I fucking love dinosaurs.
Mix dinosaurs and a crafting/building/survival game, I am all in!
Really. Like I feel not much more explanation should be needed but for the hope that I can get a few more people to join this game, I will hype some more.
An action-adventure survival video game that was first available as an early preview on the PC back in June 2015 then added to Xbox one in December.
- Food, Water, Temperature & Weather
- Harvest, Build Structures, Paint Items, Dinos and Yourself
- Plant, Farm & Grow
- Tame And Benefit From Numerous Creatures
- Learn to Craft more Items with Engrams
- RP Oriented Custom Cooking System!
- Collect Precious Artifacts In Dangerous Caves
- Summon The Ultimate Life Forms
- Advanced Tribe System
- Hardcore Game Mechanics
- Explore And Discover
- Large-World Persistence And Meta-Universe
- Robust Steam Workshop Mod Support and dedicated DevKit
- High-End Next-Gen Visuals
- Host your own Dedicated Server.
Full release is set for June and I can’t wait.
So getting into the game itself; while multi-player servers are an option for you to join…I’m antisocial and don’t care for griefers, I just played alone to begin with.
You spawn naked and afraid. And let me say, please pay attention to your spawn zone when you first get it. There are a ton of options, here are a few suggestions for at least when you are just starting out.
- Make Sure Difficulty Isn’t Too High
- Shorten Night Time A Schoch
- Harvest Amount ^
- Taming Speed ^
- Spawn In A Easy Zone!
My first couple of spawns did not go great at all. It was only a few seconds before I was face to face something far larger and far angrier than me.
Ok alone is not the way to go…
This is where that extra Xbox comes in handy. (Note that this part is not necessary, you can just co-op play joining a friend but this does have a set back, you can only move a certain distance from the host)
Set up server-bing bang boom-
Join with husband and friend-
Ok this is better.
As you can see having friends does help. I’m unsure how great the community is, so I would however recommend playing on your own some before jumping into the public.
There’s a lot to do! You can go from a stone spear to an assault rifle. From eating berries to having a fridge (yes, a refrigerator) stocked with yummy jerky. From cowering in fear to being king of carnos and rexs.
Speaking of-the real highlight here are the dinos and other prehistoric creatures.
Over 50 different species. Many many tame-able and most serving different uses.
IE doedicurus for stone, mammoth for wood, frog for killing bugs.
Maybe it’s just me, but I find it pretty effin cool. I felt like a giddy kid walking beside a bronto the first time
and was throwing out Jurassic Park quotes whenever I could.
They have even more things planed, here are just some of the great steps in the weird evolutionary process that are being added.
One thing I haven’t explored yet are the bosses. As of now there are four.
Awesome, right? Unfortunately, only the Broodmother is on the Xbox summon-able by gathering certain artifacts and taking them to one of the the three mystical obelisks around the map.
So if you were curious as to why you spawn naked and afraid on a strange island with prehistoric creatures and an implant in your arm with these strange glowing obelisks around, here’s what the Official Wiki has to say-
STORY-This is an empty page so far. please post your theories on what the story of the Ark is.
GG, guys, GG.
So there it is guys, if your going to be buying a prehistoric survival game, do yourself a favor make is it this one. It’s a great deal for $35 considering how much time you can really spend in this game.