Tag: survival

Planet Nomads Preview

While I can’t say for sure what’s going on inside the developers’ heads, it’s impossible to look at Planet Nomads’ aesthetic and not come away with the impression that – at least on some level, the game exists as a way to make good on No Man’s Sky’s promises. It’s a game matching NMS’ 70s sci-fi look but keeping the scope to a single planet. Will setting more modest goals lead to a better result?


Symmetry Review

In Space, No One Can Hear You Swear

High Deep space survival has never felt so perfect.

Low It’s also punishing to the point of frustration.

WTF Why is there a button to kill my people?


Metal Gear Survive: Week One

When Metal Gear Survive was first announced, many people (myself included) were confused and amused. As I learned more, I only grew more confused. After playing over a dozen hours or so of Metal Gear Survive? The most surprising thing about it is how much I’m enjoying it.


Subnautica Preview

As someone who spends a lot of time reviewing games, reading about games, talking about games, and keeping up with game news, it was more than a little surprising to me to get a hot tip from… my eight-year-old. I’m not exactly sure how the pre-teen grapevine works, but apparently someone watched some YouTube somewhere, and that led to telling someone else about an early access game, and then that person told friend A, who told friend B, who told friend C, which eventually culminated in me hearing about Subnautica. It’s not my normal method of getting the scoop on something to watch for, but hey, I’ll take it.


The Long Dark Review

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

HIGH Firing a flare gun into a bear’s eye, sending it fleeing for the hills.

LOW The two times the game crashed, erasing my save file.

WTF How hungry do you have to be to break a bunny’s neck?


Impact Winter Review

If The Cold Doesn’t Get You…

HIGH Figuring out my rifle and executing that damn wolf.

LOW Having to restart after three in-game days because the food system wasn’t well-explained.

WTF Dear Main Character: Please put on pants. It’s freezing out there.