Don’t Starve Is the Very First Game I’ll Be Getting for the PS4

Don't Starve

Don’t Starve pretty much stole my heart from the very moment I bought into the beta on Steam.

It’s a survival game, which makes it A-okay in my book, pitting you against hunger, the slow, perpetual draining of your own sanity, and the weirdness of a world filled with cartoon monsters that may or may not want to devour you (because, you know, they don’t want to starve either).

And the artwork is a Tim Burton-esque blend of creepy and adorable, which I’m really drawn to. (Or, for the sake of a less obvious reference, it may bring to mind Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies.) It ties the whole world together in a really neat way.

Now, I’m a console gamer at heart. My “gaming PC” is really just a secondhand collection of parts I managed to finagle from friends of mine, and it’s always hit or miss whether it will run any game sufficiently. When given the option of PC or console, I will almost always go the console route.

So Don’t Starve‘s move over to the PS4 has my attention. I could finally play the game without worrying about the inevitable death do to graphical lag from my underpowered machine buckling under the (admittedly pretty light) weight of the game.

I’ll also be a hell of a lot less tempted to save cheat. See, cheating usually takes the fun out of games for me, but I still find myself unable to resist doing it. So not knowing how to cheat in the PS4 version of the game is a plus for me. (I’m not saying it’s not possible. It’s just that I don’t know how, and I refuse to look it up because I don’t want to taint my inevitable PS4 Don’t Starve experience.)

In an era where I’m still waiting for the new consoles to win me over, I haven’t taken the next-gen plunge yet. But as soon as I pick up a PS4, Don’t Starve will be the very first game I purchase, regardless of how much time I’ve already lost to the PC version.

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