While Darkwood is an absolute marvel in terms of its aesthetics and gameplay--as well as its disarmingly dissonant score--I experienced several bugs that caused me to lose minor progress. In one case, I was trapped behind a disassembled tractor, which forced me to quit to the main menu and restart the game in order to press onward. On top of this, one of the game's areas caused the frame rate to drop so dramatically that playing became a chore. This was easily rectified, again simply requiring a soft reboot, but these glitches are a disappointing nuisance plaguing an otherwise exceptional game.
Dont start this game on normal dificulty, if you do that you have infinite lives, and there is next to no punishment for dieing, all the enimies you killed or injured Remain dead and injured, play on hard so death actualy is scary rather than a waiste of the, i will start a New game
I play for 1hour... after this short time i need to quit, i dont even want to play it anymore. For long time no game make me so uncomfortable, im not scared in videogame world like this... I play whole Resident Evil VII in VR and complete it without a problem, but this?!? Its a horror survival masterpiece, but i cant play it anymore
Its steep learning curve, oppressive atmosphere and often frustrating control scheme make sure Darkwood isn't an experience everyone will enjoy. However, if you are a fan of indie horror titles that have the power to chill you to the core, you may just have found what you didn't know you were looking for.
I thought going in that it would be something special. I think it still probably is something special. But with the console and television set up that I've got, and no apparent way to make the text and font more legible, I wasn't able to experience what makes this game the stand-out horror experience that the other reviews suggest that it is (and I've got no reason to believe that those reviews are in any way inaccurate). Unfortunately for me Darkwood is unintelligible, and I'm genuinely sad that I wasn't able to appreciate the many merits of a game because I simply had no way of actually making sense of it.
One of the best games ever made imho. Easily the best survival/horror game I’ve experienced. It’s truly unnerving and downright scary. The gameplay loop is very satisfying to boot. Throw in insane levels of atmosphere and storytelling and ye have Darkwood.
I gonna say this game is great but it crashs a lot ! ( I played with PS4 Pro, this issue might not happen with standard PS4). I love night mechanic of the game. It is very creative. It took me about 20+ hrs for beating the game first time (30 days in game). The game is always tensed and scary. NPC characters and lore are interesting. Ambient music is brilliant. However, I think this game could give better experience if you play with Keyboard and Mouse. The penalty of death is very low in normal mode and there is a lack of bosses (in fact there is no boss at all). Repeptitiveness happens near the end. Graphic is low quality but acceptable as indy game.
In sum, if it is not for crashes, I would give it a 8.5 or even 9/10. Strongly recommend playing with PC instead. This game has a lot of potential, I would love to see and play Darkwood 2.
SummaryDarkwood is a game about survival, exploration and fear, set in mysterious woods somewhere in the territory of the Soviet Bloc. It is a top-down, free-roam, surreal horror experience with a randomized world, taking cues from classic games, where oftentimes you had to figure things out for yourself. By blending RPG, roguelike and adventur...