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Don’t Starve (pocket edition) was developed by Klei entertainment in 2013, this review is for the iPhone (iOS) version but you can also find editions for Playstation, Windows and Linux! Prices vary a bit depending on where you buy it and the platform you chose.
Burton-esque artwork, can every game please look as beautiful as this?
Don’t Starve! (pocket edition) – official description: Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. – You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. – Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.
Just look at this cute robot! WX-78 so far is my favourite character in this game!
My thoughts: This is a game that probably never will get boring, you have no tutorial to start with, the only hints the developers will give you is a Tim-Burton-like cartoon in the beginning that shows how Wilson got into that dangerous wilderness that the game is located in! You will be able to change the world a bit (by adding more or less sources, enemies, changing how long the day / night / season will be or if you want more or less challenging weathers) but the map itself will be generated randomly. Don’t Starve actually is what you want to do, eat, keep up your health and sanity, build a base, make friends with different creatures so they will fight for you – a long-time-entertaining survival game. As time goes by you collect more resources, learn how to create different things and by surviving you collect points and unlock different characters that all have slightly different stats and abilities / fears to influence the game! Probably the best purchase I’ve ever made on my mobile (btw, bought it on my iPhone 4S to afterwards find I could not play it on said mobile and had to wait 3 months until I got my new iPhone 6… I better read the requirements next time…)
And if you really need help, try the Don’t Starve Wiki!
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