Posts Tagged ‘The Forest’

Don’t Get Lost Along The Forest Trail(er)

By Craig Pearson on March 21st, 2014.

Not shown: naked and angry people attempting to skewer you.

Name a horrible situation you could find yourself in and I’ve almost certainly sat through a Discovery channel recreation of it. Les Stroud, Ray Mears, I just recently rewatched all of Bush Tucker Man. Yup, there’s now nothing I don’t know about watching other people tying to make fire in the bush*. It’s for that reason that I’m intrigued by The Forest, a game about surviving after a crash into an island and using the elements to keep you alive. Plants grow, the tide comes in, and the inhabitants of the island want you dead. To keep them at bay you build traps, which is something I’m incredibly excited about. Super grim trailer is below, and I’d suggest you watch it with a parent or guardian. Preferably both.

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Who Are The Real Monsters In The Forest? (Probably You)

By Graham Smith on January 14th, 2014.

Where's the forest? All I see are trees.

Let’s put words to it: 2013 was the year of the roguelike; 2014 is the year of the survival game. Whether they’re still in alpha or not, this feels like DayZ and Rust’s moment, and there are a dozen games on the horizon hoping to get in on the fun. The Forest is one of them, putting a significantly different singleplayer horror spin on the foraging formula.

In an interview with Eurogamer, with Endnight Games’ creative director Ben Falcone, laid out some details of the game’s story and NPC AI.
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Run, The Forest, Run: New Trailer For Crafty Survival Horror

By Graham Smith on November 11th, 2013.

How else would we signal a passing rescue boat?

The Forest is Minecraft meets Slender, or Lost: The Game, or Sir, You Are Henry David Thoreau, or any one of a number of other lazy comparisons that does more to make me look knowledgeable than it does to actually tell you about the game.

Ahem. So watch this new trailer instead. It’s Stalker meets Wurm Online!

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Peek Into The Forest Trailer

By Craig Pearson on May 9th, 2013.

This is not a forest, but it is is how you get to one in the game.

The Lost game Ubisoft put out a few years ago was a stinky pile of monster droppings. It was such a shame: if they’d managed to do it correctly, they might have stolen a march on what can only be described as a tsunami of survival games. It’s a genre that’s exploded in recent years. There’s people vs zombies, there’s people vs dinosaurs, and now there’s people vs trees, in The Forest. Oh, alright. I’m joking. But it’s what’s in the trees that’s scary.
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