REVIEW : Drive 4 Survival (PC)
Drive 4 Survival is a struggle for survival mostly in the frosted forest, where you have to rely only on yourself and your car.
About the game
Not only will you need to take care of yourself, but you’ll also require to look after your car. Besides servicing, your vehicle requires fuel, a lot of fuel. If you need to get places fast, you’ll need your ride. Go on a mission to hunt for the last pieces of fuel in the frosted wilderness, while also struggling for your life. Beginning in your ‘safe’ zone called The Home Outpost 103, you’ll drive to other zones, which will slowly be influenced by the winter apocalypse, and various competitors.
A great start
Let me commence by instantly telling you that this is a great play already. I only tried it out for a few hours, and found myself enjoying it a lot, even though it’s not even finished! The gameplay itself is excellent. It’s not just about surviving zombies, bears, and other competitors, there’s a focus on surviving in general. You have to keep your stats up, or you’ll also die. Enemies don’t come in waves, and they’re not ‘too much’ either, it’s just perfect. And hey, if you don’t like playing with enemies, there’s always the creative mode where you can just build stuff rather than survive. I also really enjoyed the graphics; they’re not lifelike but they’re nice nonetheless. The handles are easy to get a hang of, so that’s a plus as well. By the way, every viable option of playing is explained: there is handles information for keyboard and mouse, gamepad, dual shock, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Pro controllers. The developers are looking after every detail here.
Of course, there are still some things that need a little more work. I feel like the keys, even though they were easy, weren’t always operating properly. I played with a controller and with a keyboard and mouse, and both had some problems. The controller just felt out of place while playing, as if it was difficult to operate it or something. The keyboard sometimes seemed to bug, like I could go to the settings, but I could not switch between settings, which sucked because I needed to see what keys I needed to use there’s also some issue with respawning. Sometimes when you get hit and die, you respawn in a place where opponents start to attack you again direct away. Like, dude, let me catch my breath first before you put another Ursus on my ass. I was just getting used to the play, so I died again within moments. Not amused.
A small remark that might irritate some, is that the English grammar in this play is far from perfect. I don’t think the developers are English themselves so they might need to hire a better translator. This is just a trivial note though, it quickly cuts out if you compare it to the great gameplay.