Remember how I said there was a survival revival in recent months. Well, another survival game just dropped and is getting some great reviews.
I might have had Valhiem on my wishlist for a couple of months but it was more a case of having it to remind me how it progresses during early access rather than thinking of picking it up on launch. Having said that, come to its release date last week I picked it up as it was looking like it was in a great state.
Valheim is a co-op survival game similar to Minecraft or Terraria. Together players will hunt, build, craft, and farm to thrive in a world of dangers. There isn’t really proper PVP in the game – although you can turn it on. It’s more a case of private servers where you can play with your friends.
Set in Viking purgatory Valheim challenges you to defeat mythical beasts across a huge procedural map. In order to fight the beasts, you will need to gear up and work out how to summon them. They will be tough to beat. Over the weekend I put in a handful of hours with friends and have had an absolute blast with the game.
I really love the retro look to it coupled with some great lighting and weather effects. Learning the game is pretty simple, but there is a lot of depth to the crafting and in order to unlock new recipes you will have to venture out and discover them for yourself. Throughout the world, you’ll encounter wild animals both fantastical and ‘normal’. There are underground dungeons to explore, seas to sail, and more. I’ve loved playing together and exploring the islands with my friends.
I’m starting to think that the best games are the ones that don’t get over advertised for months on end.
Grand Theft Auto: Online
Surprise, still on GTA:Online. Quite a lot has changed since the last update. There was a time when I suggested money was difficult to come across, well those days are gone now.
The latest update for IDYF Enterprises are the nightclub is now up and running with upgraded warehousing and staff to ensure popularity doesn’t dip quick and more cargo and other stock to sell can be stored. This nets a reasonably nice little turn over with the club generating $10k every hour and then the additional cargo drops fetching quite a bit.
However the biggest adventures have come from new heists. With the new income a friend and I both bought the submarine that initiates the Cayo Perico Island heist. I’ve yet to get the heist prep completed myself for this, but a friend had done this so we attempted the heist. This is easy money to be honest. The sewage entrance to the villa and now knowing the guard and camera routes made this a doddle. The heist prep was done again a 2nd time in quick turn around and we raided the place again.
I’d read this heist was very generous in it’s rewards and that certainly seems to be the case. Even though I’m only taking a smaller cut of the job as I’m not hosting or doing the prep, it’s been half a million each time at least. Which is streets better than the casino heist that we had been doing over and over. I’m looking forward to continuing the prep missions now to host this myself to take home the lionshare of the rewards.