A sci-fi Terraria?! Naw man it’s Dark Out. A sandbox game that can truly hold its own.
If you were like me that cried her woes upon hearing that Terraria is no longer giving updates (well for us PC gamers anyway, they’re still updating away on the console platforms) I feels ya pain peeps. After finally getting over my denial about this sad fact, I started scavenging for sandbox games that have as much customization and beastly fun as Terraria. Now, I was originally going to get this game called Starbound (Another Sci-Fi sandbox game in development) but I just have been missing and craving my Terraria so much that I was having a hard time waiting. So as I was searching away, I accidentally stumbled upon Darkout and my goodness was I ever glad.
You guys will read quite a few critics and gamers telling you to stay away from the game because it’s a rip-off of Terraria. However, please DO NOT be swayed because you will be missing out on a wonderful game. I research the shizhen on games that perks my interest, especially ones I’m going to pay for (hey man, I’m the typical broke college student) Am I glad I did not heed those people. Now, before I talk about all that jazz let’s show y’all the game first. I will also provide some beginner tips .
Darkout is a side scrolling sandbox game that was of course, inspired by Terrarias mechanics. Mechanics they wish to improve on and surpass as well. So it wouldn’t be exactly fair to claim that its Terrarias clone . Much like how Terraria isn’t a minecraft clone (another game that people tried to compare Darkout with). Terraria was merely the muse so to speak. The developers also mentioned that this was inspired by the movie Avatar as well (the muse for Darkouts environment), now let me tell you, it really shows. When you play the game, you definitely will feel that darkly beautiful and dangerous vibe of Pandora. Personally, I feel like they were also inspired by the movie Aliens.