Top Critic Average
Drake Hollow's overall gameplay and presentation make it a joy to experience, though the balancing for the endgame is in need of serious work.
Drake Hollow can be bisected into its survival and combat gameplay elements. On one hand, survival and building aspect is very enjoyable – there is something rewarding about a base growing from nothing into a beautiful, drake living paradise, and seeing the drakes go about their business to entertain themselves. But the other side of its core gameplay, the combat, is painfully lacking, making combat quickly turn from exciting to repetitive, with nothing available to spice up the threat of the game’s feral enemies. It is a shame that Drake Hollow could not bring more in-depth combat, because everything else about the game is enjoyable, and as a bonus, it has a stellar visual design and cute plant people to warm up your heart.
Drake Hollow is beautiful and adorable, but its combat mechanics and repetitive structure become frustrating.
There's a few hours to be whittled away in Drake Hollow. And can be a good blast with a friend or two, as it helps to mitigate the constant need to return to base, allowing for an explorer to do their thing, a builder to do theirs, and a battler their own. Unfortunately as a solo experience, it erred more toward frustration because of the timed mechanics.
If you can find some people to play with, it's good. It doesn't feel great when you play alone.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Drake Hollow is great fun with faster paced gameplay than most survival games.
Drake Hollow puts a lovely spin on the survival genre. Building a camp to care for Drakes instead of yourself is a nice twist, and defending that camp from raids is a lot of fun. But fighting the same four enemy types with a simple combat system can’t carry the fun for the entire adventure.
With a story that didn’t grab me, repetitive gameplay, and some game-breaking bugs, Drake Hollow is really only left with its charm to lean on.
A charming and entertaining survival game, with some totally lovable tiny creatures and good and well-balanced mechanics that will please newcomers to the genre too.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Odd design choices and an unsatisfying yet incredibly demanding gameplay loop mar a game that boasts the cutest plant people in video games. A crafting and survival sim with added base-building, Drake Hollow is not compelling enough to justify the demands it makes on the player or the lack of reward even when you manage to do what it asks.