I rarely review multiplayer games, primarily because I loathe having to interact with other people during my video game time, but Don’t Starve Together, the multiplayer expansion to indie darling Don’t Starve, is perfect for anyone who wants to match wits together against an extremely deadly wilderness. Struggling to keep your sanity and health while keeping starvation at bay is always a little easier with friends, right? Also, you can tell exactly which player is a lean, mean, anti-starvation machine and who’s basically running naked through the forest cramming raw carrots into their mouths. (True story: I’ve never stayed alive longer than eight days, so you can guess which category I fall into.)
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Confession time: while I’ve been a geek and a nerd and a dork from the day I was born, my tastes have always skewed towards unicorns and dragons and people stabbing each other to death with swords. Star Trek, Star Wars, Battleship Galactica, and all the other sci-fi space-oriented tales have never really made much of an impression on me. So, with that in mind, I apologize a lot if I missed any Star Trek references in Orion Trail.
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This particular desert might be made out of beige pixels and some sound effects, but Sandstorm evokes the desperation and loneliness of the desert even through the computer screen. Sparsely and simply illustrated, the game follows the long journey of a stick figure crossing a desert.
But Sandstorm isn’t Oregon Trail. Every night heralds the arrival of a sandstorm that blots out the screen. Every morning you wake up to find your camel gone and your provisions scattered. Before you can progress, you have to trek out into the sands to find your compass, camel, and anything else. Take too long to find them and night falls again, bringing with it another sandstorm, and you might as well say goodbye to your items forever. Spend too much time crossing the desert and your character begins each day with a little note detailing the slow erosion of his sanity.
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