the midst of such company and assumes the role of a pilot who flies a combat ship during air battles, both fighting for survival and facing armies belonging to the corporations.
Drifting Lands for PC / Windows is played from a side view. In similarity to many other shmups, the player constantly moves to the right and eliminates everything that comes in their way. The game is divided into procedurally-generated missions, which was borrowed from roguelike titles. Fighting constitutes the core element of the experience. Different kinds of enemies take part in battles, including mainly combat drones which can be easily destroyed, smaller and bigger planes, and heavy cruisers, which serve the role of bosses here. Regardless of what difficulty the player chooses, victory is achieved through maneuvering one's ship effectively, juggling weapons skillfully, as well as both attacking and performing special moves.
The game also features complex RPG mechanics, offering seventy active and passive abilities - thanks to them, the player performs spectacular dodges, launches area attacks, and even controls the passage of time. Those are complemented by equipment obtained on the journey - the player can equip their ship with different weapons and armor. Moreover, one's ship represents one of three classes (Marauder, Interceptor or Sentinel) which differ mainly in their speed, attack resistance and firepower.
Drifting Lands for PC / Windows is an eye-pleasing game, which's two-dimensional visuals offer a colorful, cartoonish graphic style.
age requirements: everyone
Recommended: Quad Core 3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows 7/8
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz/AMD A4-7300 3.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8600 GT or better, 1 GB HDD, Windows XP