Bill Tarling Posted September 1, 2014 Share Posted September 1, 2014 While Hinterland calmly states "Experience dozens of hours of free-form Survival Sandbox gameplay" -- I think they completely understated how addictive the sandbox can become. There are already many players who have logged over 50+ hours of sandbox play sessions, and keep coming back for more -- over and over and over.Like I said, even the sandbox is incredibly addictive [a rare replay accomplishment for games these days].Besides being beautiful [no matter how many videos you watch, even those who have been playing hours upon hours still continue to pause to look at the scenery], no no hand holding approach is so refreshing. You have to think and plan your strategies for surviving along the way, and no matter how well you think your set, a change in weather, wandering wolves, or even simple forgetfulness can bring a fast demise or downfall.Every playthrough just feels like a fresh challenge.I love it -- and this isn't even the story mode or even beta yet. The devs keep adding more and more at an astounding rate.I definitely think The Long Dark will encourage others to stray from the usual humdrum repetitive commercially expected themes -- they've just proven it can be done! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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