So Scavengers Studio were kind enough to provide me with a key to try out Darwin Project and after playing it for a bit, I can say that it does have some cool merits that separates it from games like Fortnite and PubG.
The Darwin Project takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic landscape in the Northern Canadian Rockies. As preparation for an impending Ice Age, a new project, half science experiment half live-entertainment, is launched. It’s called the “Darwin Project” and it challenges participants to survive the cold and fight to the death in a treacherous arena. The Darwin Project offers a competitive multiplayer third person survival experience featuring at its core a new gameplay innovation: the manhunt. In his or her path to victory, a player must survive extreme environmental conditions, track opponents, and set traps in order to win.
I’ll be completely honest with you guys, I’m not the best when it come to shooters. Heck, I’m down near the definition of trash but regardless of that fact, I gave the game a shot. So far, I enjoyed it, although I was extremely lost on what I had to do at the start. I had to learn how to conquer the cold, craft fires and warm clothing; then find clues, lay traps, and hunt down the other contestants. It was interesting to say the least.
The only issue I had with the game is that it looked weird on my 21:9 monitor but knowing that the game is still in early access, I’m sure it will be addressed soon. Anyways, my first game went as you would expect, me running around, hoping to not run into anyone, only to get shot in the end. The second game went a little better. I made it to top 2, with some random guy commenting on my play as it was happening which I thought was kinda cool but a bit distracting. The HUD was also a bit overbearing in my opinion and need some touching up.
Overall, I might need to make a return soon but after the game has gone into more development. Right now, as it is for me, it needs more work and improvement. However, its still a great game and an ambitious one at that.