Osiris: New Dawn
|a game by||Fenix Fire Entertainment|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
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|See also:||Survival Games, Space Games|
Survive, craft, and brave a hostile alien ecosystem in Osiris: New Dawn, the constantly expanding survival sim from Fenix Fire Entertainment. Featuring a stunning cinematic presentation and top-notch visuals, Osiris deftly sets itself apart from other survival games.
The game’s astounding graphics and triple-A presentation, however, hide some obnoxious glitches that, luckily, seem easy to fix by the developers in the near future. As long as you’re willing to put up with some early access oddities, you’ll certainly have a fun time with Osiris and its breathtaking vistas.
Players begin Osiris as a crash-landed astronaut in an alien world. As many other survival games have done in the past, the immediate task that players will need to fulfill to survive is building a base. This is done in a style that’s similar to Subnautica: gathering resources to build base parts and consequently expand their livable area.
However, this alien planet won’t make it easy for the player to gather resources, as every enemy poses a deadly threat, especially early on in the game. Much like No Man’s Sky, players will eventually be able to craft spaceships to leave the first planet they explore, allowing for interplanetary exploration and resource gathering.
Since the planets are vast and difficult to traverse on foot, players can craft vehicles to make things a bit easier. Additionally, there are underground ruins and caves to explore. But be careful, as the loot that is in these caves is usually well guarded by nasty creatures.
Aliens and multiplayer
One of the most interesting aspects of Osiris’ design is the enemy AI. It seems like the developers wished to avoid the messy state that No Man’s Sky released in, especially when it comes to how the alien creatures interact with the player and their environment.
Powerful AI algorithms ensure that each alien behaves in a unique way, making the most of their strengths to make life miserable for the player. That said, not everything seems to be working as intended with these creatures, as their hitboxes are all over the place. Sometimes it seems like an alien can hit you from the other side of the galaxy, while your shots constantly miss their target.
As is the norm with most survival games, Osiris: New Dawn can be played online with friends. Thankfully, the multiplayer mode works great, featuring a unique online player colonies system. You and other players on the same server can work together against another team of players as you fight for resources or control of the solar system.
The developers have invested an impressive amount of effort to make the world of Osiris look and feel as amazing as they could. Everything from the light sources to every texture looks incredible, making the game feel like a complete cinematic experience.
Osiris uses postprocessing effects extensively to achieve its cinematic look, including chromatic aberration and a subtle noise filter. It’s worth noting that these features blend in nicely with the game’s graphics, and never feel too tacky or like they obstruct the visuals in any way.
Osiris: New Dawn is an impressive achievement in the survival sim genre. Not only is it visually impressive: its sense of scale and eerie atmosphere is almost unparalleled. However, some minor quirks with the combat and controls are an ugly reminder of the game’s early access state.
- Breathtaking visuals
- Impressive environments and alien AI
- Genuinely exciting gameplay moments
- Wonky, unresponsive controls
- Awkward hitboxes
- Could use a bit more content
Download Osiris: New Dawn
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP