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  • Summary: Don't Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising survival game, Don't Starve.

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Don’t Starve: Giant Edition for Wii U
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 24, 2016
    90
    Don’t Starve Together takes the terrific game that it’s predecessor is known to be and builds up a whole new structure around the original that really opens up a lot of different ways of, well, not starving.
  2. Apr 28, 2016
    90
    'Don't Starve Together' is hands-down the best way to play 'Don’t Starve'.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 21, 2016
    80
    The game is as well-designed and polished as the original Don’t Starve, but of course your reception of Together depends on who you play it with. [07/2016, p.65]
  4. Jun 7, 2016
    78
    Don't Starve Together does little to fix the original's glaring problems, but still, conquering the wilderness together with friends is a lot of fun.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    This game will test your ability to adapt to the current situation better then most survival games ever made. With simple controls and aThis game will test your ability to adapt to the current situation better then most survival games ever made. With simple controls and a simple concept (don't starve), you will be constantly thrown into harsh unpredictable situations in which every decision will directly impact whether u survive to die another day. A great game for couples to play cooperatively which will test your chemistry to the limits. 10/10 highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a game that doesn't have tutorials and makes you figure things out for yourself. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2020
    10
    It is a rare gem; the graphics, music, and even the character background stories are excellent. The developers are super responding and has aIt is a rare gem; the graphics, music, and even the character background stories are excellent. The developers are super responding and has a very supportive community. Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2018
    10
    best survival game :)
    soundtrack: 9/10
    gameplay 10/10
    best game in steam
    - Multiplayer
    - Best co-op
  4. Jun 12, 2018
    9
    Don’t Starve Together is a multiplayer strategy sandbox game where every action a player makes can affect the player’s future. Because of thisDon’t Starve Together is a multiplayer strategy sandbox game where every action a player makes can affect the player’s future. Because of this unforgiving nature, players will come to learn from past mistakes and come up with a way that best fits their character and play style. Furthermore, the game has a lot to offer to its players and there are many hidden gems out there that have yet to be discovered. It’s amazing how Klei Entertainment can come up with something so unique and addictive despite it being a game without a particular goal.

    The creation of Don’t Starve Together is derived from Don’t Starve, single player version of Don’t Starve Together, where many of its current elements are existent due to the original game. The aesthetics and genre of the game is much alike in terms of visual representation, sounds, and theme. Both games have beautiful musics, artwork, and game mechanics that helps enhance player’s experience. The Tim Burton style art is honestly a bonus to DST’s uniqueness from other games. In addition, DTS is more of a process-oriented game similar to that of Minecraft where the open world aspect of the game allows its players to explore and manipulate an ever-changing world to their whims. No one map is alike, thus making players explore until they can no longer go anywhere further.

    As players progress into the game, they might perceived the storyline as not being a critical function component of the game. However, as the player progresses through the game, the story becomes more apparent with the action intensity of the game, where hints are thrown at players when trouble arises. Much as how the action is presented in Don’t Starve Together, the storyline of the game is presented in inconspicuous bits scattered through the use of character lines and integrated game mechanics. The story of Don’t Starve Together is not shown; rather, the story is meticulously hidden so that the player becomes more immersed in the action of the game itself. Progressing through the game to piece together the story, makes Don’t Starve Together interesting and rewarding to play.

    Don’t Starve Together is also a game that allows players to not only learn but to also have an enjoyable time to overcome obstacles. The opportunities for Don’t Starve Together being a ‘serious game’ could be considered due to its semi-educational gameplay. Unlike edutainment games similar to that of ‘Math Blasters’ where children learn their timetables in game, Don’t Starve Together allow players to learn indirectly like ‘SimCity’. Even though Don’t Starve Together does not have a particular objective for players to strive for, players do come to learn how to build their own base, living space, along with scavenging for resources. Although Don’t Starve Together is not a game that would be considered appropriate for schools to use as a teaching mechanism, it is still a game that keeps a person’s mind grinding.

    Game culture has been growing as the years go by and I would say, DST is one of those games where DST community is welcomed to create mods and implement it into the game. Not many games allow mods to exist and the fact that DST supports this really means a lot. Furthermore, there are pop culture references being made here and there during gameplay!

    Overall, Don’t Starve Together is a wonderful multiplayer game that allows players to socialize, build, and strategize throughout the gameplay. It also gave players an amazing game experience due to the many amazing elements they put into the makage of Don’t Starve Together. Despite it being a bit challenging, it is still a game where players can eventually learn a way to overcome those obstacles. This game is honestly very addictive and I really don’t regret purchasing this.

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  5. Jun 30, 2018
    8
    I was never interested in the single player original game. The whole concept was never appealing to me. but for a friend recommendation boughI was never interested in the single player original game. The whole concept was never appealing to me. but for a friend recommendation bough this one on steam on sale, and now im hooked. if you play with people you know is much much better. really challenging survival game. Fantastic art. I will be playing a lot more. but to be honest, it still don't change my mind about the single player game. im not really interested in playing this alone. only multiplayer. Expand
  6. Jul 26, 2016
    7
    Nice survival-sandbox-game, but sadly gets quite boring after a while. Graphics and technical execution are done right, game performs well andNice survival-sandbox-game, but sadly gets quite boring after a while. Graphics and technical execution are done right, game performs well and controlling the character feels smooth most of the time. Expand
  7. May 13, 2019
    4
    Tedious game with a beautiful make-up. Don’t Starve is one of the more popular indie games of the recent years for reasons I simply do notTedious game with a beautiful make-up. Don’t Starve is one of the more popular indie games of the recent years for reasons I simply do not understand. It does look charming indeed. In fact, it has beautiful Tim Burtonesque style graphics and the game easily grabs the attention of anyone who takes a look at the screenshots. You start as a character whose only goal is to survive as long as possible. Similar to other survival games, you farm, craft, build to stay alive. The first problem with Don’t Starve is that the grinding part is simply boring. Often, it feels like a flash game with a fairly bad user interface where you click, click, click with your left mouse button without having any kind of fun. If you are curious about how grinding can be fun, please check Terraria out.

    Second major problem with Don’t Starve is the permadeath. I am not suggesting that permadeath is bad per se, it can be quite enjoyable when it is done right. In Don’t Starve, however, it turns the tedious game design into something unbearable. You may find yourself grinding for hours, just to die by a random encounter (and it won’t be your fault). Oh yeah, some might suggest “that’s what the game is about” or “you will learn from your death”. Just give me a break… By now you should have played plenty of difficult video games to differentiate good game design from bad ones. Just look at the Souls series. When you die, you know you made a mistake. Maybe you made your move too early. Maybe you did not block the attack when you were supposed to. And if you die, you may lose your “souls” and thereby some of your progress, but not the entire game. In Don’t Starve, unless you are playing with a second monitor with wiki open, there is no way of knowing what will kill you. The only way to learn about what kills you is to be killed by it. And then you will start over, go through the tedious grind for hours and die again for another reason you could simply not prevent. In Don’t Starve, you are Sisyphus…

    Last but not the least, the combat is atrocious. Combat in Don’t Starve is literally the same combat in any of the other thousands of flash games. If you have a good armor, left click the enemy until it dies. Or alternatively, make the enemy chase you and do your attacks while you are on the run.

    If dull, repetitive games with poorly executed game mechanics are for you, play Don’t Starve. If you have a friend who happens to have the same tastes as you do, play Don’t Starve Together. But if it is the art style that pulls you in, your valuable time would be much better spent rewatching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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