Discovery

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Visuals– Less lag than other games – Music
Bad
  • Still a few updates short of perfect
7.5

Discovery is a block based building game available on Xbox, iOS and Android. The game includes a free version (Discovery Lite) allowing you to try the game before committing to a purchase.

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In its current state Discovery is just a creative based experience but does have a multiplayer update in the back of the developer’s mind (although no date has been given). Don’t let this turn you off though as Discovery has a number of features that make it more appealing then similar games.

The textures of Discovery are the first thing that is sure to attract gamers. With all the Minecraft clones around these days developers often forget that there is a difference between nicely textured blocks and horrible looking ones. Thankfully Discovery went the way of impressive textures which are found across all blocks in the game world.

The animations in the Discovery also enhances the experience, it is the small touches that really separate this game from others in the genre. Animations include breaking blocks into little pieces, torches that give off smoke, TNT explosions and the amazing day/night transition which is simply a joy to watch.

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Since Discovery is a creative only game you will spend all your time building structures. Discovery helps the building process with a few handy features which includes no height limit (at least not one that will matter), teleportation and slopes which opens up a lot of design potential. Discovery also provides all the tools you need to blow them up if you are a fan of destroying your creations.

I really enjoyed my time with Discovery and the scores across the number of platforms speak for themselves (averaging around 4 stars). If you want a building game but aren’t sure which one to pick then put Discovery on your short list.

Summary:

  • Creative only but more planned features.
  • Available on Xbox, iOS and Android.
  • Impressive textures and day/night cycle effects.
  • Lots of animations add to the experience.
  • Tools to help you build with ease such as slopes and teleportation.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on April 3, 2013. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

1 Comment

  1. I wish I can kill the animals, especially the goats, they can get so annoying when they bah!

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