The Solus Project – Game Review

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Single Players games which are set around survival seem to be the thing these days. We try our hands on a game that tries to take those principles on a mysterious planet.

 

About

“The Solus Project is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and is the spiritual successor to The Ball – 2010 PC Gamer Action/Adventure Game Of The Year…”

 

The Solus Project attempts to bring that needed story into a survival game. Games like The Culling and H1Z1 tackle the gameplay first while Solus attempts to bring the story to the forefront.

Don’t expect high levels of action but with a story that aims to keep your attention.  Due to Early Access nature of the release (at time of writing), no scoring will be done.

So to put the story simply: Mankind survival is dependant on your survival (Think Instellar), 5 spaceships go to 5 planets with the view of colonising it for the future of mankind.  You are on one ship and it crashes – the only survivor is you.

One Person and One Mission – Survive.

 

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Gameplay

So surviving on a planet by yourself might seem bad but the game relies on your instincts to survive.  The tutorial things teaches you well enough and the crafting combinations are intriguing as to where they can take the game.

Been still in early access faults are present but they are only minimal.
Later on, the environment changes to the story and the changing tones create that errey atmosphere. Dark Caves to explore with strange noises echoing – made us very not at ease.

 

Overall

Overall, the game has a good concept and has hit some home runs in its variation from games of a similar nature.  In a market currently clouded in survival games creating its own identity is key. 

We have barely scratched the surface as to where this game can go but we are loving it so far.  Loving games that take concepts differently to expected is fun to see. 

 

For More info –

The Solus Project Official Site – Click Here.

 

 

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Assistant Editor for Erisea. Lover of all things Geeky and otherwise. Feel free to say hello - @Dresdenfalls

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