Driftland: The Magic Revival13th March 2018
Attention all players of Avalon [EU]15th March 2018
The Black Death
Crafting, Survival, Horror, Building, Full Loot
Syrin Studios & Small Impact Games
About this game:
A catastrophic plague has left a trail of destruction across 14th century Europe. Survivors confront sickness and scarce resources in a land rife with banditry. Attempt to find a cure, acquire power, learn skills and adapt to survive.
Those lucky enough to survive have come to call it ‘The Black Death’.
CAN YOU SURVIVE THE BLACK DEATH?
Take on the role of a medieval man of science, a plague doctor, hell-bent on finding a cure to the horrific plague spreading across the land. Study the effects of the infection through experiments and autopsies on man and beast alike, with the ongoing risk of your own infection – and in danger of being lynched by townsfolk who believe science to be heresy!
FORGE YOUR OWN PATH
Take advantage of different realistic medieval professions: Crafting fine armors to protect yourself from deadly raiders as a Blacksmith, taming animals and farming the land as a Peasant, tricking players with counterfeit goods as a Bandit, and much, much more.
- Cure the Plague: The Black Death is all about the pandemic that spread across 14th century Europe, killing hundreds of thousands, men, women, children and animals alike. Enter as a Plague Doctor to try and find the cure to finally beat this unending wave of death and pestilence.
- Learn your craft: Become a Plague Doctor or if that doesn’t take your fancy, become a high way robber, a master hunter, a delightful cook, a hard-working peasant and much more. Use skill points in the game to further your craft or, combine different crafts to make the ultimate weapons, tools and items.
- Physical autopsies: To discover the cure to the plague, first you must understand how it kills its victims. Cut open dead animals and decaying human corpses to find out and learn how the plague takes a hold of its victim and slowly kills them. Use specialised equipment to open bodies, discover secrets, but be careful, the longer you are exposed to these corpses, the higher the chance that you too, will contract the plague.
- A Living World: The Black Death boasts an extensive map, consisting of towns, forts and mighty citadels guarded by soldiers. These places are also home to Merchants and quest givers so keep your eyes peeled for those who may ask you favours in return for potential secrets or even… Gold. Be careful with your adventure, however, as in the trees and hidden caverns give bandits and plague-ridden robbers a place to hide and attack you.
- Freedom to thrive: Like other survival games, you can build a home, place things down such as crafting stations and produce goods such as Iron and food. The Black Death allows you to do this but… with a twist. You can not only build a home for yourself, you can also expand it to the point where you can hire guards and peasants to work your estate. Ever wanted a manor with a thriving workforce of peasants on your farm and guards around your courtyard? The Black Death can give you that, but you need to work for it… These peasants and guard don’t work for nothing, you’ll need to feed them and pay them to work and guard your land. Once you reach a point of authority you can even claim yourself a “Kingdom Claim” and own your very own, Moat and Baille style castle!
Besides the fact this game is in Early Access, I can say it’s actually pretty fun, especially with friends!
So the game is set in 14th century Europe, gripped by the plague. Your role is undecided hence why you are given roughly 8 routes to follow or be a master of them all. I find the game really intense, there’s plenty of things that can kill you, even the bloody rats can give you a nasty bite and make you contract the plague.
You can kill various bandits and aimbot monks, sell their goods to vendors in citadels and towns and take that money to an Earl and get a land claim! Then you can start the real fun where you can upgrade your house, hire guards and then… grab some good weapons (crafted or stolen who cares) and go try and kill some players for their loot!
Don’t get me wrong the game does come with some negatives, the bugs that cause monks to sprint at ungodly speeds towards you, The minor problems with resources being visible and then when you gather them, they disappear.
I highly recommend playing with friends as the resource gathering becomes less of a tedious task and makes whacking enemy NPC’s all that more fun.