Sons of the Forest Reviews
Even in early access, Sons of the Forest is already a strong survival crafter sequel that takes all the things The Forest did so well and does them a little bit better.
"There's a lot of weirdness in the world that just begs for more investigation"
The highly anticipated sequel surpasses the original with fantastic AI, atmosphere, and building, but ultimately feels devoid of content so far.
Sons of the Forest is an utterly engrossing game, and in losing myself in it, hours went by as I explored. For me, the main concerns are in content density, lack of direction, and a lingering feeling of being unfinished which, to be fair, is totally understandable from an early-access title. The building is a little clunky. There are visual issues with certain animations. It’s also given way to many hilarious glitches, including a physics issue that launched my character into the sky while chopping down a tree.
Sons of the Forest is exciting, immersive, and beautiful. It is also extremely scary and absolutely packed with content. These are things you probably expect from a big game, but not a budget Early Access title. Sons of the Forest somehow manages to be all of these things simultaneously, and there is still more to come.
Despite having less content, Sons of the Forest in its early access state is a shinier and better version of its predecessor and I look forward to future updates.