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The Flame in the Flood

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Summary: The Flame in the Flood has critics raving its roguelike and survival gameplay mechanics. Critics also especially like the themes and aesthetics the game brings to the table. They also say that fans of Don't Starve will especially love this title

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 17, 2017
Xbox OneFeb 24, 2016
PCFeb 24, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: The Molasses Flood

Genre: Adventure

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators. From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood. Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.

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Lovely and challenging with enjoyable crafting and survival elements, but poor river controls make it harsher than it should be.​

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7.3 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

The Flame in the Flood is a beautiful procedurally generated survival sim that gains a welcome sense of momentum from the need to stay on the move. Its unwieldy menus and tendency to crash ruins some of the fun, unfortunately, but not enough to diminish the strength of the hopeful, riverbound journey at its core.

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If you can handle the wild river - and the odd bug - there's plenty to love in this heartfelt survival game.

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Not the deepest wilderness survival game around in terms of gameplay, but certainly one of the most atmospheric and thought-provoking.

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