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What is SteamWorld Dig about?
SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...
Image & Form
Steam world Dig looks like a sidescroller at first glance, but it's so much more. You play a steam-powered robot in a western look in a beautifully drawn comic handle, which sets off on a short search for its uncle. He has died (spoiler) in his mine and you start to continue his work. In the course of the game you dig deeper and deeper and deeper into the mine and encounter new obstacles which you have to keep in mind while digging on. In the classic way of looting and leveling you dig a few meters deeper again, mine some minerals, sell them and buy new items from the proceeds. You always have the feeling that your character is constantly evolving and even after a few hours of playing time, you don't have to farm indefinitely to get ahead. Especially the good balancing should be mentioned here very praiseworthy. But I would like to emphasize particularly positively that after about 2/3 of the game the basic approach of the game changes within a very short time and this by such simple changes, which give the whole game a completely new touch. I have rarely experienced such a strong gameplay wade within a game, which also fits into the game so well. At this point a big praise to the developers of this sparkling diamond. It remains to be hoped that the strengths of the game in part two will be adopted at the same high level.