Homeworld : Deserts of Kharak

Homeworld, pretty much like many of the other IPs from THQ had a rough time after the company dissolved, but the reality is that after creating a HD re-release for the first 2 games, the developers also went ahead and worked hard to create a new iteration of the game.

Homeworld, pretty much like many of the other IPs from THQ had a rough time after the company dissolved, but the reality is that after creating a HD re-release for the first 2 games, the developers also went ahead and worked hard to create a new iteration of the game.

And they did so with Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. As the name suggests, the action is not in space any more, but we still have the lore around us and the game on its own does feel as being integrated in the entire world and experience as a whole which is really neat to be honest.

The story in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is easy to understand but it does have a few twists and turns that many of you will not see, which is quite interesting and fun to be honest considering how great the game really is.

The starting point of each mission is the carrier from where you can get all items and recruit stuff. You will need to gather resources and expand in true strategy game fashion and while the game does not place tons of emphasis on resource gathering this is a mandatory thing to do and something that will deliver a lot of value and intense fun as you go along.

Even if the story does tend to combine with the gameplay at times since you will have to deal with specific events, this doesn’t mean that the game is story focused, instead the gameplay is what matters the most.

And while the setting does make for a slightly repetitive experience, there are many upgrades and research to make you go onward and try to complete the tasks as fast as possible. The experience is really neat and it does make a very interesting mechanic that you will enjoy. It does bring in front some incredible and funny possibilities, and what matters the most is its unique and funny appeal as always.

Not only that, but the game does a great job in using the factions from the Homeworld lore in order to add in a whole new twist to the experience. The campaign is very good and it’s also welcoming for newcomers which is indeed a major plus. It’s definitely a game worthy of the name Homeworld and even if you might not be a fan of the desert region, there’s no denying that the game does an amazing job when it comes to delivering tactics and strategy into one great and rewarding package. There are situations in which missions are a little confusing, but the gameplay is always very rewarding and the fact that you can enjoy gaming session in all of their Homeworld glory definitely imbues the game with more passion. It’s not Homeworld 1 or 2 though, as long as you expect that you will be disappointed. It’s something new and fun though, so if you do not play Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak you will miss a lot of stuff!

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