The world of Driftland has been destroyed by a long-lasting war. The only thing keeping the balance on the planet is a spell cast by ancient mages. In Driftland: The Magic Revival, you will be playing as a powerful newborn mage. Your task will be to start with a small kingdom and expand it enough to bring back the glory your world used to know!
Can Magic Save the World?
This game is an excellent example of why it’s best that our world is without magic (or is it?). The planet of Driftland was destroyed by magic. The irony is that it’s the only thing that it can now save it. The entire world is divided into small islands floating around. You start with the one where your stronghold is built. Since islands offer restricted space, expanding is crucial in The Magic Revival.
Fortunately, it isn’t too hard to expand your kingdom. You can even use spells to scout whether the islands you want to grow to offer the resources you want. After that, you connect the island and establish a cottage for workers that will gather those resources. Each expansion increases your population limit, but you need to ensure that you have enough resources for everyone. Aside from that, you will also need to place a couple of knights to ensure that you protect your resources from enemies. Keep in mind that the game won’t be forgiving even in the beginning. In fact, I was attacked while I was still playing the tutorial and I didn’t have any idea how to defend.
It’s a High-Speed World
Things happen quickly in Driftland: The Magic Revival. You can expand to the next island in a matter of minutes and generate extra resources and units also doesn’t take a lot of time. The problem occurs when your empire expands. It won’t be easy to keep everything in place and defend against all enemies at the high pace the game is offering.
On more than one occasion, magic will come to your rescue. Ice blasts and fireballs leave an impression once they are cast. Not only they look powerful, but the sound they make is also impressive and the damage dealt is considerable. In fact, your intervention with a spell is what you might need to turn the tide of the battle.
The graphics are phenomenal, especially for a game that is still in the early access phase. The maps are spacious, and it is nice to see that there are no bugs.