I extremely enjoyed playing this co-operative Tim Burton style open world survival game that is more addictive than Heisenberg’s crystal meth. Don’t Starve Together is the multi-player version of the fantastic Don’t Starve game available on beta through Steam now.
What You Do In Don’t Starve Together
So you start off by choosing your character from a selection of 5 very different personalities each with there own benefits and downsides. While playing I found myself sticking with the Librarian, a geeky character that has access to all of the recipes from the start and the ability to create spell books to conjure up all sorts of special abilities.
After the character selection you will be warped through a portal into the dark nightmare themed landscape surrounded by trees, plants and animals. From here you will collect resources to craft your first basic tools to allow access to even more exotic resources. Not only have you got to look for these initial tool parts but you also very quickly start to learn that your hunger levels drop quickly and you need to be on a constant look out for sources of food.
Once you have built some basic tools and kept your hunger at bay you need to then look around for harder materials to build better weapons and armor. Within a few days of in game time you are sure to bump into some not so friendly animals that will quickly make a meal of you. The added risk of giant birds head butting you really help Don’t Starve Together push itself as a challenging game.
It takes a long time to craft the recipes available to you. Like Minecraft it will take a while for you to master staying alive and with the added character choice you can vary your experience a lot more game by game.
Is Dont Starve Together Worth Buying?
Definitely, if you are into this sort of game and enjoy co-operative play while assisting your buddies Don’t Starve Together ticks a lot of boxes. Avoid this game if you don’t want to see countless hours evaporate from over playing as it gets extremely addictive.