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The single-player mode is awful. It’s bugged, like when the game wants me to avoid the wolf but doesn’t let me do it (WTF, really) and I die and die again. It’s not the only broken section but this wolf problem pissed me off. I don’t like graphics either, there is no multitask, so you can do only one thing at a time, what is completely useless and irrational when you need to boil water and do something else at the same time. The gameplay in general is not perfect too. Two thing are done great, though: the soundtrack and the survival mode. That’s it - and it’s not enough.
Much better than other survival games now because free of stereotypes. It’s just a man against the wild, without supernatural monsters hiding in the dark. Differents level of difficulty make the game enjoyable for everyone, either you want just to craft something in the woods or go kill all the wolves around. In fact, you can choose what to fight - your own needs or outer threatens.
Playing since Early Access, The Long Dark has become one of my favorite video game experiences of all time. Now, I have to admit that I tend to like games and films that feature great atmospherics and a sense for the beauty of nature. The Long Dark is kind of the antithesis to the power fantasy: You're just a small, black speck in a sea of blinding white or impenetrable darkness, and your chances of survival are slim. If you manage to endure, though, this game is able to offer one of the most immersive, punishing and at the same time tranquil experiences you'll ever have playing a game. The calm, when you wander through a snow-covered forest, every step softly crunching beneath your feet. The panic, when the weather suddenly turns, night falls and you realize you've been walking in circles. The relief, when you finally happen to glimpse, just barely, the contours of a hut through the blizzard, and you manage to just. Get. In. There's nothing like it.