Cargo!: The Quest for Gravity Review (PC)
Posted by Michael Oliver, May 03, 2011 12:06
BUILD INSANE MACHINES FOR INSANE REASONS
Land, air or sea: build aircraft, boats, helicopters, submarines or cars - traverse any environment with any type of vehicle you create from scratch and blueprints. Or, you can build something that can traverse any medium at any time. Ever wanted to build a submersible quad-chopper car? Drive into the ocean and submerse, or drive off a cliff and fly away. Or a flying car that soars through the sky and when you get bored, just land and drive off to continue the fun on the ground. You can do these things and more in Cargo!: the quest for gravity.
In this whimsical wonderland, the “Gods” have altered the earth, removed humans and replaced them with gravity-immune “buddies” who are spread across tiny archipelagos. These fat, naked midgets ooze “fun” - the secret ingredient that will return gravity to our world. In fact, it’s the only thing currently holding the buddies to the ground. So playing as Flawkes, one of the only remaining human survivors, you utilize your engineering skills to craft unique vehicles so you can harvest fun from the buddies. Taking them along for the ride, speeding off a ramp, or flying a huge helicopter and doing aerobatics collects fun in large quantity.
EXTRACT FUN TO BUILD BIGGER AND BETTER CREATIONS
Fun doubles as currency, which you can use to buy parts from the Gods and create fancifully
interesting crafts. The physics engine of Cargo! offers a sandbox style approach to objectives. When your goal is to fly to a floating island, it’s up to the player if they want to take a chopper, plane or hot air balloon, perhaps some kind of weird cross-combination if the mood strikes you. If you need to cruise over an ocean to reach an island - make a sail boat, paddle boat or speed boat. The choice is yours.
The seasons change as you progress through the game, as do your objectives. Through autumn, winter, spring and summer you acquire new and different components for your idiotic creations. In this explosively colorful world, the buddies are the stand out stars. There’s just something disturbing watching nude dwarfs squeal in excitement as you’re going 100 Km/h while skating over an icy lake. Maybe that’s just me.
Rating: 5.0, votes: 3