So I was playing Super Motherload from XGen Studios. This mining simulator has you playing as a mining crew member in their drilling vehicle which digs down, collects minerals, then flies back up for fuel, deposits, repairs, and upgrades. As I was playing this game, I realized something:
I can’t stop. I don’t know why, but I can’t. Even as I sit here typing this review, I’m beginning to get nervous just thinking about it. I need to keep drilling. What’s down there? I don’t know, but I have all these tunnels I still need to clear.
And that’s the game.
The game is actually a co-op multiplayer, multi-linear story game with story from Image Comics’ Kurtis Wiebe. There are 10 fully-voiced characters to play and unlock, and a procedurally operated level-system so no single playthrough is the same.
I didn’t care.
So bottom line, I became a bit addicted to the digging and gathering aspects of the game, and that’s fine because it’s a quality title. I have issues with the music looping at almost weird intervals when the music goes dead for minutes before starting back up, but that’s pretty much my only complaint. If you’re like me and have some strange affinity for tunnel building, then 5/5 for this game. However, if you’re just a person that wants to enjoy a quality video game with a pretty fun, if repetitive game mechanic, interesting story, quality production, then Super Motherload is a game that should easily be worth checking out. I just can’t guarantee you’ll get the same obsessive streak I found myself developing.
[+Found my affinity for digging paths in the ground][+Cool art style][+Fully voiced][-Gameplay a bit repetitive, especially solo][-Music looping issues]