Enshrouded Demo Preview (Steam Early Access)

For this Enshrouded Demo Preview, we play a game of survival, crafting, and Action RPG combat, set within a sprawling voxel-based continent. As you journey across the mountains and deserts of an open world, you are free to choose your path and shape your destiny. Ignite the Ancient power of the Flame, and piece together the fragments of a story that unfolds below the surface.

Enshrouded Demo Preview Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 29.53GB Download size.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – display mode, resolution, v-sync, field of view slider, and graphics preset.
  • Controller settings – three controllers presets including custom. Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Can rebind controls for both the keyboard and the mouse. Mouse sensitivity and camera smoothing.
  • Character creator – male and female preset models. Change – hair, hair color, beard, beard color, voice, and name.
  • Three ways to play – private, host an online game, and join an online game.
  • Can name your save/world.
  • The demo has an 8-hour time limit.
  • 3rd person view.
  • A full 3D world with 360-degree camera control.
  • Earn and learn new recipes.
  • Massive skill tree.
  • The compass at the top of the screen shows objectives.
  • Stamina system for running, blocking, and swimming.
  • The game runs at a smooth speed.
  • Stunning locations.
  • Cooking is like in Monster Hunter where you time how long to cook it for.
  • Full crafting system and you have basics you can craft in the menu with bigger more complex builds being done at a crafting table.
  • The flame acts as a respawn point, you need it for your house and you can upgrade it to expand the base size and to gain global effects.
  • Hack and slash combat with melee ranged, and magic options.
  • Quick easy looting and gathering resources system, just press a button, and no animations.
  • Full base building, lay down an altar to start your own house with all the parts and shapes put into groups for quick access.
  • Day and night cycle.
  • Handy lock-on for hunting and fighting.
  • Stealth is a must from crouching to be quiet or hiding in the bushes to lose line of sight.
  • Loot chests everywhere and you get a loot all button.
  • The shrouded is foggy areas that appear on the map and house the worst of the worst but also great loot and enemies with rarer crafting resources.
  • A hot bar means you can have a load of items and weapons on a quick-access radial menu.
  • The game world is massive.
  • Drag and drop inventory system.
  • Many enemy types.
  • A lot of secret and alternate routes and rooms.
  • When entering a dwelling you get a pop-up showing comfort level, warmth, and if it is sheltered.
  • Rewards you for your exploration.
  • Earn exp from everything and get skill points to put into the skill tree.
  • Weapons and tools degrade over time but they can be repaired.
  • The map uncovers as you explore and fills in points of interest and mission markers.
  • Fast travel to your last altar visited.
  • Tutorial text pops up in the menus as you unlock new things and it can be replayed.

Enshrouded Demo Preview Cons:

  • Performance hits in places, usually with high enemy numbers or when blowing up walls, etc.
  • A lot to take in.
  • The time limit is annoying.
  • It is a demo so of course but it has no achievements.
  • The way they get you moving along is not as tight as it could be.
  • So much menu surfing.
  • The inventory management for many items and tools/weapons is less than ideal and a good fix would be a way to have multiple hotbars.
  • Combat is up and down in terms of difficulty.
  • Couldn’t see any Ai party members for us solo players.
  • Using the bow against animals is not great.
  • Had a few cold transitions between day and night.

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Enshrouded Demo:

Official website.

Developer: Keen Games

Publisher: Keen Games

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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!