Breakout The Dark Prison is an immersive role-playing action adventure game developed by Latersoft. All in all, "Dark Prison" impresses thanks to its rich cinematic story and impactful narrative. Additionally, the streamlined UI cultivates a user-friendly experience. All the while, its depth of combat coupled with a gratifying progression system create an addictive gameplay loop. In turn, this instills replay value and longevity. Are you ready……
For these reasons alone, you'll have no choice but to see the game through to its climactic end. Both visually impressive and technically sound, Breakout: The Dark Prison is a game that elevates the Android market to unprecedented heights. Those with a soft spot for action adventure will garner great joy from the game set to be a classic.
After a catastrophic viral outbreak of unknown origin impacts Earth, humans affected by the fallout have mutated into hideous monsters. With humanity on the brink of collapse, bandits, sensing the opportune moment to strike, seize control during the period of unrest. Following the intro, we encounter a lone survivor fleeing the chaos. A vulnerable young girl is clinging on to her teddy bear for dear life.
As she makes a desperate sprint in a bid to evade the deformed monstrosities infesting the streets, the plot soon thickens. Kidnapped by an elite mercenary group, the girl ends up at an off-shore facility shrouded in secrecy. Immediately, I invested in the story and became involved in the plight of this poor girl. Soon enough, it becomes clear that the girl is your Daughter. The reason for her abduction relates to her genetic immunity to the disease.
At its heart, Breakout: The Dark Prison is a tale of love, loss and human sacrifice. A personal quest to risk all and, save a loved one despite the odds stacked firmly against them. Throughout the story, I was blown away by dynamic cutscenes, varied, multi-dimensional characters, and an undulating plotline, full of twists, turns, shocks, and surprises. As a result, I was more than content to see the game through to its conclusion.
One of the Stand-out features of Breakout: The Dark Prison is its character customization. Frankly, I was surprised by the options open to the player. One major plus point is that it's not gender-locked. Thus, you can choose to be male/female. Also, the extensive array of customizable options exceeds those of a typical Android game.
With six facial types per gender, each varied in appearance, you'll never look the same twice. Regardless of how often you play through the campaign. Better still, you can radically adjust facial features, from jawline shape to eye-color and lip size. All in all, the depth of its player creator-system allows for greater freedom — an essential asset for any true role-playing game.
After the creation process is over, you'll need to assign abilities — another vital strength of the game. Initially, there are five abilities, each of which modifies your character stat sheet affecting your playstyle in numerous ways.
For instance, the survival ability boosts maximum HP, while the athletic ability focuses on stamina gains. Alternatively, combat enhances strength and increases damage rate. Lastly, shooting improves accuracy while tanking provides resistance at the expense of stamina loss. Each of these skills plays a vital role in the events that follow — all in all, the stat-variables balance out nicely forcing you to weigh up the pros and cons of each ability. In turn, this gives each decision meaning.
The Hunters Shelter acts as a hub, and base of operations. A safe zone from the horrors of the prison. Here, you can assign skill points and use vendors to buy things like weapons and items. Those items vary from healing potions to upgrades. Out in the field, you'll collect XP and coin from fallen soldiers. After gaining enough XP, you'll level up, granting a skill point — these also are attributed at a vendor, strikingly like Dark Souls in many respects.
However, you’ll need to complete a few missions before upgrading any weapons. Once unlocked, the arms dealer George Patton allows you to craft and forge gear. So long as you have the appropriate items.
All in all, I enjoyed the pace and progression of the game. Engaging with the NPC's, taking on new contracts and maxing out my arsenal was a blast. As a result, every second I spent back a base was a worthwhile investment.
True to the genre, a core facet of the game is combat. In Breakout: The Dark Prison, you'll have to master the art of both defense and attack. To evade an enemy attack, players can dodge out the way at the touch of a button. What's more, the handy lock-on feature lets you strafe to keep a safe distance.
Now we move to the combat itself. Firstly, Melee combat is slick and satisfying. Every slash, slice thrust, and jab feels visceral. Not to mention, those grizzly sound effects. Also, firearms pack just as much punch and can inflict equal amounts of pain. Tha