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Don't Starve! --a review of a new indie game

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So I'm playing a new game called "Don't Starve" which was recommended to me by my daughter, known here as Fangalissious. It's a game still in beta, but early adopters get all the same perks that early adopters of Minecraft did: constant updates and bug fixes, the game at a cheaper price (currently TWO copies for $11.99) and the ability to help mold the game's direction.

Ok, so what's it about? Well, see, you've been dropped into this weird world where you have to survive, on your own, by some sadistic jerk who's only advice to you is to make sure you get something to eat before it gets dark.

As in Minecraft, you collect resources, craft objects and fight to survive. Unlike Minecraft, there's no "respawn." If you die, you die, and you have to start over again. Fortunately, your new incarnation remembers all your old scientific breakthroughs, however, so you don't have to research the same items over and over and can build on your knowledge.

The game play is ultra-simple, it's point-and-click (or you can use the keyboard.) The humour is dark and hillarious. The graphics are extremely fun in a cartoony-Gothic sort of way. The monsters are horrifying and adorable all at the same time. Oh, and you can make friends with pigs. Don't worry, you'll figure it out. I thought it would be a nice little time waster... I was soooooooo mistaken. After realizing I had been playing it ELEVEN HOURS STRAIGHT yesteray, I decided it was probably a good idea to go get food and go to the bathroom... it's that addictive. Oh, and my longest run of days for survival? 14. If you get it, and you beat me, let me know!

Go here to check it out and buy it, and you can activate it on Steam or play it in your browser if you use Chrome (but it won't save your progress, so I recommend playing it on Steam.) www.dontstarvegame.com/blog/
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08/19/2013 1:46 pm
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NeroxTheNoFace
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that isa fantastic review though, I wouldn't be surprised if my own dad got hokked on the game after reading this wou!
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08/19/2013 1:45 pm
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NeroxTheNoFace
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you wouldn't believe how long I've survived on it .-. and completely by luck xD seriously- I survived by luck and some help from my brother- 47 days ._l and It was only about a week and 3 days after I bought the game :P now I suck at it though, haven't played in forever cuz I got a virus T-l
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08/20/2013 12:54 pm
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mommaCarole
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it is a LOT harder now, but you can (thank GOD) customize it to your preferences. I couldn't survive a winter no matter what. But the caves are hilarious. Giant bunny men... :D
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08/21/2013 6:46 pm
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NeroxTheNoFace
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haha XD RABID bunnehs .o. I'm so glad you can customize it as well xD I would've quit within the 6th try. imu laaazy faaace :P
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07/06/2013 9:21 pm
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M72001
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Good review
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06/23/2013 11:39 am
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UntamableDoesMC_YT
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This is an Okay review, but could I suggest something? Maybe break it down a little bit more like, Graphics, addictiveness, Sound, story, depth, difficulty, etc. Hope I helped! :3
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06/16/2013 5:26 am
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shardschaefer
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A better option to purchase this would be Good Old Games!
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06/16/2013 10:08 am
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mommaCarole
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Good Old Games? now I'm going to look that up! (I actually bought my copies direct from Klei, and got steam codes for them.)
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06/16/2013 9:53 pm
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shardschaefer
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You have never heard of GOG?! Oh your in for a surprise! A lot of older games I used to play are sold there all DRM free!
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06/17/2013 10:18 am
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mommaCarole
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oh my... a new place to spend allllll my money. WOO HOO!!!!!

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