Cryofall Review (Steam)

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Cryofall Review Pros:

  • Nice Chunky graphics.
  • 727.05MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Select your own username.
  • Graphics – fullscreen, screen aspect ratio, FPS limit, anti-aliasing, rendering resolution, sprite resolution, and terrain detail.
  • Survival adventure gameplay.
  • Server browser.
  • Atomic torch account link possible but not mandatory.
  • Official and player-owned servers.
  • Servers can be PvP or PvE.
  • Character creator – face, top, bottom, skin tone, hair, and hair color. Also has a random button. Choose a character origin story that dictates your stats.
  • Map uncovers as you play.
  • Simple crafting system. You build basics from the menu then need workbenches, furnaces, etc for the rest.
  • Death – respawn at your bed, near your or randomly in the world.
  • Uses WASD for movement.
  • The Completionist menu will fill in fishes, food, creatures, and loot gets collected.
  • The hot bar for easy item swapping.
  • Animals, enemies, and anything you can hack or attack will have a life bar.
  • Controls are pretty straightforward but the game does have tooltip pop-ups and icons.
  • Fireplaces allow you to bring up menus, add ingredients and fuel to cook.
  • Quests are generated to help push you forward.
  • LP- Learning points used for getting new skills.
  • Your character is tied to the server.

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Cryofall Review Cons:

  • Accidentally closed the game down and it wouldn’t reboot until I restarted all of Steam.
  • The first boot-up has a series of screens you have to click through.
  • Daunting opening menu and not that welcoming.
  • No controller support.
  • Couldn’t see a way to migrate a character to another server.
  • Slow burner.
  • No real tutorial just that series of screens at the beginning.
  • So much to take in.
  • A lot of menu management.
  • Everything is a grind and the payoff doesn’t always feel right.
  • Servers will be populated with griefers.

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Cryofall:

Official website.

Developer: AtomicTorch Studio

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

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Steam

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Cryofall is a survival game in that you spawn on a server and need to forage for supplies by any means necessary. Let’s get it straight Cryofall has no tutorial and what would be considered a tutorial is in fact a dozen or so slides explaining in very broad terms, what the game is about and what you can do. The game just chucks you straight in and if it were not for the quest list up top you would feel aimless and lost. I mean I still did as I had to learn everything myself and it’s not the easiest of games to do that with. I had moments of fun with Cryofall but to be honest I’m getting fatigued with all the survival games and the tedious nature of material collecting and crafting. Cryofall just made the balance between time grinding/farming and reward disporting that I didn’t want to “work” so much for so little. Basically, I’m saying Cryofall is another one of those with some neat little additions but ultimately didn’t feel that unique or different to hold my attention.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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