Crashlands generally has to do with some aliens coming to steal part of your spaceship, thereby causing your spaceship to crash land in the planet nearest to you. The spaceship when spoilt need repairs but the parts cannot be found in the local 7 – Eleven. The moment you get your first crafting station and you are assigned to gather up some grass and you are about to start the race. At the beginning you will not need a weapon but rather you will have to get your first crafting tool a saw which will be integrated into your character’s suit.
In crashlands you don’t have to constantly swap or change tools in your menu because the tool that suits the job is the tool your character will use. And these tools will never break, so the moment you have any tool that you need, that tool will always be with you. With the saw in your hand, you will have to go and look for wood, and this task will expose you to local wildlife for the first time in the game. This time you don’t have any weapon to fight this local wild fire, the only thing you can do is to stay out of their way. This job is made easier in the game because there are red markers which show where the next attack is coming from. With just few minutes into this game you will be able to ascertain the behavioural pattern of one of the enemy.
Afterward you will need to craft your first weapon which might be a good one or a plain one. In Crashlands when you craft any gear it will produce a result that will be slightly different. You can break the old gear in order to recover some of the components that were lost, so that each time you want to roll a gear piece again to ascertain if you can get a better result. In Crashlands gears increases your different stats and your attack power and HP are most the most obvious and probably the most important. By unlocking and creating a new gear sets, your character is being levelled up in an RPG. You don’t really need to update your gear especially if you are good at dodging and can persist. But changing the gear makes this easier for you.
Now you have weapon and also armour for you to cover yourself. This is the time the one legged hippos will start attacking you. You might be killed if you don’t handle this stage of the game well enough. In Crashlands, it handles death well because each time you die, you automatically respawn back at your home point with a low HP and some of the material you recovered will be lost. However, you have to get back to the point you died. It is marked for you on your map which makes you get all your previous materials back.
The controls as well as the interface of this game work very well. You can actually move around by tapping on the direction at which you want the Flux to be. When you get all the materials, crafting is usually easy. All you need to do is to tap on the item you want to make. On the other hand construction is done in another interface that you bring.