We analyze the console version of the popular survival game Rust, which extends its creative proposition to a wider market
Today, we bring you an analysis of a title which a few months ago was on everyone’s lips thanks to the “second life” that the streamers the most influential in the country. Rust: console edition finally reaches the desktop consoles of Microsoft, although currently with a version for Xbox one, also compatible with new generation consoles. Since Xbox community we have been playing for a Xbox x series, where the starting performance was quite good.
Rust is a survival game from top to bottom, from the cut of other titles like Day Z or Ark, but surely more user-friendly and pleasant from our first steps. Once we have accessed the title screen, we must choose which server to start our adventure on. The list is quite long and they all work with the same rules, yes, better to choose a region close to ours to have a better connection in the game.
Our first steps
Each game in Rust will be independent on each server, as usual in the genre, and we’ll spawn in a random location on the map when you start it. The card will always be the same, a large island with different biomes where we can collect resources to improve our equipment, establish a base and make it thrive.
As soon as we wake up at the start of our adventure, we will be equipped with the two basic tools of the game, a stone and a torch. The stone will be our best ally from a good start, with it we will be able to defend ourselves by using it as a melee weapon, and also to obtain resources. From the first moment we will have a map of the island available where we can see our location, something very useful when we take our first steps.
The most important thing is to gather resources, such as wood, stone and metal, to start creating tools that make these tasks easier. In the game menu we will have available a large number of recipes with which to make our first weapons and tools. With the pickaxe and the ax, we can extract resources much more efficiently. Also, if you hit in the areas marked on each ore or tree, it will still be faster.
Let’s not neglect our vital signs: health, hydration and hunger.. For this, it will be important to collect food like mushrooms and pumpkins, in addition to obtaining fabric to create clothes, whether through hunting or hemp plants. Once we are equipped with the bases and have a few weapons to defend ourselves, it is time to settle down on the island.
home Sweet Home
Building a base in Rust is essential to be able to thrive within our server.. Since the server is still running, and if we are not protected under a stable building when we leave the server, any player can kill our character and keep all of our property. In addition, every time we die, we reappear at a random place on the map, although one can see marked the point where the death occurred.
The first step in building our first house will be to create a Construction plan, available from the start of the game. Thanks to this plan, we will be able to lift the different parts of our base, always starting with the foundations, walls and ceiling. For this we need to use a considerable amount of wood, so it is better to start with something modest and gradually expand it.
Of course, as if it were the story of the three little pigs, our first build won’t stand more than two hits from the big bad wolf. Therefore, it is of vital importance artisan a hammer, with which we can improve the quality of our walls by using other materials, like stone or metal. Which will turn our base into a safer place where we can take shelter when not playing and keep our materials safe. Finally, we must also build a door to access our base, in addition to protecting it with a lock to prevent unwanted visits.
Another essential element in ensuring our survival and the security of our base is to build a tool cabinet. The main function of this item is that it disables the construction of other players within a radius of 50m. And if we want to improve our security, it’s not a bad idea to place spikes, barricades or turrets to keep criminals and the curious off our property.
Once we have the basics of survival and a stable foundation, it’s time to move forward technologically to become the most powerful in the place. Rust offers a large number of creations of all kinds, such as guns, explosives or armor, which are unlocked in the different work tables. We will find several worktables, furnaces or refineries with which to create and learn new technologies scattered around the map, although we can also create them ourselves in our base.
To do this, we must explore the map when we are minimally equipped to deal with the various dangers that the island harbors. The threats we will encounter will not always come from other players, there are also wild animals or characters controlled by the CPU that will put our existence in danger.
The main path to progress is through construction drawings, which can be obtained in the crates and barrels that will be found on the map or by creating them on the worktables. To create an airplane, we need to get scrap parts
So at this point Rust is offering plenty of hours to invest in our adventure, alone or while playing with our friends. We can hardly find an “end” to this title, where the stories that emerge from the emerging narrative that we will experience throughout our games will be the ones that will remain etched in our memory.
Final Rust: takeaways from the console edition
Rust: Console Edition is a very good survival game, recommended for fans of the genre and also for those who want to get started. The version for Xbox Series X has very good performance, it runs at stable 60 fps and the resolution, lighting and graphic detail are good enough that it doesn’t have a version with upgrades. The only technical issue I found was related to server stability.. The game threw me out of the game several times in a short period of time, but then went smoothly for hours.
Although the game has a to burst more than remarkable, that’s understandable in a persistent online game of this caliber and honestly, it didn’t take me out of the game either. What I have perhaps liked the most compared to other titles in the genre is that from his first minutes I noticed that he was advancing remarkably.
Melee and shooting animations could be better, but nothing fancy in survival games. One of its strengths, besides its accessibility, is the number of options it offers to improve both our base and our equipment.
If you have one Xbox one and want to get this title, I recommend you to look at some other analyzes and some Game to complete your opinion. This title has several editions available, ranging from $ 50 to $ 70, offering different content Stake.
Rust: console edition
- Easy accessibility
- A wide variety of content to spend many hours there
- Good adaptation to consoles
- So much fun with friends
- Unstable servers, at least the first few days
- Fairly fair combat mechanics, since the game has many years behind it