Don’t Starve Together, A Creatively Dark Masterpiece

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Don’t Starve Together, A Creatively Dark Masterpiece

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Picture this: You’re alone in a dark world that no one knows. You are surrounded by strange sights and sounds unfamiliar to you. Creatures unlike any you have ever seen run rampant on the untouched land around you. That’s the Constant. You gather your strength and begin to explore, prepare, hunt, survive, and most importantly, not starve.
This is the world of Don’t Starve Together, a standalone multiplayer survival game. In this game, you will choose from a large cast of characters with special quirks and abilities from a magnificently bearded scientist to a robot with a dysfunctional heart module to a child who had been eaten by a spider. Once you have selected your character, and maybe dragged a few friends to help survive in, you start your death-defying adventure. Make sure to collect as much supplies as you can: You’re going to need them for when winter hits.
You may think that this game is similar to the popular Minecraft, but when winter hits, you will see this game’s true potential. This worlds bosses are something else. The Giants, Deerclops, Bearger and Dragonfly arrive with every new season, ready to destroy everything in their paths. Their absurdly high HPs make it likely that they could finish you off first. Those who are brave enough to venture into the caves will find even more perils like Toadstool, the fungal frog, or Fuelweaver, the ancient skeleton. They have even tougher skin than the surface bosses. When any of these roll near, you’ll be at the edge of your seat, or screaming at your friends for running away.
The art style of Don’t Starve Together takes the cake for being unique. The sharp lines, the coloring, and the character’s designs make an effectively dark image. The darkness (literally) of the night makes for a creepy atmosphere, which makes the game mood based. Its creepy feel makes you be on your toes and afraid of almost everything, which I feel makes the game much more engaging.
The music that plays throughout most of the game is incredible. Score after score emphasizes either the calm feeling of collecting resources or the excitement of slaying a creature three times your size. It helps you find out what season it is, like the muffled noises of winter or the pitter patter of spring rain. It can even help you determine when a boss is near, with the heavy breathing of Deerclops or the grumbling of an awoken Bearger. It helps the player while also providing background noise besides the sounds of nature.
Occasionally, like during specific holidays, there will be events. These events include those who bring new game modes like The Forge or The Gorge, or they bring new features to the main game like Winter’s Feast or Hallowed Nights. They bring new items, bosses, and character skins that aren’t always available after the event is over, but the events do usually last multiple weeks.
In conclusion, Don’t Starve Together brings many features to the table. It’s compelling gameplay clashes with the fantastic art and beautiful soundtrack to create a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a survival game with a twist. So grab some friends, make some tools, and fight some bosses. But most importantly, don’t starve!