Obsidian̵7;s Grounded shows that bigger isn’t always better, offering a survival experience many fans feel Fallout 76 can’t deliver.
BaseEarly Access was released late last month, quickly becoming the bestseller on Steam and another hit for Obsidian Entertainment. Its work on though Fall out series, Obsidian’s Base was the first survival-focused real game released by the developer, who started reintroducing survival elements for Fall out through New Vegas‘Hardcore mode returns in 2010.
In Base, up to 4 players must cooperate, play like miniature kids in a wrong backyard science experiment. It’s a race to find food, build shelters, and avoid scary turtles. BaseThe immediate success of can be compared with Fallout 76Strong releases to show why bigger isn’t always better.
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
Survival vs. Sandbox
Faith in Bethesda has declined over the past few years, at least in the eyes of scornful fans, and Obsidian has been delighted to see its defeat. With many gamers believe that Available will be released first The Elder Scrolls 6, Base is another proof that Obsidian can deliver experiences that Bethesda fans have missed out on.
Not like Fall out Role-playing game, Base is a pure survival game. There is only one voice-over NPC, the robot instructor of the player BURG.L, and the player must manage their food, fatigue, and whereabouts like in traditional games of the same genre. Players in Fallout 76 also have to control their thirst, hunger, fatigue and equipment. However, players can also purchase repair kits with Atomic, purchased through Fallout 76of micro transactions. When Fallout 76 sacrificing true existence in the atmosphere to explore the sandbox, BaseThe world of small but really terrifying.
BaseThe survival mechanism of the action to enhance a player’s surviving vulnerability rather than simply an indicator to maintain. The food and water meter, when depleted, the player will be very vulnerable to attack, but not completely dead. It adds to the atmosphere of tension without being frustrating, rather than feeling like a chore Fallout 76repair kits.
Not only that, by the co-op of the game limited to 4 players, survival in Base strategy much more than in Fallout 76. While average Fallout 76 The player may find himself suddenly blown to pieces by a random player wearing powerful armor, the greatest predator in Base are spiders. Although creepy, the creatures in the game also have different types of behavior, and finding them is the fun part, helping players build relationships with the game world.
Atmosphere and satisfaction
The role of clear air BaseThe success of a survival game cannot be underestimated. Is a new IP, the world Base The player thrown in is completely alien, despite being wrapped in nostalgic pitfalls Honey, I scared the kids. The concept itself works to make the player feel much more vulnerable than in Fallout 76, marketed with a trailer showing the player cheerful and apathetic fighting the various creatures of the wasteland.
BaseConstruction’s system is also almost identical to games like Face punchedThe rest in its basic mechanics, where the player has to start building from raw materials like grass and oak, while Fallout 76 Most of the raw materials are gathered in the form of scrap. The player cannot cut trees in Fall out, while they can do the equivalent (for their size) in Base, making the overall construction take longer but feel much more satisfying and natural.
Finally I am BaseScale is its greatest strength as a game of survival. By allowing a limited team of just 12 developers to create a small and experimental new IP, Obsidian was able to create a game that feels much more focused than the Bethesda one. Fallout 76 is torn between delivering the RPG experience expected from the series main games, a real multiplayer survival experience, and an exotic sandbox world to explore.
Base, on the other hand, possibly limiting its scope to a smaller, more personal survival experience that has been tuned to create an atmosphere that is both fun and intimidating. That is the less chaotic multiplayer multiplayer part Fallout 76 that is, allow the world to develop its own character and the player to develop their own not easy relationship with that world.
Base available in early access for Xbox Game Pass.
READ MORE: Base: Where to Find Hidden Grubs and Grubs
Marvel’s Avengers Leak revealed 3 more superheroes