171 has a large city inspired by essentially Brazilian scenarios, every detail and element present in the game environment was designed to bring a sense of familiarity to the player, the city comes to life with pedestrians and cars walking around the map that interact with each other and with the map. , the player has weapons and can interact with the elements present in the city, but be careful, because every action can create a reaction in the same intensity, acting in an aggressive way can draw attention, causing the innocent to keep their distance and bringing problems not only with the police, but also with local bandits. This is an early access Alpha version, the current content may contain bugs, the mechanics present in the game may be subject to instabilities or be temporarily disabled to receive the necessary polishing, the current content does not represent the final quality of the game and the same must be modified and/or enabled in later versions. After playing for 2 hours, this is what I found. There are some elements that are a bit rough such as the cover mechanics and gunplay. The world can come off a bit lifeless but not completely lifeless like in the new Saints Row. Some of the animations are also a bit weird, specifically turning the character causes him to break and morph his legs in the direction you want to turn. Also performance needs a lot of work, frame stuttering is very apparent even on good PCs.
Despite this, the pre-alpha has made a VERY good first impression. There is a good progression system, giving you enough money to be able to afford new equipment and customisation options for the character or any vehicles you own but not enough that it crashes the in-game economy unlike in Red Dead Redemption 2. Speaking of, this game borrows the interaction feature from that game and implements it here so you can interact with other NPCs. In addition there are two different wanted levels, one for gangs and one for police, similar to the original Saints Row games. The driving feels good for cars though I don’t like the fact that the camera is shifted slightly to the left. Driving on bikes could do with a little bit of work though, its hard for me to pinpoint my issue with it but it just doesn’t feel right. I know that is not good reasoning for my issue but I felt I need to bring it up. For activities there are also multiple missions, that mainly boil down to delivery or taxi missions where you just drive to a place and do a thing (i.e. interact with a person or object). However for illegal work (which is the real highlight of this pre-alpha) you can partake in gang warfare and street robberies to earn money at a higher rate compared to legal work. Of course with the combat being OK as well as frame stuttering, this can cause some difficulty although I wouldn’t say I was unengaged and still had a lot of fun with this game. Also the game has good atmosphere but can be a bit dark in some areas for some.
While this is not much for a complete game, for a pre-alpha game to be this functional and have a good progression system at this stage impresses me and shows me that the devs probably have the right mindset about the direction for this project. Of course that does not ensure that the game will definitely be good in the future, but even so I say if you are somewhat interested in this game, probably worthwhile to keep an eye on the development on this game. But after playing for a few hours and slowing the game down, it gives me Sleeping Dogs vibes! Something about the location – Brazil. you don’t see it often in video games. Plus it captures the aesthetic very well with the dirt roads, cheap cars and cheap motorcycles lol. But it does this in a unique way! It is Early Access so expect bugs here and there, some more extreme than others. I haven’t had anything game-breaking happen. The Basic Gameplay is here, just need to expand it more and polish the mechanics like entering / exiting vehicles, reloading guns, more keybinding options too! Good amount of ways to make money in-game like Food Delivery, Drug Delivery, Car Chop Shop and from your gang and much like GTA you’ll do a lot of driving, which isn’t bad.
HOW TO INSTALL GAME 171 (v1.01)
First, you will need the Daemon Tool and WinRAR (or similar software) before you start installing the game.
Remember to turn off the Firewall, Antivirus before extracting and installing, because they will block or delete cracked files during extracting/installation.
Run file setup
After extracting .rar files (compressed file) above, there are 3 cases:
.ISO Files (or disk format file):
Right-click the .iso file -> DAEMON Tools -> Mount to -> select the drive you want to mount. Click the Drive you just mounted, double-click the .exe file and go through the installation step by step.
The name of the setup file might be different for your case, but you just need to consider the .exe file. Double click it and follow the step-by-step instructions while installing.
No .iso files as well as setup files:
This case is easy, you don't need to do anything, just play the game right now. Click on the .exe file to play the game!
After you finish installing game 171 (v1.01), enjoy a good time playing the game. Wish you a good day!