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smoth
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Don't Starve

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When I saw the art, I thought, what is this hipster rubbish.

I wanted an rpg though and this read like a horror survival. It didn't disappoint.

for whatever reason you play a kid dropped off in the woods. With minecraft like mentality you have to build axes, chop trees down and other tasks. However there is a great twist.

sanity.

You ever get that creepy feeling walking down a hallway and night thinking if you just turned around for one second you would see the most terrifying thing?

well your guy is alone in a wilderness and if you are not vigilent, you will find yourself in the grips of horrible hallucinations which will reach out of the very shadows to kill you.

to say the game is a challenge would be reasonable and there is no way to simply hide out in your fortress, you will need to be clever and plan your survival well. Once you have been able to survive, not starve to death, not die, and not be devoured by the terrors in the shadows, well, have fun freezing to death.

this game is, in my mind, what minecraft should have been.
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Well, ignoring your initial "hipster rubbish" comment - elitism is fractal, after all - you've sold me. That sounds delightful, I like (in)sanity as a supermechanic, but in general I find it limited to very focused games such as Amnesia or Penumbra. I'm eager to see how it interlocks with the physical survival demands.
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The best thing about Hipster games is that they are highly likely to show up in Humble Bundles.
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First I read the text, I thought this sounds pretty interesting. Then, the huge ass image finally finished loading and I looked up at it and I thought - what is this hipster crap.
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Johannes wrote:what is this hipster crap.
^see, I am not the only one who though the art looked like some sort of pretentious hipster did it.
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"We're deathly afraid of that stabbing word "pretentious," the word that students use to curse each other's ambition. It's a young person's word, a shortcut-to-thinking word. I'm a big fan of pretension. It means "an aspiration or intention that may or may not reach fulfillment." It doesn't mean failing upward. It means trying to exceed your grasp. Which is how things grow." - Warren Ellis, an admittedly pretentious man.
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^ needie is demonstrating hipster
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Whatever, the art looks like crap anyhow.
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Yeah, way to high resolution. Should be pixly and retro
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smoth
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Johannes wrote:Whatever, the art looks like crap anyhow.
It works in motion but looks meh in sceenshots
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This game looked awesome! I liked it when the character started to lose his mind and the shadows came out and started haunting him.
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Yeah! I play this game! I had the similar initial reaction to smoth's -- "this looks like Minecraft but with sketchy art to make it different." But then I played it, and it's great!

Also, losing your whole save file when you die adds a whole ton of tension to things. All in all, the game is very immersive for me. After playing for a while, I start jumping at sudden noises in real life (although that might not necessarily be a good thing).

Here (minor spoilers) is my current base camp. You guys should post yours (also stories of your adventures)!
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I kind of lost interest when I realized that there were crucial, non-replenishable resources.
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Neddie wrote:I kind of lost interest when I realized that there were crucial, non-replenishable resources.
That bothered me at first, but the world's big enough that you'll build everything before you even begin running out of resources.

...unless you want to make a gigantic multi-biome beehive-castle or something like that. But why would you want to do that?
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Played it didn't like it too much walking around x country.
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Neddie wrote:I kind of lost interest when I realized that there were crucial, non-replenishable resources.
Such as? Crucial is survival, most things needed for that are found around the game. Once you go into maxwell's door you have a whole different place to contend with
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