It’s been a tragic year for dragon adoring gamers throughout the world thanks to the TV series Game of Thrones and I thought I had moved past that until I played Golden Treasure – The Great Green by Dream Door Studio’s. Not only is this game turning out to be the perfect RPG adventure but also the best dragon heart medicine I never knew I needed, read on to find out why in our review.
There are no measures within the Great Sleep;
you become unacquainted with Time.
It starts as a flutter, a whisper introducing you as a draak (dragon) in search of your way, your place in this world as your instincts urge you on to the Great Green. So many decisions to step tenderly into as a baby draak but straight away you are confronted by the reality of being this magical mythological creature urging you to behave like the draak you are meant to be immediately!
That’s how Golden Treasure – The Great Green began for me striking a rebellious chord encouraging me to see what would happen if I made the most fierce of decisions straight away like a true warrior draak. Of course, this was a mistake so I found out pretty quickly that you get three chances but should death occur the fourth time you start again at the beginning of the current – or any previously completed – chapter.
As you unlock each map, you begin to see a pattern that may take a few attempts to understand like any good adventuring game – each click of your keyboard using up time before you must rest your draak body so choose wisely, shall you hunt or shall you seek treasure? Shall you stay away from the “no-tails,” seek out your draak kin or show even the slightest amount of kindness in considering taking the time to listen to the wisdom of every living creature that crosses your path?
Will you be wise, shall you be reckless or both?
Golden Treasure – The Great Green has a rhythm all its own that is almost meditative especially once you realize that there are collectibles to achieve in artifacts, tarot cards and gallery unlocks. What really grabbed my heartstrings and took me on a merry jaunt though, was the poetic introduction to each creature within this painted wonderland. Every denizens personality is so thoughtfully written your imagination does exactly what you think that beautiful animal might truly do should it meet you as a draak. Each living creature has a reason to exist which you can respect even knowing that soon it may become sustenance because as a draak you must eat, you must devour, you must destroy. As you learn you draak cycles you also learn to honor life within the balance of the 4 elements you are striving to level up as you grow. This is the way and the wonder of being a draak. How does such a majestic creature truly exist that holds such high regard for life and destruction?
Dream Door Studio developers have created an opportunity for players to weave a vivid tapestry that centers around life and death as we may have never considered it.
That is where the medicine comes in regarding Game of Thrones.
Through playing Golden Treasure – The Great Green I was able to get an even better understanding of why our dragon queen headed down her path and lived her life as a dragon would. Is it wrong? No, it simply is and all life must learn to co-exist even knowing that our very nature may be to destroy each other to survive.
Golden Treasure – The Great Green is filled with intrigue and mystery. This game is about seeking balance and forging the best path for your instincts as a draak. Those who appreciate puzzles and strategic steps in their gameplay will consider this game time well spent. For those who enjoy hunting and combat, there is definitely a large amount of this also offering gameplay that doesn’t get too far into frustration stages before you can master each creatures defenses though I admit I still have yet to nab prey without having to face them in the “dance of destruction” however I am 99.9% certain I have clicked at every available time during this stage my prey is alerted to me but .1% is big in the hunting game so it stays elusive – perhaps mocking me like the insolent Whiteblack?
Be aware; not only of your surroundings but also your draak body and it’s hunger while you do your absolute best to hunt for treasure – as your kin watch quietly – waiting.
A Steam PC code was provided by PR for the purposes of this review.