Drone Swarm Review

A Strategy With Great Gameplay? Here's One!

Drone Swarm is a very refreshing type of strategy game that lets you control thousands of drones in order to defend your ship. I had the chance to test this game and will tell you readers right now that the game is a lot of unexpected fun.

Gameplay

You are playing as Captain Carter controlling a swarm of 32,000 drones. You and your crew mates from Earth are connected to the spaceship Argo. Your mission is to strategically deploy drones in vast variety of attacks, defenses and positions to overcome any obstacle. You can split the swarm to simultaneously defend your ship and attack the enemy.

Drone Swarm Defending From Enemy

The developers let you play however you want. There are no restriction in applying your own tactics, creatively outsmarting the enemy and exploit the environment to destroy alien aggressors. You will explore the galaxy with its many dangers on your mission to find New Earth. Your swarm (drones) can be upgraded with new abilities and technologies that you can find across the galaxy. Also, you will be able to upgrade your mothership to overcome even more powerful threats.

Controls are pretty simple. You press one of the keys (e. g. Q, W, E) to control the drones either in attack mode or defense mode. Then you just drag your mouse  over enemies in order to attack or create a defensive line to protect you from enemy projectiles. No matter how simple the controls are, the strategy is the key. You have to think quickly and precisely to defeat your opponents and stay alive. It might be pretty difficult if you drag mouse around without any plan, which in my opinion is perfect. Thanks to these features the game does not feel easy or super hard but simply challenging.

Drone Swarm Destroying Enemies

Story

This is where the game lacks polish. Unfortunately the game’s story lacks any originality. I do not want to spoil anything but the story is simple. Earth was attacked and destroyed, you and your comrades were able to flee and survive and now you are looking for a New Earth. That’s basically it.

Drone Swarm Beginning

The thing about all this empty storytelling of note is the visualization. For example story at the beginning is explained in very beautiful comic book type images which gives the game that old time feel like I was a kid again and reading old Spider-Man comics. I enjoyed this style of introducing me to the game and, despite the lack of important feel to the story, it was presented very nicely. Overall the story is not important and I think developers knew it. They also knew that the real gold of the game is gameplay.

Drone Swarm Beginning

Conclusion

The game is a lot of fun for anyone who likes to think strategically. It presents a very different concept of strategy game and it works. The game looks decent and when you zoom in and out you can see every single drone. Drones also perfectly react to your mouse motion and respond fluently to whatever you are doing. It does not matter if you are attacking or defending. It only depends on your ability to think and decide quickly. Of course, the lack of a story is minus but doesn’t take much from the game itself. Especially when the whole game is about your drones.

When it comes to value it is more than worth it. A game for 20,00€ on Steam with pretty decent length but very, very good gameplay is definitely good and reasonable. If it seems still a bit much then you can always keep an eye for sale but you have titles that are much emptier with bad gameplay for much more than this. So if you are looking for a nice strategic game that is full of fun gameplay, than definitely give it a try.

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