Ashwalkers

Nameless XIII, Dear Villagers, 24 Entertainment

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
64
Top Critic Average
29%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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Ashwalkers

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCApr 15, 2021

Developer: Nameless XIII

Publishers: Dear Villagers, 24 Entertainment

Genre: Adventure

From the co-founder of Dontnod (Life is Strange) Hervé Bonin’s new studio Nameless XIII. Face the dark corners of your humanity and find out what lurks in the shadows. The non-linear story challenges players to make meaningful choices in complex moral dilemmas. Feature Make meaningful choices in a non-linear narrative Different paths to take with 34 different endings Manage your party’s resources as well as their physical and mental health Get to know the group through their relationship dynamics Travel and learn about this hostile world destroyed by a volcanic apocalypse Harvest resources and craft supplies 34 possible endings Discover a new path each playthrough (roughly 2 hours per successful run) with 34 possible endings. Physical and mental party management: Manage your food, equipment and medication and protect the group from madness and despair. Seek and harvest vital resources in the wild and keep your group alive. Richly drawn characters: Get to know the intimate dynamics, relationships and tensions between the brave captain of the group Petra, pragmatic fighter Sinh, the young optimistic scholar Kali and the cautious scout Nadir as you travel the end of the world. A desolate future: Set 200 years after the first geological disasters the earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Survive the weather, the ash storm, the grey blizzard and the acid rain.

Ashwalkers Critic Reviews

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

The core game of Ashwalkers is a great, atmospheric experience that takes classics like The Oregon Trail and transports them to a vividly realised post-apocalyptic setting. Characters are nicely defined, resource management is clearly presented, and I genuinely wanted to find out more about the world and its inhabitants. However, the actual process of playing the game is just too slow and becomes boring after the first couple of runs. There is a good survival and choice-filled game here, but you have to walk a long long way to get to it.

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Seeing it through the prism of the old Oregon Trail, I enjoyed Ashwalkers and its myriad of tough, meaningful choices. Its heavy material and its dreary art style doesn't make it a game that I plan to revisit very often. I can appreciate the variety of scenarios, especially the idea that players can select different starting points after multiple playthroughs. In that sense, it's unlike a lot of survival games out today and worth playing through at least once.

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Ashwalkers is an inventive survival sim that puts the story centre stage. Whilst managing resources and the survivor's physical and mental health is important, the choices you have to make are where it's at its most inventive.

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While Ashwalkers has an interesting art style and atmosphere, it does little to capitalize on its survival mechanics, choice based narrative, and is far too easy for what it wants to be. While Ashwalkers may be worth a single playthrough, there's not much to motivate repeat visits to this wasteland.

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