Don’t Starve is a quirky little indie game in which you must survive for as long as possible and, as the title suggests, avoid going hungry. There’s a bit more to it than that though, and it can actually be quite a deep game if you get into it, as you explore the mysterious world.
I’ve never personally been a fan of the game, even when it was offered for free on PlayStation Plus for PS4 earlier this year. I just couldn’t get into it; the art style was quite nice, but the roguelike aspects (read: permadeath) and heavy focus on collection and crafting couldn’t bring me in.
We did feature the game in our Plus Point challenge which produced some amusing results, as it was a caption contest focusing on the funniest moments from the game. You can see our top three here. There are links to the top ten, and some of them are quite hilarious.
There was no TSA review, though Jim did spend a few hours with the game, only to find that it wasn’t really his thing:
Will I go back to Don’t Starve? Most likely, yes. I’m not particularly keen on the sorts of games which require trawling user wikis and guides yet at the same time there’s an almost tangible sense of reward that comes from gaining knowledge whether first hand or from other players. For now I’m still not sold on the premise but at the same time I’d still advise people to at least try it.
It was definitely an interesting, divisive game, and seems as though the more you put into it, the more you got out of it. I’d quite like to play it more, but I just don’t think I could invest my time. Perhaps the forthcoming Vita version could prove useful for on-the-go starvation.
But what did you think? Were you starved of enjoyment, or did you gorge on the game’s offerings with gluttony? Let us know in the comments section in a paragraph or so, and don’t forget to leave a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It rating there too, since it’s a downloadble game.