Month: December 2014

Don’t Starve Together: Finally!

If you haven’t picked up the original version of Don’t Starve (and the expansions!) you’re missing out.  For the uninitiated, it’s an old-timey survival horror-esque game.  The goal of the game is a to find a way off the island you’ve been teleported to, and of course: don’t starve.  It has a lot in common with the general feel of Minecraft.  This isn’t to say the feel and gameplay of Don’t Starve and Minecraft are identical or even really similar, but the genre is the same.

Don’t Starve is a game we at Certain Age Gamer return to again and again.  We’ve been eagerly awaiting the long since announced expansion to multiplayer (which was supposed to hit this summer, but alas, didn’t).

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Finally!

But now it’s here!  James bought the game and gifted it to me (Kody had to buy his own version, HA!) because he’s a kind and charitable person.

At this point we shelved the idea of playing together for a week.

When we finally did manage to play together…well.  It was like herding cows.  Cows in the late stages of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease).  What I’m saying is that teamwork is a must in the version of the game.

However, I’m fairly sure the boys had unchecked “works well with others” boxes on their grade school report cards.

At one point, the guys had died so many times it felt like the game was punishing me for my ability to continue to exist.

Still, we played for four hours and there were no glitches (which is unexpected from a game still in Beta).  Ever since we stopped playing all I want to do is load the server back up, run around getting into each others way, and drive each other insane.

Let the insanity begin

 

It’s $5 on steam right now (if you own the original version) and makes an excellent companion to the solo version of the game.  If you really enjoy Don’t Starve and it’s myriad ways of dealing doom and death to the player adding the multiplayer version of the gamer is going to a must for you.

 

Keep on eye on the blog for more posts about Don’t Starve Together.

Don’t Starve Together: A Lord of the Flies parody

So I picked up the Frontier pack to get in the Don’t Starve Together beta. I’ve been playing around with it for a couple of days.  As it stands it is exactly what we expected out of the upgrade; it’s a multiplayer version of the game you already know and love.  My experiences have ranged from friendly gifts of food to a starving man to being mugged in a burnt down forest.

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Do not trust the mustache.

The main advantage I’m seeing out of the group is that greater obstacles are much more achievable.  The wolves on day 9 for example are nothing more than a minor annoyance to 3 people waiting in a fortified shelter with log suits and spears. At one point I even tracked down a Warg and lured back into the waiting spears of teammates…we died shortly afterwards, but we did kill the beast.  There are still a few strange bugs and trying to coordinate multiple people into a common goal is an obstacle in its own right, but at the end of the day having the advantage of several different characters at once and being able to divide your efforts into research/crafting, gathering, and hunting for food in some ways makes the game too easy.  I am fully expecting Klei to add in more difficult encounters and events into the final version of Don’t Starve Together Together to create that challenge of surviving against the wilds that we found in the original.  As it stands this is a great addition to the game that’s bringing me back to it in a big way, if you already have Don’t Starve I would highly suggest getting the Frontier Pack and start starving with your friends as soon as you can.

Certain Age Gaming for December 8th, 2014 “Tis The Season (For Meaningless Awards)”

Who cares about what games they played! (they played the Dragon Age’s, This War of Mine, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Alpha Protocol) It’s a NEWS BANANZA! Because there was The Game Awards and The Playstation Experience. Kody and James talk all about the news, announcements, and machetes!

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Certain Age Gaming for November 25th, 2014 “Dragon Agism”

It’s a Dragon filled cast because James played Dragon Age: Origins and Kody played Dragon Age: Inquisition so it’s all Dragon all the time! Except for when James talks more about Don’t Starve and Kody talks about Monster Strike. The news is all about how awful a person David Jaffe is (he’s not awful) and how awful a company Ubisoft is (they’re actually awful).

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