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Pet_Raxa2 Oct 4, 2013 @ 5:23pm
Convince Me to Buy
Like the title says, please convince me to buy, don't try to sell the game like a salesman at a car dealership, I've watched couple youtube videos so I get the gist of what to expect from the game. I read reviews both negative and positive, and I understand why people feel the way they do.

Having said that, I enjoy games when I can appreciate the art. And I do appreciate the art in Don't Starve. It is witty and comical, but more than that I enjoy the color scheme. I have the curiosity to play this game, but I have a feeling I'll be turned off by the severity of the grinding aspect - which is primarily what this game is about.

I don't enjoy grinding games. Never have never will. I'm not RPG person. For example, I dislike minecraft, I don't understand the hype. But I do enjoy feeling accomplished in every game I play. What is the replay value in this from my position? What can this game offer me that is different from other survival games? Convince me either to buy or not buy. But don't try to sell the game to me.

Thanks guys. I'm really considering it.
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bobczes Oct 4, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
Don't buy.

I sincerely mean it. Your not good enough for this car. Buy a Daewoo

It's not in my job description to sell you squat.
Pet_Raxa2 Oct 4, 2013 @ 6:08pm 
nice
bobczes Oct 4, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
Originally posted by Pet_Raxa2:
nice

You did your research. Man up and decide.
Pillowcase47 Oct 4, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
Well as you see this was is very pretty but that one over there has a race car strip hmmmmmmmmmmm
VulcanXCI Oct 4, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
Honestly I think this game has a lot of replay value. I have resarted a million times and its never the same play. As for grinding-you could take a play through decided you're not getting where you want quickly enough then adjust the game settings. The game is meant to be a challenge but you honestly can make it what you want. I love the art of this game and all the soundtracks for it I doubt you will get tired of it. So give it a shot. Your loss if you don't.
Cloud Oct 4, 2013 @ 10:26pm 
As you yourself did know much of the game's features, I think you may want to consider these points more than others.

One of the most debatable points is the game's design in "saving" and "deleting" as the player only has little control over it.

It's general updates tends to offer its player a more complicate and harder version than the previous one. Also, lacking of tutorial is another feature that bring mixed reviews.

More like a "hardcore game" maybe? If you are acquianted with X-series games, you should feel confortable about this game.

If you enjoy these arts, buy it
cat prince Oct 5, 2013 @ 1:59am 
if you don't like hardcore grinding, then don't starve is definitely going to be a little tough to get through. when i first started playing, a LOT of it was trial and error - meaning i died. a lot. and unfortunately, that meant a lot of starting over, a lot of starting with nothing and having to collect a ton of resources before finally being able to settle down and start getting ready for the good stuff - fighting and hunting for more elusive resources, example.

that being said, i enjoy the game. the art style is definitely unique and the elements of the game can be pretty cool, albeit frustrating at times. hounds arriving at my camp in the middle of the night while i'm trying not to starve to death or evergreens suddenly coming to life and chasing me around after i was peacefully going about collecting firewood add an interesting twist to the game that constantly keeps you on your feet.

it's definitely tough. replayability wise, it's annoying to start out and collect those resources but having the option to change your character, and thus the way you play the game, is very cool. it's also moddable to heck thanks to the steam workshop.

in addition, there are two ways to play the game: adventure and sandbox. if you're like me, and prefer concrete goals and objectives during a game, try the adventure. the first night, on the first level, it started raining frogs. that was interesting, to say the least. if you'd like something more explore-y, just stick with the normal sandbox mode.

i'm not going to tell you to buy the game or not to, but i suppose this would be my opinion/experience with the game. just when i think it's getting dull, something wacky happens and i'm left either exhaling a huge breath i hadn't realized i'd been holding after being on the brink of death, or banging my head on the keyboard because i've died, AGAIN.

it's original, artistic, quirky, and an overall interesting game that although has similar aspects to other survival games, has enough charming little aspects to make it unique. a tiny furry chest named chester that follows you around enthusiastically with its tongue flopping out of its mouth? i don't know if it gets better than that.
J20Hawkz Oct 5, 2013 @ 6:10am 
Hows about I sell you a tyre instead.
Rusty Shackleford Oct 5, 2013 @ 6:29am 
What have you got to loose just by giving it a go? Go on, jump in, I'm sure you can afford it.
No One Oct 5, 2013 @ 7:46am 
monkeys throw there poo at you in caves then steal your stuff .

if that sentence wont make you buy the game then humanity has no future
greysfox Oct 5, 2013 @ 9:32am 
I'm not going to waste my play time on a person who can't even make up their own mind. Have a good day.
Regirock Oct 5, 2013 @ 11:56am 
Originally posted by greysfox:
I'm not going to waste my play time on a person who can't even make up their own mind. Have a good day.
You're freaking right.
Pontiac Jones Oct 5, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
Originally posted by No One:
monkeys throw there poo at you in caves then steal your stuff .

I agree. This definitely makes the game worthwhile.

Seriously though, go play the chrome version demo and then you'll know.
Dalampslayer Oct 5, 2013 @ 12:59pm 
If you cannot handle the survival style game then I wouldn't recommend it. However if you are into a challenge then I have one suggestion for you, a Thundercougarfalconbird!!
Pop Oct 5, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
lol this post made my day
We are not the devs of this game to convince you ,,, if you ♥♥♥♥ing like the game buy it if not then dont do the ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥
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