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Old 02-08-2018, 05:36 AM
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The Long Dark
I bought this game back when it was still in Early Access, but now it's hit 1.0, so I figured I'd give it another run since there's a story mode now.

Still like it, still riding a razor's edge of fun.

Basically you're stuck in the Canadian Wilderness after some kind of 'electromagnetic event' crashed the plane you were flying, and now you need to get back to civilization. While you do have a life bar, it is directly affected by four major things: hunger, thirst, fatigue, and temperature. You have to make sure that all are above certain thresholds in order to.. well.. exist, and keep playing. These can be affected by the clothing you have, any food or drink you can scavenge in the middle of fucking nowhere, and your ability to make and keep a fire going, even if you're sleeping. Oh, and fix yourself if you get hurt.

I like the game, because it's survival distilled down to it's most pure, since that's all you need to do. There is a Story Mode, and I haven't touched that too much, but from what I have played, it's still mostly that kind of game. I've spent a lot more time in the "sandbox" mode, where you just live and survive. It should also be mentioned that the main VAs in the game (for your character) are Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, and Elias Toufexis. You know, the Commander Shepards and Adam Jensen.

Anyway, wandering around the Canadian Wilderness with an unloaded rifle (because you don't have ammo) and a pack of matches in your pocket hoping you find some food before you freeze to death is pretty neat, and it's a fun way to kill a few hours.
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