Sometimes you see a lot of hype around games and you are just curious of trying it. That is actually how I started most of my gaming, and most likely it will continue to be like this. This week I started playing Exode for the first time and I would like to share some of my experiences with you from it
So Exodegame.com is the place where you start actually. You goal is to get into space and colonize the edge of the galaxy. Honestly, this is my first space game, and I am not familiar with how these things work. So if you want to start from scratch, I guess this post is the place to be because I am doing that as well.
So what to do and need?
You need a HIVE account and the keychain extension to get this game going. No mobile version as yet, I guess because this game is using a lot of graphics. My laptop was noticing this as well. Often it really needed to blow of some air and buffer because of all the graphics. I guess this has to do most with my laptop and not with the game ;)
But you also can see that loading a game takes a while. That 239 means seconds, which is a quite a bunch for impatient people like me :D
But apart from the HIVE account you also need a starter pack to get going. Starter packs cost $10 or 40 HIVE when I bought it. Not cheap, but also not too expensive considering along the line when this game launches you will be able to pick up rewards as well.
In you starter pack you actually have everything and every one you need to get the game going. You have you space ship, your office, and your team in there.
Here you can see that I have only one ship to choose from. You can already easily buy more different ships with different stats on the market already for better stats. I didn't dare to do this as yet to be honest.
You can see on the card that my ship has certain stats, which will be used in the game on later.
What is told in the stats here for instance about 'happiness' of my crew. I didn't find out as yet one how those things work. That is for later on
This is my origin card. Origins apparently are important, but I haven't really figured out as yet how this works or what it does. Naturally, the better stats on these cards, the higher the value.
Now after you get your team in place you can launch your spacecraft. At this moment only the Evacuation mission is available and is also only used for testing purposes of the team. For me this is just a brilliant way of finding out how a game works and what is good for tactics.
As you can see you crew is doing all kinds of tasks. I have one hooked to the shield for protection from outside forces, one is getting fuel, and one is updating the harddrive. Others are looking for their missing crew members because the objective of this mission is to launch with all your crew members on board leaving nobody behind.
Working this mission requires a good 10 minutes of your time with a lot of clicks to move your crew around. You really need some attention on this. Also with looking at the stats of the cards (which mentioned earlier before) I haven't seem to figure out as yet how better cards are more useful in this game. I suppose I will find this out later on.
After getting all of your crew together and some fuel and the hyperdrive upgrated you can launch with hopefully leaving no one behind. With completing this mission you get evacuation point in this journey. Later on will be revealed what these points are doing. For me it is about figuring out which is going on.
Exode is still unders construction and you can notice that. By me sometimes it took a couple of shots for the game to launch, but in the end it always did. Somewhere in these weeks the game will go from Alpha to Phase E which means more can be done in game. I am curious what will all be possible, and with my small $10 investment it is always worth a shot to see what this game will have in store for us
Happy space hunting!