Fade to Silence Review
Fade to Silence is a true survival game that I want to like a lot more than I do. A passionate team has cooked up some tasty scraps in this frozen hell, but I’m forced to share the meal with irritating company. The ideas are great in theory, but too many elements end up in the realm of mediocrity.
Don't Starve: Hamlet Review
Don’t Starve: Hamlet is a no-brainer recommendation for Don’t Starve fans. It likely won’t win over anyone who previously rejected this series, but this refreshing combination of humor, creativity, and challenge is sure to delight the long time fans who are hungry for more.
ARK: Survival Evolved Review
With its sci-fi inflected single player campaign, ARK at least offers a solo player the chance to get the gist of the game without the threat of anti-social humans ruining whatever progress has been made. For the past two years, ARK has been helping to shape the genre and now that it's "finished," it feels like the genre is due for the next stage of evolution.
There are more than enough indie games that involve survival and crafting. That Wrongworld can enter into this crowded genre and still provide an experience that is unique enough to be worth playing says a great deal. Despite containing many of the conventional trappings of a survival game and some significant flaws, it still feels fresh for at least a dozen or two hours.
The Flame in the Flood
For once in a survival game I didn’t care about where I was going or what my ultimate goal was, I just wanted to live. I took risks, I acted brashly, and at times I felt like I was doing the wrong thing. Ok, that was actually 80% of the time but that’s ok. The Flame in the Flood is a fun experience that is bogged down by a clunky and frustrating interface. In a game that lives in the moment, having to pause and deal with that interface is a real bummer. Overall, I’d recommend The Flame in the Flood for those looking for a new type of survival game, and those patient enough to deal with the interface.