Sons Of The Forest Hits Early Access in a Big Way

Early Access to Sons Of The Forest is now underway, and you can pick up the beta of Endnight's survival/horror game on Steam to support its ongoing development. This arrived yesterday, and has blown up in a big way, achieving a peak user count of over 350,000, and showing a "Very Positive" rating based on over 16,000 reviews. Here's the recent Multiplayer Trailer with a look, and here's word on the game:
Sent to find a missing billionaire on a remote island, you find yourself in a cannibal-infested hellscape. Craft, build, and struggle to survive, alone or with friends, in this terrifying new open-world survival horror simulator.

Experience complete freedom to tackle the world how you want. You decide what you do, where to go and how best to survive. There are no NPC's barking orders at you or giving you missions you don't want to do. You give the orders, you choose what happens next.

Enter a world where nowhere is safe and fight against a range of mutated creatures, some who are almost human like, and others who are like nothing you have ever seen before. Armed with pistols, axes, stun batons and more, protect yourself and those you care for.
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Re: Sons Of The Forest Hits Early Access in a Big Way
Feb 25, 2023, 16:38
Re: Sons Of The Forest Hits Early Access in a Big Way Feb 25, 2023, 16:38
Feb 25, 2023, 16:38
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 25, 2023, 01:09:
Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 24, 2023, 22:34:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 24, 2023, 20:27:
I really like the deaf/dumb companion they give you for single-player. He makes building a lot easier (gathers whatever materials you tell him to) and is apparently an expert hand-fisherman!

The great thing about the previous game was that you could tweak a lot of the server settings and kind of create your own game type. I always played co-op and made it scary and tense. Gliding along with ease in the game wasn't very fun.

Well, he's not a replacement for an actual co-op partner, mainly eases some of the tedium involved with solo-building something out of literally hundreds of logs. He can't use weapons or participate in combat in any way AFAICT, and he won't follow you into caves so you're still gonna be exploring the dark on your own... I did find out that he's present in multiplayer games, as well, but he's a lot less useful there just because players do everything he does more efficiently. But 'scary and tense' goes completely out the window if you're playing co-op anyway, in my experience.
It's Early Access. Is the sales because some high profile Twitch streamers played it or is it actually good and different from the other multiplayer survival horror games?

This comment was edited on Feb 25, 2023, 17:14.
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