I played The Cycle Alpha for a very short time today, approximately 45 minutes, and it was an exciting, nerve-filled time.
The entire time on Fortuna III, I felt as if I was about to get ganked, especially in the second match. So, with that in mind, I took the path of least resistance and avoided other players while admiring the environment and intermittently eliminating hostile creatures.
The game mechanic of animals attacking during drilling reminds me of Firefall, one of my all time favorites. So, I like the idea of completing contracts (mining, picking up resources, turning on uplinks etc) a lot.
After playing, I watched some gameplay on twitch.tv/thecyclegame and I realized there is a “science” to surviving Fortuna III. Because there are tools and abilities which can assist in escaping tough encounters with enemies.
So, obviously I need to get more familiar with the gameplay, but I am glad I dove right in, for my first playtest, because it was a blast.
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