Review: Drake Hollow – SENSES

Personally, Drake Hollow feels like too much work to count as relaxation.

The premise is simple: Your avatar is an ordinary teenager, with ordinary problems until the day you end up in Drake Hollow – and stands face to face with hordes of enemies. You have to defend the incredibly sweet vegetable creatures, which are completely helpless, against the evil outside. Cut down trees and collect everything you find to build houses, beds and everything else that may be needed while fighting opponents.

Drake Hollow - The Molasses Flood - screenshot Xbox one 4k - copyright 2020
Photo: from Drake Hollow (Xbox One X)

I do not really know when this shift in the gaming world took place, when gaming sort of ceased to be relaxing and became more like a job. It is one constant maintenance that must be done in Drake Hollow for your small, vegetable washers to feel good. There are three tables that show if they have food, entertainment and sleeping space. Your job is to fix all this and service them while in between you have to fight with enemies who want to attack them. This is really a full time job.

Drake Hollow - The Molasses Flood - screenshot Xbox one 4k - copyright 2020

Personally, I get most stressed by this type of game, I want to sit down and have fun for a while – do not feel anxiety and pressure that I have not collected enough reeds and wooden planks so that I can build a bed for my talking parsnip ..

Drake Hollow - The Molasses Flood - screenshot Xbox one 4k - copyright 2020

The graphics in the game are nice, but simple and the map is great with lots to explore. The light effects are really nice and I really recommend driving Drake Hollow on Xbox One X in 4K. At the beginning of the game you have to gather and start your camp, before the multiplayer part is unlocked. Then it becomes Drake Hollow a little more fun, because you can then work together with your friends and share the tasks.

Drake Hollow - The Molasses Flood - screenshot Xbox one 4k - copyright 2020
All work and no play makes Henric a dull boy…

Drake Hollow is basically a totally okay game; it has a great story, great environments and lots of entertainment for a decent little money. Though you have to like this kind of action and bass management game to really dig Drake Hollow. So the grade is approved, neither more nor less.