Deep Rock Galactic Review
Posted: 3 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
It’s a game you play until you die and then start again. But you do this with a team of four players. The levels are generated each time you play, but cleverly balanced so you have to rely on teammates if you are to survive. You need different characters in your team to do well: Gunners have powerful guns, Scouts are fast and light the way, Drillers can chew through solid rock and the Engineer supports the team with defensive structures and turrets.
Each time you set out you must also choose carefully between various powerful weapons and advanced gadgets: flamethrowers, gatling guns, portable platform launchers, and much, much more. And don’t forget to bring torches to light up the dark. The missions have side-quests like finding a particular mineral or collecting alien eggs as well as coming out alive.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 13/05/2020
Players: You can play this with 4 players online. It’s possible to play on your own, and you can use drones to help, but really this is a game built for teams of four taking on the computer controlled enemies in the deep.
Cross-Play: You can play with Xbox One and Windows Store Version, but not between Xbox and Steam version.
You can purchase the following aesthetic enhancements:
- Dark Future Pack adds new weapon skins.
- Mega Corp Pack adds new aesthetics for your weapons.
- Supporter Upgrade adds a supporter badge, golden armors and weapons, unique beer, the Ghost Ship Supporter Helmet, and a gold-coloured name in the chat.
- Deep Rock Galactic Deluxe Edition includes the Megacorp and Dark Future Pack.
- Deep Rock Galactic Ultimate Edition include the Supporter Upgrade the Megacorp and Dark Future Pack.
ESRB TEEN for Violence, Blood, Language.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.
Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
Speaker Indicator and their Tone: Captions indicate who is speaking and their tone.
Some Dialogue is Voiced: Some of the game dialogue and narrative is voice acted.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
You can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.
Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.
Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity, Deadzones and Thresholds: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are and the related deadzones and thresholds.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.
Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).
Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.
Adjust Head Up Display: Remove or resize head-up display to remove distraction and make more visible.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.
How you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.
Voice Chat: Chat to other players by speaking with headset.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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