“Well, this looks delightful” I foolishly thought, watching the trailer for Drake Hollow, the following game from The Flame In The Flood builders The Molasses Flood. “Far less depressing than their last outing, innit?” Oh, what a rube I appeared when the shadow beasts attacked. There’s the dread we had been lacking.
Announced at XO19 final night time, Drake Hollow seems to a multiplayer horde ’em up mixing Slime Rancher with Fortnite: Save The World in a forest full of spooks and mooks.
Last night time’s trailer might most likely promote a extra convincing argument towards stepping via cursed portals within the woods, thoughts.
Drake Hollow sees you pop over to the shadow dimension (the Hollow) to construct a wee village full of vegetable goblins (the Drakes). Either solo or with a couple of buddies, you’ll want to collect provides, construct up beds and barricades, and hold your hamlet secure from a rogue’s gallery of rotten beasties.
Do you keep in mind when Fortnite was gonna be a horde survival base-building loot ’em up hybrid? That game nonetheless exists, nevertheless it’s hardly what most folk are there for. Drake Hollow’s construct/collect/defend loop rings awfully just like Save The World, although I reckon The Molasses Flood most likely received’t be slapping a battle royale into their very own game anytime quickly.
There even appears to be a little bit of Slime Rancher model farming in there. It appears to be like like your Drakes – key to increase your farmifications – could be fed numerous mushrooms to spin them off into totally different breeds. Plus, even because it solely appeared for a couple of seconds, I’ll all the time and perpetually be proper there for games with good-as-hell rail grinding.
Drake Hollow is penned for launch someday subsequent yr. Until then, you would all the time try The Flame In The Flood, a game Pip referred to as “comfy but ultimately not very deep” in her review.