Have you ever thought “hmm i wonder if there is a game where i can run around 100% naked with all my tackle out and club stuff to death” well fear not i have your answer right here. Conan Exiles has just been fully released on PC/XBOX/PS4 after a lengthy stint in early access, so what is the game about and what could you compare it to? Is Conan Exiles The Next Ark Survival Evolved?
Is Conan Exiles The Next Ark Survival Evolved?
Conan Exiles is a survival game very similar to Ark Survival Evolved and Rust where there are a few simple goals, survive, build and dominate your enemies. Through the first 10 minutes of play you find out that your “End game goal” is to get the bracelet that binds you to the exiled lands removed or you could try and walk past the ghost wall that holds you there..!!Spoiler Alert!! that does not end well, but the cinematic is cool.
Conan Exiles Building System.
Conan Exiles has a lot of similar features to most survival games out at the moment but also have a few that in my opinion set it apart from the rest, yes you have the grind to get the materials to build a base but from what i have seen the building aspect is just awesome i have seen some of the builds and holy s**t they are awesome and unlike Ark Survival Evolved. You don’t need to twist and overlap to get the corner bit just right, as it’s all their corner bits and different style roofs and you can upgrade certain buildings also how cool is that?
Unlike Ark you don’t tame animals to defend you base instead you knock out, tie up and break the will of NPC’s to make them your unwilling slaves on the wheel of pain….. Muahahahaha! Also from what i have seen you can tame animals by beating them with a large club. I am yet to see any real benefits to this as all they do is follow you around and apart from attack things that attack you don’t really serve any purpose which is such a shame.
Conan Exiles Battle System.
Conan Exiles battle system still needs work doing to it as it is still very hit and miss (and no that’s not a pun). I found it to be very frustrating while deep in combat and screaming “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HIT THE F***ING THING ALREADY” but when you do kill it your blood lust is fully satisfied with bits of what ever you just killed flying everywhere.
While we are the killing things subject Conan unlike Ark is great to play on your own.. So you don’t have a 100 man tribe but someone on your server does so what.. on Conan you can become a god and i mean literally a god, you can summon a huge avatar and there are a few to choose from and then rain hell on that alpha tribe, it doesn’t last for long but boy is it fun.
So overall the building system is great, the battle system needs tweaking but overall Conan Exiles is user friendly both on multiplayer and solo.
Written By: Jay Hendrey