I Have Fun With The Sandbox Game Called “Rising World”
I am usually not a great fan of Early Access games, because you never know if the developer will finish the game and if it was worth the money. Anyway, the Early Access game “Rising World” looked interesting and I did purchase the game a few days ago when I saw an offer. Although the game is still in development and not completely finished yet, it’s a lot of fun. I just want to write down my first impressions.
If you know and liked Minecraft, you might like Rising World too, and the good thing is, you can get Rising World on Steam, that just aside because I know a lot of people like to collect games on Steam. Rising World is a voxel based open-world sandbox game, and as in Minecraft, the world is generated procedurally. You are put in a world with an axe and a pickaxe, you don’t own any other tools when you start, but you can create them later on.
Rising World has a crafting system too, before you can craft something, you do need to collect resources first, so that you can build other things with it. Without explaining everything you can build, you have to chop wood first, you can create lumber with it, and sticks, two other resources that are needed to craft other objects like torches and even crafting stations that will be used to create more advanced objects and tools. Now, wood is not the only resource you find, you will also need stones, coal, you get it, all kind of stuff. You can convert stones to blocks, and with blocks you can build a house or what ever you want.
As in most sandbox games, it’s about your creativity. If you ask me, I do already enjoy to discover randomly generated terrains, but I also like terraforming, if you allow me to call it that way. I do also like to create things, to get creative, and that is what sandbox games allow me to do. Like Minecraft, Rising World has a creative mode that is focusing on creation, and a mode that brings in survival elements, but I noticed the survival mode is not complete yet, there are at least not much monsters implemented yet, I just saw a bear attacking me, maybe there is more. But you can already hunt animals like sheep and pigs, and you can collect melons, you will need both in the survival mode because in this mode you do of course need to eat sometimes to survive.
Rising World is playable in single and multi-player, I do test the game in single-player currently, because none of my friends own the game, and I most likely can not convince them to play creative games, they prefer action. I didn’t dive too deep into Rising World yet, but I played the game already for over 10 hours and it’s definitely a lot of fun, I want to play more. I am not sure if I can suggest a game after playing it for 10 hours, but if you want to hear my first impression, yes, if you find a deal, get the game, it looks promising!
As mentioned, the game is a so-called Early Access game, you pay to get access to the game while it’s still in development and not fully released, and I promise you, I don’t like this trend either, but when a game is not finished but already fun, it makes me think different, especially when you can get it price reduced. If you want to have a game in your Steam library that is similar to Minecraft, I’d suggest to get the game!