December is a barren month when it comes to game releases, so I use the free time to play my usual games (ARMA 3, Path of Exile, etc.) and whatever co-op games I can get (force) some of my gaming buddies to play with me.
I’m having a blast with Elite: Dangerous continuing my interstellar adventure. I put a stop to my galaxy exploration plan and the trading missions in order to become a bounty hunter. This new job is awesome, engaging in fierce fights with pirates from all around the galaxy and cashing in huge bounties.
Elite is great so far, I don’t know how much this will last, but hopefully with continuous content and features updates the game will have a long life, because it deserves one.
But my main focus this week wasn’t Elite and neither of my usual games, I turned back to one of the older titles that I supported since the Early Access launch almost two years ago.
Don’t Starve is receiving a co-op update named Together, which will be free for everyone who owns the game and it is currently available via Early Access program for testing. The mode can be purchased at a cheap price for the original game owners and it comes with two copies of Together. I think this is a great way to improve the development this mode, especially since it will come with a lot of new content.
Don’t Starve is survival game with a touch of dark humor. It is a challenging and has a steep learning curve which can be frustrating for some as the process of getting to learn the game requires dying a lot and starting over and over again. But I’ve always been passionate about survival games and Don’t Starve is one of the best out there and now with co-op is even better.
I’m looking forward to the final version of Don’t Starve Together and the DLC that will follow with new content to the co-op mode including (spoiler alert!) mounting beefalos!
Happy Holidays to everyone and stay tune for my end of the year article coming early next week in which I will talk about the best video games I’ve played in 2014.