Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: PS4, PC, Xbox One
- Publisher: MercurySteam Entertainment s.l
- Developer: MercurySteam
- Release Date: Nov 30, 2017
- Price:$9.99 (Must own base game)
- Rating: M for Mature
- Genre: Action, Third Person Shooter
- Players: 1-4
- Official Website: https://www.raidersofthebrokenplanet.com/game
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Assuming you’ve played the base game Raiders of the Broken Planet, we can skip ahead and say not much has changed with Raiders of the Broken Planet - Wardog Fury. The third person frantic shooter action returns but with some notable fixes here and there but ultimately remains the same. That’s why for this review of Raiders of the Broken Planet - Wardog Fury, we’ll just be looking at the new content and the missions themselves to talk about our experiences and if anything’s changed from the last DLC known as Alien Myths. First, let’s discuss the missions themselves.
Like Alien Myths, Wardog Fury adds 4 new missions and a few new characters for players to play. Each mission is a multipart affair with players having to accomplish various tasks with a limited supply of respawns—which are shared if you’re playing via matchmaking—and the chaos of enemies flying at you guns blazing. It’s tough, fun and sometimes, extremely frustrating—though not in a bad way—and that’s one thing to love about Raiders of the Broken Planet - Wardog Fury. We do wish that these 4 new missions would have been just a bit more varied seeing as how they adhere to the same systems found in the base game—charge up this and survive that—but equally, they were still fun and usually were quite rewarding once you completed them.
Our main gripe with the new DLC is the same issues we had with the main game and last DLC for Raiders of the Broken Planet. Too often, it took us anywhere from 5-25 minutes to find a match with others and all it took was one player not to hit okay to have to restart the wait for a new team of players. Needless to say, due to our original thoughts of Raiders of the Broken Planet not being overly populated, Raiders of the Broken Planet - Wardog Fury suffers in turn. Don’t expect to find quick matches regardless of the time of day and that’s a real shame. Then add to the pain with the antagonist system still being kind of unfair and you’re looking at quick games that require lengthy wait times.
Finally, let us discuss the most important aspect of Raiders of the Broken Planet - Wardog Fury. Is it worth the price of admission? You’re getting essentially 4 new missions, a few new characters and various extra goodies for each character such as items to unlock via in-game currency or real-life money. At the price tag of $9.99, we believe it’s pretty worth it here at Honey’s Anime. We do hope the next DLC offers so more mission variety and such but as it is, Raiders of the Broken Planet - Wardog Fury is a nice few extra hours of content.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Still a ton of fun alone or with friends
- New missions are exciting and tough
- The several new playable characters offer some nice new gameplay styles
- The story is a great mature sci-fi tale
- Gameplay returns as great as it was before
- Matchmaking still needs some work
- Missions could use a bit more variety
- Antagonist players need to be reworked