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Nether | Steam | Phosphor games | Trailer
Critic Reviews for Nether
Nether has a lot of potential to be a great game, but unfortunately it suffers from odd design choices that make the gameplay experience an exercise in repeat frustration. The addition of microtransactions and premium currency was an unfortunate decision to include in a game focused around the survival gameplay genere. Nether is difficult to recommend as a purchase as similar and better games are available to players.
Nether is fun and entertaining, but slow in the beginning stages. Playing and surviving is easier if you stay out of combat at first. Stick to scavenging from the environment and finding useful resources you can trade for food and other items you need to survive. Stay out of sight and hide in the shadows.
Nether had potential to add compelling cooperative and social features to the DayZ survival experience, but ends up half-baked in almost every way. Released far too soon and crying out for several more months of development, it's hard to recommend this glitchy cut-throat package.
It's not easy to score a game like Nether. Its half-finished state inevitably means that most of what it has to offer is not up to scratch…yet. A tentative four it is then, in the hope that Phosphor will put in the work and allow its game to reach its full potential. Until that point only the most dedicated survivalists should bother.