Deep Rock Galactic
Do you really need any other reason?
About the Game
Take on the deadliest planet in the known galaxy as a team of dwarven mercenary miners in our upcoming procedurally generated co-op sci-fi shooter – Deep Rock Galactic!
In the far future, space mining is big business.
The interplanetary mining corporation DEEP ROCK GALACTIC specializes in securing the most dangerous dig sites in the galaxy. When they need a team for the toughest missions, they call in the Dwarves – mercenary miners, legendary for their ability to survive underground, and infamous for their brutality in combat.
Join a team of up to 4 players to fight, dig and explore your way through enormous cave systems, uncover the greatest riches, and make it out alive.https://deeprockgalactic.gamepedia.com/Deep_Rock_Galactic
I’ve been playing DRG casually for a few weeks. DRG is classified as a first-person shooter. FPS games are not what I gravitate toward, but I do play them on occasion.
Game play is pretty simple. You pick a class. You go on missions. You complete the missions. You earn currency and achievements for upgrades. Obviously, this is very oversimplified, but the basic gist of the game.
Classes. There are four different classes you can choose to play, each with its own specialty. You can play as a driller, scout, gunner, or engineer. Each class has different specialized weapons and/or tools.
The driller is equipped with titanium powerdrills, a flamethrower as its primary weapon, a pistol sidearm, and explosives.
The scout is equipped with a grappling gun, powerful flare gun, an assault rifle and shotgun, and the ability to use a shield that slows down enemies.
The engineer is equipped with a platform gun, sentry turrets, shotgun, and grenade launcher.
The gunner is equipped with a mini-gun, revolver, zipline gun, and can also use a shield.
Single-Player Mode. I found the single-player mode is very enjoyable. You pick your mission and receive help from BOSCO, a drone that can mine out of reach materials and attack enemies.
Multi-Player Mode. The bulk of my game play has been in multiplayer mode with Rugjen and Pyroplop. For those of you who are turned off by first-person shooters because of forced stranger interaction, you can rejoice. DRG’s multiplayer mode does not match you up with strangers. Instead, one of your party members sends game invites directly. For those of you who want to play multiplayer, but don’t have any friends playing, there are “looking for group” channels on the DRG Discord.
Mission Types. There are five types of missions. There is mining, egg hunts, salvage operations, point extractions, and eliminations. There is a mission hub with different regions offering missions of varying difficulty and type. Each mission has a primary and second objective.
Overall, I really like the game. My only concern is the amount of work you have to put in to unlock things. After awhile, it becomes too much of a grind and can turn some people off. If you’d like to see what a basic mission looks like, check out my YouTube video: