Posted: April 19
If you ever wanted to play a hobo simulator, this is it. If you manage not to get RNG'd into the dirt some compelling storytelling awaits you, although you could always avoid it and just try to survive as long as possible.
- Excellent atmosphere.
- Smart writing. It's both verbose and short when it needs to be.
- Great for both short and long gameplay sessions.
- Visceral combat. Ripping an arrow out of your arm ans stabbin a man to death with it has a certain appeal.
- Sensible crafting system and multiple skill combinations encourage different playstyles.
- It's not winning any graphics awards. Fortunately this doesn't draw away from the strength of the gameplay, but still...I could see someone not digging the look.
- The RNG God really holds power over this game. It's hard not to feel like the whole world is against you when you can't find a pair of shoes and your shopping bag full of whiskey and twinkies rips open. Which leads to my next point.
- The whole world is pretty much out to get you. There are a couple of somehwat less hostile areas but for the most part everything in this game wants to kill you. It's like Australia, except Michigan.
- Visceral combat. It's pretty soul-crushing to finally find a backpack and a decent pair of shoes only to later discover that someone has beat your head in with a sauce pan while you were asleep.