The survival MMO Last Oasis had a lot of potential but seemed to flop in the “fun” department, and even one of the developers said the game “sucks” in its current state. With this in mind, the developers from Donkey Crew have announced an update to Last Oasis, which will bring with it a significant change, which they call LOverhaul.
The beta test for the fifth season of Last Oasis officially launched yesterday, July 5, 2022. The changes that have been announced so far seem like a step in the right direction for the game. One of the biggest changes is that the game will be PVE-centric, and it looks like the PVE aspect is going to be insanely hard to master.
The developers reported that the degree of difficulty of PVE has been significantly increased, the enemies will ruthlessly destroy players at every turn. One of the main concepts kept in the game is the scorching heat of the sun. The sun is the player’s worst enemy in the game and hits hard, making water one of their most vital resources.
It is said that the difficulty level of the game prior to this update was appalling. Players commented that the game was extremely easy and they wanted more. The developers stated that the update will not only complicate the gameplay, but also add depth that was not there before. This is achieved due to the fact that the choices that players make are detrimental to their success.
In the past, players could play PVE and PVP carelessly, but those days are gone. Now players will have to carefully plan their attacks on the monsters that live in the wastelands. Moreover, players will need to decide if they are ready for PVP based on their gear and skill level.
This level of difficulty is not for everyone. Some players will definitely find the game too difficult for their standards. There are plenty of gamers who will plunge headlong into new challenges, and there are those who will leave the game in a rage after a few minutes. The developers have stated that this game will not be the same as before, and not for everyone, but in their eyes, this is normal.
The developers seem to have hit the nail on the head with what is currently known about the new update. The main complaints that players have made seem to have been fixed, but of course, this will not be known for sure until the update is fully released. The Small Beta will run for just 48 hours starting July 5, 2022, and will include a PVE mode that testers can dive into. The developers will use this data and testers’ feedback on the details of the game, the main one being the question “Is the game fun?”.
For those who want to play Last Oasis during Early Access or after the release of the update, the game is available on PC for 499 rubles. For those who haven’t decided on a game yet, there’s a free trial available, so it might be worth giving it a try before committing fully to the game.