ARK: Survival Evolved
About this game
Developer: Studio Wildcard
Content Rating: Teen
Prepare for the Ultimate dinosaur-themed adventure - now you can take your Tribe anywhere, at home or on the go! stranded on a mysterious prehistoric island, you must explore its vast biomes as you begin to Hunt, harvest, craft tools, grow crops and build shelters to survive. Use cunning and skill to kill, tame, breed, and even ride dinosaurs and other primitive Beasts living on "the Ark." advance your technology from primitive Stone tools to t-rex-mounted laser cannons, as you group up with thousands of players online or enjoy a solo Jurassic experience. Enjoy the new single player settings mode in Ark, which speeds up earning XP, crafting, taming dinos and more. The overall difficulty of the game is also altered for solo players, and with these new settings, setting out for a single-player adventure in the world of Ark is a smoother and more enjoyable experience for players who Prefer to go it alone!.
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Ark: Survival Evolved, in its current state, is not the best port to grace Nintendo Switch. It is, however, a proper MMORPG survival game with a deep and rewarding crafting system and the potential for some brilliant online cooperation with your fellow survivors. There’s a palpable thrill to moving from simple stone tools to more advanced weaponry as you begin to master the crafting cycle, an experience no other game on Switch can offer right now.
Is a Switch game that can realistically only be played in docked mode actually playable? The entire point of this system is to be able to take your games with you, but ARK can’t really offer that. It draws into question the sanctity of the Nintendo seal of quality. The fact that it is not only available to the public, but costs money is an insult. Don’t buy ARK on Switch.
Is this the worst game on the Switch? It is very close. Ark: Survival Evolved is easily the most poorly converted game on the system, which makes it feel like it could be the worst. If things worked and it didn't look like computer generated vomit, it might have been an average survival game at best. Nothing would distinguish itself. It is unfortunate that the one aspect it has that makes it stand out is just how much of a porting disaster it has proven to be.