Content Warning: This game features some mild pixellated gore, disturbing images (disturbing as in body horror/gross, no rape, no sexual assaults), and general horror. Probably some of at least one of those every video.
Say, friends, anybody interested in, for whatever reason, a spreading plague, the feeling of insecurity in a dark insecure world? Normal behaviors and institutions being subsumed into a chilling new reality? Hey, me too! WHAT A COINCIDENCE!
Since we’re all on the same page because of Recent Events, let’s explore them feelings in a Let’s Play of the excellent crafting survival horror game DARKWOOD!
I really, really like this game for the atmosphere. My main squeeze, genre-wise, is ‘weird horror’, and this game is about as far on the “horror” scale as I like to go. It’s probably halfway between H.R. Geiger and Lovecraft, tone-wise, and obviously set somewhere in potato Europe (as opposed to tomato Europe).
There are some story choices that I’d like feedback on which way to take, feel free to ask me to show off any crafting stuff I don’t get around but… even more than that, what I’d REALLY like is to talk about game design.
I like this game a lot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend some time trashing it, or dissecting it to see what’s good and what could be better.
I think you’ll enjoy this romp through a terrifying hellscape of a forest. I know I did! Friends all, Let’s Play.