BELOW IS MY OPINION AND REVIEW OF THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION WILL UPDATE WHEN THE FULL RELEASE IS OUT
This game is a really good example of why the early acess program on steam is a good idea.
When you start to play the game you are given no guidance and just wake up on a beach (thanks to a shipwreck) and set of forward not knowing what you will face around the next corner,then all of a sudden "WHOOSH" an arrow flys past your head and then the intrigue and mystery starts to kick in.
Keep on going and you come to the fort (now to say any more will spoil not only A-your enjoyment but B-all the mystery that awaits you)
Keep playing and the game shows its mystery and just keeps on giving,i wont say any more as its allways better in any game to discover it for yourself.
This is one of the best games on the early access program and deserves peoples time and money but if you would rather wait until the full release who can blame you and lets hope that BLACK POWDER (who listen to all comments that have been passed on the game and have made improvements and hopefully will continue to do so in the future until release) can get it finished and release more updates soon as i wait for this game to come out in its entirity with eager anticipation.
FULL RELEASE REVIEW BELOW (MAY CONTAIN SLIGHT SPOLIERS)
Ok so i was waiting the release of the full version of this game and had got my self into quite a fever pitch for its arrival.Am i dissapointed no not in the slightest.The full release contains all the elements that intrigued me in the early access and then expands on this to the point that it has become so much more than what it allready was.
You start of on the beach after the shipwreck (no spoilers so dont worry) and then proceed from there into a story full of both intrigue and mystery,you wander of up the trail and soon you reach the next area and then the game world expands and you will be on the way to the first safe haven (WHO AM I KIDDING THERE ARE NO SAFE PLACES) Fort Henry and then the game starts to show you its otherwordly side.
Lets just say that the game takes place in both the real and the not so real,but in both you will come across some pretty scary opponents who need to be felled (in a lot of cases) for you to open up new areas and therefore expand the game world,which therefore opens more challenges and yet more different (and hard to beat) foes.
The graphics in game do the job they set out to do perfectly and you often wonder why the world has lost its colour and why certain items still have theirs (mostly items will have a redish colour to them,but you can mess about and change the settings so that your world is more colourfull-i wouldent bother though as the game is more striking in black and white and thats how it was meant to be played).
The sound in game is (only one word for it) amazing and does its job to perfection,foes will grunt and howl and sometimes you will wonder if its a beast after you or an otherwordly spirit,the much talked about game play element of listening to the wind to adavnce both the story and aid you in quests has been worked on and now works perfectly (sound was coming from both my speakers and got louder the nearer i got to my objective,also you find that if you heading the wrong way you can tell by the sound coming from your speakers also).
Quests in game are both entertaining and will advance the story and allways help uncover that little bit more about what is going on in the world and also why what has happened has "HAPPENED".
The gameplay element that i most liked in the early access release was the "PERMA DEATH" one,when it came to dying and getting your money back you had just one chance to do so,its still in the full release but after a patch you can now set this so that you can get your money back from where you fell no end of times not just one,but also the game can now be set so that the enemies are easier to fell (i will not be using this function as i enjoy the game the way it is,but its there if you find the game to hard and want to just enjoy the story and the game world).
In closing will you enjoy the full release now its here,well if you enjoy a game that is full of intrigue and mystery then YES,if that doesnt sound like you and you dont like these sort of games then avoid it and buy something else,but do i reccomend it now its out in its entirity "HELL YES I DO"
Posted: January 18th, 2014