When alien invaders take over the Earth, only humans must survive and fight against them. Players can join into the fight into this Steam Early Access game, Earthfall.
Holospark released this PC game on April 26, and since then, players can join together in a casual first-person shooter environment, completing objectives and taking down aliens. But Earthfall includes some elements that players do not know much about.
In order to get a good understand of this game, let’s break it down through plot, gameplay, and online co-ops and single player.
What is this about? — Aliens Against Humans
As mentioned before, the game introduces a fallen Earth, where humanity becomes the endangered species against the aliens. Four characters, Maya, Jonas, Roy, and Danny, undergo various missions in the Pacific Northwest to learn more about the missing resistance team, R&D.
The casual shooter game does not explain a lot of detail towards the storyline during gameplay. However, these four maps and corresponding missions connect into one big narrative. Players gradually discover the purpose of the mission through small dialogue from these characters in the beginning of mission.
Grab your gun and shoot aliens down!
Like the Left 4 Dead series, the game functions as casual first person shooter. Players use your mouse to aim and shoot while using their keyboards to perform various actions, like throwing grenades, using a medical boxes, and collecting weapons.
But what makes this game different are its building options. During missions, players can block aliens with barricades, use and mount turrets, and build their own weapons with a 3D printer. With this equipment, players can shoot down these aliens. If one of the player’s teammates gets captured or taken down, that player needs to rely on their team to help them out.
Time for some teamwork — Go team, Go!
Earthfall is essentially an online co-op game, where players can team up with other players to work through each map. By teaming up, players can execute missions and tasks easily as well as help each other, especially when an alien takes down another player. It may be difficult without any chat system within the game, but they can help out their teammates when their characters call out for trouble.
Although this game is essentially an online co-op game, it also features a single player mode with AI figures. Like other players, the AI can help you when you are attacked by aliens or when you are down. Playing solo is a nice mode to practice and get used to the controls if players are new to FPS or PC controls. Earthfall also offers controller support.
To sum up — Shoot, Survive, and Save the Earth
Since this game is only about six days old, some issues prevent it from reaching its full potential, such as the optimization for their 4K with Ultra HD settings and the controller’s responses within the game. Furthermore, the game solely pushes on playing with others than playing with the AI, making the game feel a bit unbalanced.
But all in all, this FPS game offers a thrilling and exciting experience that it can be pushed even further. As time passes, Holospark will continue to fix these issues and push this game into perfection for everyone to enjoy.
Want to play Earthfall? Check it out on Steam, then leave a comment below to let us know what you think!