Don’t Starve (Let’s Starve, Together!)
Since quitting WoW, the former members of MToD are trying to keep together by playing fun multiplayer games that don’t have any sort of stress involved — no big deal if someone can’t play on a given night, etc. The first entry is Don’t Starve Together, which I recommended and bought for us all. I was unable to convince Pay and E4 about Minecraft, and Jordan is so firmly anti-GMod that I’m not sure I’ll ever sway him. But everyone was willing to play Don’t Starve.
All I knew about the game was from watching some Youtubers (I’ve bought more games because of watching youtubers) play the single player. I knew about the dogs at night, the light, the fire, the camps. I knew you move faster on a road, and that finding Chester is good and food is important.
I love the art style and the sound effects (very teacher-in-charlie-brown, honk honk) and the humor (Abazoe has died and is now a spooky ghost! ooOOooo!) and I enjoy playing games with these guys. But…
Somewhere around day four every time I started getting bored. That might be because I didn’t know what to do — I mean, we built farms, moved berry bushes, lit firepits. I was pretty good at keeping my own health and sanity and hunger up but less good at finding and building other stuff, not dying to spiders and especially not dying in a swamp. So I’d wander, try and get enough food for my starving teammates who were good at those latter things, and be bored.
That’s not against the game. I think it’s actually an excellent game, just not the right one for me (I was willing to give it another try, but we’ve lost E4 to the ravages of tax season and Jordan to DA:I; I’m going to perhaps do it with just Payback and see how it fairs as a 2 player game). So now, I’m off to wage a campaign to make Gmod our next game because nothing says fun and brotherly(sisterly) teamwork like murdering your friends in Garry’s Mod. Hear that, Jordan? I’ll be gunning for you and Payback. I’ll keep E4 on my side. Healer grudges.