Palworld is the latest mega-hit survival game, selling two million copies in its first 24 hours - with "Very Positive" reviews on Steam
What might be even more noteworthy is the overwhelmingly positive reception Palworld has received, suggesting a promising outlook for the game's sustained popularity beyond the current weekend. Currently holding a "Very Positive" rating on Steam from over 38,000 user reviews, many players commend the game's addictive cycle, involving battles, crafting, and survival alongside or in competition with various Pals—oversized creatures reminiscent of Pokémon, but armed with guns this time.
You have the option to play it as an offline single-player game or engage in multiplayer. The settings I mentioned bear a strong resemblance to Ark, although that game remains tense, with raptors relentlessly pursuing you even if you're invincible. The building and crafting mechanics closely mirror those of ARK; however, I find it less cumbersome, yet nearly identical.
The rest of the game closely resembles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, featuring cooking and extensive climbing mechanics. I'm still in the early stages, so I haven't obtained a glider yet, if one exists. The customizable settings ensure that stamina is no longer a concern or an issue.
Many parallels can be drawn between this game and Pokemon Legends Arceus. The combat and evasion mechanics resemble those in Arceus, but here, you wield weapons and eventually progress to guns. The resemblance is striking, extending even to the missions received from your pal box, akin to the Pokemon storage box that assigns missions in Arceus.
It seems you can capture people and sell them for organs in the game in a humour side. The game is currently in early access, so keep an eye out for more exciting developments!