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Control Command Escape Reviews SteamWorld Dig
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Control Command Escape recently reviewed SteamWorld Dig from Swedish developer Image & Form. The game is a platform mining adventure in which players assist Rusty, a lone mining steambot, in his quest to assist a mining town in need. They will dig through the earth for riches and uncover the ancient threat lurking below.

Steamworld Dig is something of a plaformer. If, like me, that makes you cringe at the potential hours of mis-timed jumping frustration that lie ahead, worry not. In Steamworld Dig, Rusty literally forges his own path, smashing through the earth to create a path of descent. If, like me, that makes you cringe at the potential hours of minecraft-style aimlessness that lie ahead, worry you not about that either. To put it mildly, the simple act of bashing pickaxe to ground is extremely enjoyable, in the same way that obliterating LEGO is in those other games. Which is good, because everything else the game does is really just about making that sublime experience more fun as you go along.

Your purpose in the game is really two-fold: explore the depths, and collect the precious minerals embedded in the ground to sell in order to buy upgrades that make both of these activities more enjoyable. This is a game that is shamelessly about progression, about delving deeper, and becoming more powerful. It really, really gets it right. In an era where games so callously reward you simply for investing time, or shoehorn so-called RPG mechanics in order to feel like the mere act of playing is not enough to hold your interest, Steamworld Dig instead has a positive feedback loop where everything you do is there simply to reinforce that pick, pick, pick.

Check out the full review at the link below.

CCE: SteamWorld Dig Review
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