Release: Jul 2015
Reviewed on: PC
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Trove brings the blocky sandbox genre into the MMO arena, selecting one of many classes you’ll adventure into a large game world while making friends, completing dungeons, collecting loot and building up your own corner in the universe.
To start your Trove adventures players will choose from one of a dozen classes that each have their own basic attack and selection of abilities. Covering everything that you could envision you’re bound to find a class appropriate for your playstyle with various melee fighters and ranged combatants to pick from.
After you’ve selected your desired class you’ll be taken through a basic tutorial which ends with you entering the central game area known as the Hub. From this central location players can enter portals with various level and loot ranges. With portals having minimum levels these serve as the primary sense of progression in the game as well. Within each portal you’ll find a unique biome along with a number of dungeons that contain mini-bosses for improved loot hunting.
Levels play just a small part in your overall power though with several equipment slots for players to enhance with loot from their fallen enemies. Trove opts for a unique approach in this regard with only 3 of the equipment slots dropped from enemies (weapons, hats and masks). For the other remaining slots such as rings, pets, mounts and many other slots must be crafted, rewarded via quests or purchased. With 8 levels of loot rarity and randomised drops players will find the game to be a loot heaven.
Outside of monster killing and loot hunting players can claim their own piece of land known as a cornerstone which allows players to create their personal home base that is unique to them and cannot be harmed by other players. For those that would rather collaborate on building projects the creation of clubs allows for this.
Considering everything that Trove has to offer and its free price tag it is impossible to pass up on what is one of the great sandbox adventures and loot hunts around.
- A dozen unique classes with their own playstyle.
- Claim a portion of the game world to create your own home.
- Multiple equipment slots and levels of loot to craft and collect.
- Make friends and build together through clubs.
- Free to play sandbox adventure.