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Don’t Starve - Nintendo Switch Edition

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 12, 2018

Developer: Klei Entertainment

In Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition, you play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Enter a bizarre and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Learn to exploit the environment and its inhabitants to escape and find your way back home. If you’re ready for a new challenge, Reign of Giants expands the entire world of Don’t Starve with new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and other challenges to Don’t Starve. If you’re looking for adventures at sea, Shipwrecked will set you off to explore a mysterious new tropical archipelago that you can explore on both land and sea! Don’t let the tropical breeze lull you into a false sense of security – the world might be different, but it is still equal parts unforgiving and uncompromising. Do whatever it takes to survive, but most importantly, Don't Starve!

Don’t Starve - Nintendo Switch Edition Reviews

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Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Half a decade's worth of expansions deliver a dizzying array of features but this stylish survival game still frustrates as much as it entertains.

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Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition is an extremely meaty and punishing experience that always keeps you on your toes. The open ended, tough as nails gameplay isn't for everyone - particularly in its repetition - but it can be quite addictive once things click. A distinct visual style, countless hours of randomized gameplay, and an open ended nature that favors boldness combine to make this an easy suggestion. If you still haven't gotten around to playing Don't Starve, this is one of the best versions you can get.

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Dark, whimsical, and genuinely challenging, with a rewarding difficulty curve, Don't Starve is a worthy addition to the Nintendo Switch's library.

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Klei Entertainment is willingly neglecting to take you by the hand through your journey to stay alive. Willing to forgive the game for its bugs and lack of multiplayer, I enjoyed the tough challenge and will pick it up again. But beware: you will live to die in this game. Sometimes, you get the feeling this game will slap you in the face more than it is welcomed to do, so if you cannot keep up with that – keep your hands off it. And if you could not resist and picked it up, you got plenty of guides or walkthroughs on the internet to help you since the fanbase of this interactive gothic pop-up book style game is respectable. Happy dying, I mean... uhm, surviving, everyone!

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