Don't Stave is an adventure survival videogame developed and also published by Klei Entertainment. Thanks to the success of this game on PC, Mac and Linux, it has been also developed for console platforms such as PlayStation 4. The premise is simple; when playing you will become Wilson, a scientist who is lost in a dark, wild and creepy world in which he has to survive as long as possible. You will have to care for his heath, and not only the physical health, but also the mental since dreadful creatures will torment him in his journey. Nevertheless, you are not alone; apart from wild creatures, you soon will face your enemy Maxwell.
Graphically speaking, the game is stunning. With obvious influence of the acclaimed director Tim Burton, the main characters of Don't Starve are pale, with big eyes and marked eye bags. The environments are gloomy, with leafless trees, twisted branches and strange shapes. All these elements make Don't Starve a masterpiece in regards to the graphics. In addition, the soundtrack perfectly accompanies the adventure since it provides even more gloominess to the atmosphere.
The combination of gameplay, graphics, and soundtrack has made this game highly acclaimed by critics and players. The only drawback they have found, is the quite high level of difficulty the videogame presents, especially due to the permanent death. It means you cannot die even once because if it occurs, all your progress will be lost and you will have to start again.
Enjoy the darkness
As mentioned, when you start playing Don't Starve you will be incarnated as Wilson, but he is not the only playable character. You are free to play with eight more characters, making a total of nine playable characters in this videogame. Those characters are Wilson, whom you already know, Willow, a little girl known as the Firestarter (you will know why when playing), Wolfgang the Strongman, Wendy the Bereaved (and her dead sister Abigail), WX-78 the Soulless Automaton, Wickerbottom the Librarian, Woodie the Lumberjack, Wes the Silent and Maxwell, your enemy and the Puppet Master. Each one has his or her own special abilities, strengths and weakness. The majority of them can be unlocked with Experience Points except the last two of them (Wes and Maxwell), which are only unlocked by completing the Adventure Mode.
You will have to care about his health, and not only the physical health but also the mental since dreadful creatures will torment him in his journey
The gameplay of Don't Starve is simple, yet not so simple to achieve. You have to survive by gathering items and objects that can help you in your task. You will need food, weapons, and other items such as axes, hammers, torches, or even pumpkin lanterns to survive. Some of the items are distributed throughout the map and other must be crafted by mixing items. For instance, if you need a fishing rod, you must mix two twigs and two silks, and this way you will be able to fish.
There is a day/night cycle in the game, and each part of the day must be spent doing different activities. Make the most of the daylight to collect items and explore the huge map, because during the night, you will have to spend your time close to the fire to have light and keep yourself warm. In addition, the most strange (believe me, they are really strange) and dangerous creatures will appear to eat you. Even creatures created by your imagination when your mental stability is low can appear and eat you, too.
Don't Starve Full Version Features
The outstanding features of Don’t Starve that you will enjoy once you download it are the following::
- Stunning Burton-like graphics
- Two modes to play: Sandbox Mode and Adventure Mode
- Nine playable characters with different (and very special) abilities
- Unbelievable strange creatures able to defeat you and eat you, and even make you go mad
- Ability to craft items and create new ones
If you are interested in Don’t Starve and you want to know more about this gothic and creepy videogame before you download it, feel free to visit the official website .
To download and play Don't Starve on your PC, the minimum system requirements are:
- Operating System: Windows XP or later
- Processor: @ 1.7 GHz or better
- RAM Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450 or better
- Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9
- Hard Drive Space: 500 MB free