Casting: Fiery Personalities!

Hello Umm… King Koopa. It’s nice to meet you in person.

 

Well of course it is Bwahahaha. Bowser Jr told me about this reality show and you can’t have a reality show without a top character like myself.

 

I’ve heard that before. Actually I was going to ask you to be a part of the Reality House…

 

Of course you were. Me and my associate here were waiting for our calls to grace your house with competition, intrigue and good looks.

 

Umm who is your associate?

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*A purple dragon, smaller than Bowser but just as intimidating walks into the rooms with his wings at bay*

 

Surely you know Spyro! He’s an acquaintance of mines and very capable of being in the competition.

 

This is interesting. We did not have Spyro on our list of possible competitors but he looks like he will cause quite a stir.

 

So tell me Bowser, why would Spyro be a good fit for the show?

 

The giant turtle king huffs at my mundane questions.

 

Just look at him! Spyro is built for competition. He’s fast, agile can fly and my personal favorite he doesn’t take crap from anybody. He’s as fiery as he is strong. I’m sure your ratings will soar as high as Spyro does.

 

*The purple dragon bends to his hind legs, blasts smoke in the air before taking flight around the room.*

 

Perhaps a demonstration is in order! Bowser huffs again. He takes out round discs that have an oddly familiar appearance and tosses them in the air.  mario frisbee   Spyro circles the room and spits fire at each disc disintegrating each one which precision.

 

Bravo, Bravo!

 

*Next Bowser gestures for myself and the crew to back up. We inch as close to the back wall as we can. What happened next was a sight for sore eyes. Bowser built up air in his lungs, huffing and puffing along before exhaling and sending 4 giant smoke rings into the air.  bow  Spyro barrel rolls through the air and clears each ring successfully before circling back and shooting fireballs in between each ring. This settles it, Spyro is in! His performance mixed with his need for mischief makes him a perfect candidate.*

 

You’ve convinced us Bowser, Spyro is in! Now about your interview, well we want….

 

Say no more. I accept your proposal and will gladly enter and win the Video Game competition. Who else can be as brutal in challenges, as intimidating in house votes and as handsome as I to become champion? Definitely not any low life plumbers I tell you that. Now our time is valuable and Spyro and I have to prepare for the competition. We will see you on October 1st!

 

Wait, but you don’t understand….

 

And they’re gone. Yes, we want Bowser in the show but he has no idea what role we have in store. Oh well, should make for great television!

 

That’s settled we have Bowser and Spyro entering into the Reality House. There’s 3 days left to submit your video game characters to be casted into Season 1 of the Video Game Reality Show! You can review the details and rules by clicking here!

 

Who would you like to see in the house? What plans do you think we have in store for Bowser? Who will turn up next? Stay tuned for more unveilings this week and make sure to catch Episode 1 on Monday October 1st!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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Casting… Who Are You?

We are still casting for the Video Game Reality House and the deadline to submit characters for the house has been extended until 9/25/18! You can view the rules and premise of the house by clicking here!  Today’s post will be an  interview with a contestant that did not want to be named before the start of the competition. The contestant has used a voice changer but there are a few hints as to their identity. If you know who this contestant is, lets us know in the comments!

 

Everything is quite adequate. Thank you.

 

So what’s with all of the secrecy? Your identity will be revealed sooner or later, why try to conceal it at this time?

 

There are other factors working against me aganon… I have to make sure the passage to the house is clear before I can reveal my identity.

 

Are you having trouble with the IRS? I have a guy for that.

 

Nothing of the sort. This Reality World is quite fascinating but to be free and explore it I have to often walk in disguise. Many would wave me off as a common Ninja or shady character.

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Not this ninja lol

Wow…

 

What is it?

 

I can’t imagine how anyone can walk past you without a second glance. You’re a magnificent creature.

 

I appreciate the compliment.

 

I’m sure you receive them often when you’re not playing dress up. So if you are concerned about your freedom, why do you want to join the reality house?

 

It’s a brilliant social experiment is it not? Also, my friend and protector hath informed me that a rival may be afoot at this house. With our varying responsibilities, it would be nice to make the acquaintance of someone from a similar background. You can’t imagine how many people both pixel and 3D assume to know my life. How many times I’ve been spoken for and my destiny being preplanned.

 

Like an arranged marriage?

 

Luckily my parents haven’t gone that far, though many of my activities and wishes are often ignored.

 

I see. So you want to be normal than? I can tell you, here a reality show is far from normal. Many of your flaws and indiscretions will be revealed on National TV for all to see. If it is normalcy you seek, you may want to try going to a garden or something completely different.

 

I don’t seek a normal life. I see a life of adventure and wonder like I would read about in letters from my protector. He tells me of his adventures and challenges when protecting our homeland. He writes to me descriptions of the people he has met and the lands he has seen. I thirst for just one of his adventures. To experience them myself, with my own flesh and blood. Not behind a cloak or mask.

 

Well you definitely seem interesting enough. What are your skills? Will you be able to compete in the grueling competitions each week?

*clears throat*

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Oh, that was a neat magic trick

 

I am more than capable. In your world you would fancy me a wizard or sorcerer. I’m able to transform and use my magic at great length. I am also agile and have trained in the art of combat. I’m sure I will be fine.

 

Is that so your highness… I mean your? Your? What should we call you for now?

 

I’ve been known by many names, but for my safety and yours, better call me Sheik.

 

Ok Sheik. Thank you for interviewing with us a-ganon. I’m not supposed to do this, but I want to offer you a spot in the reality house.

 

That’s great and I humbly accept.

Who do you think the mystery character is?

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Reality Show: Location Revealed!

Happy Monday Players! The GamersUnitedGG Community Event is taking shape and as we wait for the casting to be completed, we have secured the location for Season 1 of the Video game Reality Show! Remember, you can participate by creating a blog post on why your character should be selected for the competition and placing the link to your post in the comments. Our Producers will be voting on which characters to place in the house and compete for Best Video Game Champion! See Official Rules by clicking here.

Today we are revealing where are contestants will stay and take place in the competition. Drum Roll Please……

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The Producers and I have secured HYRULE CASTLE as the house that will be featured in the Video Game Reality Show!

Why Hyrule?

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We Transported Hyrule into the Real World!

Hyrule offers a comfortable living area for the characters to eat and sleep. The massive size of the castle offers secret passages and secluded areas for the housemates to use. There’s also plenty of room outside for challenges and portals that can be used to dimension hop.

What about the Royal Family?

The Royal Family has graciously decided to take a trip and offer up their full hospitality for our contestants.

Producers Chris (OverthinkerY), The Gaming Diaries & Pix (Shoot The Rookie) voted on Hyrule Castle and why Season 1 should take place there. Hyrule provides portals, large areas for competition and secret passages where we can have cameras ready to pick up the contestants every move.

Producer Pix took on the task of exploring the land and provided great photos of the Castle.

What’s Next?

With the location of the show finalized we will start revealing the characters participating in this season of the Video Game Reality Show! Tomorrow our first character will be revealed and the details of their interview will be posted here. Make sure to submit your post as to why your video game character should be cast in our reality show.

See ya tomorrow!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG Community Event: Video Game Reality House!

Happy Friday Players! GamersUnitedGG will be launching our 2nd Community Event on October 1st.

 

We are starting a Video Game Reality House and the interview process for the characters to be accepted is brutal. You can help us narrow down the characters that will be admitted into Season 1. To participate, post a blog response with the video game character you would like to see in the house and your reasons why they would win! You can link your responses in the comments so that our Producers can review and vote. The final cast will be revealed between now and Episode 1’s start date of October 1st so post your responses by September 17th!

 

Additional details on the event and other ways to participate will be unveiled over the coming month on the blog and Twitter.

 

What is the Video Game Reality House?

 

Contestants will be placed in a house where the goal is to be crowned the Video Game Champion. Like many Reality Shows, the characters will have to survive the social and physical games to make it to the Final Boss Battle. Contestants will compete in video game related challenges where a MVP will be crowned. The MVP will have immunity for the week and gain privileges to help further their position in the game. At the end of each week, characters will be nominated for elimination and 1 or more characters will run out of lives.

 

How you can participate:

The community will be able to try and save their favorite characters via the Twitter Instant Save Vote or by writing a Confessional Post on the Wednesday before the elimination. The Confessional Posts will be your way to champion for your character as to why they shouldn’t be eliminated and add to the excitement of the Reality Show by revealing secrets the character may have witnessed during the week.

Confessional: Snake from Metal Gear Solid

After the challenge today we all gathered back at the house for a barbecue. Everyone was off in their cliques talking strategy and preparing for the elimination vote and I was doing my own thing… 

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They’ll Never See Me Coming!

hanging out in boxes you know. I overheard 2 Players scheming on a member of their alliance. They’re planning to get the other Players in the House to vote for their buddy in the coming elimination. This is why I prefer to stay close to my box… you can’t trust anyone. Who were the 2 culprits you say? You’d never believe me if I told you…

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Caught Redddd Handed

The Confessionals can be used to save your character, throw others under the bus and cause more drama for the eliminations and episodes. Nothing is off limits in the confessionals.

The Twitter Instant Save Vote will be posted on The GamersUnitedGG Twitter from Tuesday until Thursday as a Pinned Message. You can vote to instantly save a character from being eliminated.

Both the Confessional Posts and Twitter Instant Saves will be taken into account during the eliminations each Friday.

 

What Next?

 

Now we start the selection process for the video game characters that should be placed in the house for Season 1. 16 Characters in total will be chosen for this first season.  You can nominate 1 or multiple characters up until September 17th. Tune into the blog and Twitter to see which Characters have been selected! Well, what are you waiting for? Post to your blog which video game characters would be great additions to the Video Game Reality Show and don’t forget to link your responses in the comments so that we can see who you are nominating.

 

I’m super excited for this event and hopefully this can turn into a multi-season community event! Have Fun!

 

-Luna 🙂

August Question of The Month: My Video Game Family!

Happy Monday Players! Each month the great people over at Later Levels hosts a Question of the Month segment where gamers are encouraged to participate. With the new format, select volunteers are coming up with the questions and this month Brandon from That Green Dude wanted to find out which video game characters would be in your video game family. Power up Players to meet my video game family!

Many of us say that we would like to live in a video game world but surely we would have a family. My question is, which video game characters would be a part of your family in a gaming world of your choice?

Yoshi-

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Pets can be like family and Yoshi would be my pet dinosaur and best friend! I can see this being a Scooby and Shaggy type relationship where we do everything together!

Orisa-

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Orisa from Overwatch would be my mother. She is kind and very protective. In Overwatch, Orisa’s ability involves a shield to protect the team, a gravity ball to throw enemies off balance and her ultimate boosts the attacks of her teammates. Just like a mother, Orisa is hard to take down and makes sure to protect those that she loves!

Cayde-6 –

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Cayde-6 from Destiny is one of my favorite characters for his wit, his cunning and his skills on the battlefield. I can see Cayde being a brother in my family. One of the reasons I love Cayde is that he is always looking for the easy way out, whether neglecting his responsibilities or getting someone else to do his duties. He has the antics, the humor and the protective ability to be an older brother and I would love to have him on my team.

Scorpion –

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My dad would be non other than Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat Franchise! Get Over Hereeeee! Yup Scorpion would keep the family in line and make sure that I have my head on straight, even if he has to force it.

Chun-Li –

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I have always looked up to Chun-Li from the Street Fighter series since I was a little girl, so I couldn’t see my family being complete without having her as a sister. I would probably be the youngest and Chun-Li would be the eldest of the 3 of us.

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Moomers and my brethren the Minecraft Sheep would be my friends. You can’t have a complete family without having those friends that are like family visiting you everyday. When I play Minecraft I often wear the skinned sheep skin and walk around with my brethren in the field. Moomers, the minecraft cows have always understood me and we get into antics when I’m leading them across the water with wheat in hand. Good times!

Now that my family is set, where would we live? Kirby’s Dream World is a great option! I can just see the clouds and the different fun and bright stages. I like things to be light and fun so Kirby’s dreamland would be my choice!

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Doesn’t this look beautiful!

Those are the video game members of my family! Who would you have as members of your family and why? Let’s Talk Video games!

-Luna 🙂

700 Followers and What’s Next!

Happy Friday Players! A week or so ago GamersUnitedGG reached the 700 followers milestone! Thank you for reading and following the blog. It’s awesome to have reached such a high number and I hope that the quality of our posts keeps you interested and following for a long time.

Thank you for 700 Followers, you rock!

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Photo Credits: N4g.com

What’s next for GamersUnitedGG?

 

Now that I have completed the editing process of my first book, I can focus on playing video games, binge watching shows and blogging about them here. This past week I’ve posted Raft:First Impressions, Overcooked 2: First Impressions, Favorite Call of Duty Perks, Our Patreon Reboot and Our Discord Servers! It’s been a interesting week and next week should bring more exciting posts.

 

Here’s What you can expect to read next week:

  • Memoirs of A Villain – Hopefully I can finally finish Bowser and add in ____ from the Blogger Blitz Round 1 Match-up taking place on the Adventure Rules Blog!
  • Netflix Series of the Week: Insatiable -(this series has had controversial feedback so I decided to watch and see for myself)
  • Harry Potter Tag
  • Luna’s Rankings – Favorite Harry Potter Characters
  • Preparing for my first RPG game in real life!

 

On Patreon:

  • An inside look at Game Night with friends!

 

On Discord:

  • Talking About New Fortnite Skins
  • Talking About Early Access Games
  • Talking About Red Dead Redemption 2

That’s what the week will look like in my world. Feel free to drop by the Discord Servers to talk about your favorite games and post your latest video game blog post! If you have Overcooked 2 on PC, I will be playing Friday after 7pm EST and Sunday all day.

What are you currently working on? Are you close to any milestones? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

Join Our Discord Server!

Happy Thursday Players! GamersUnitedGG has created a Discord server and you’re all invited to join!

What is Discord?  – Discord is a communication server where you can talk or text with others around the globe. Discord is a free service to use and is widely used by gamers to communicate.

Click Here To Join!

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My plans for the server is to provide a community where gamers can connect, talk about their favorite games, post any projects, streams or new gaming videos and get feedback for new collaboration ideas for the blog. Here you can also talk with other gamers and maybe find a squad to play games with. Spread the word and join discord on your PC or Phone!

Have a great day and game on!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG Patreon, Pt 2!

Happy Wednesday Players and thank you for tuning into today’s post. So we started a Patreon in October of last year. Patreon allows creators to receive backing from the community to support their creative efforts. In return, the Patrons that pledge will receive a few perks as a thank you for the help and support. I haven’t been using my Patreon or promoting it really at all this year because it was not successful, but now I’m back with a new passion and realization that it wasn’t truly successful because I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING!

 

I’m a fairly impulsive person and I jumped into Patreon without doing my research and really evaluating how this platform could help the blog. So you know what I did yesterday… I researched! I read other creators tier programs and what they were ultimately using Patreon for. I’m now properly able to launch my Patreon and the Tiers I have set are focused on the blog and being a gamer (rather then the writing tiers I originally started with).

So what does this mean…..

I’m ready to re-launch the Patreon page today with a focus on gaming and providing quality blog content. The Tiers are updated and my Goals are clear.

 

This is also a way to show how I come up with the different posts and topics. Right now, any pledge will bring access to my “Inside the Mind of A Villain!” audio where I talk about creating the Memoirs of A Villain posts. This week I will also release a snippet of  my book which is in the process of being published.

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Why Start A Patreon?

My intention is to be able to provide more quality posts and grow the blog into a blogging and gaming society. I want gamers to have access to a private Discord server where we can chat and also bounce blogging ideas off of each other. We can also play games together and fully take advantage of the community of gamers just like us.

The Patreon Page is officially Re-Launched and there will be a mention of our Patreon at the bottom of each post going forward. If you would like to help us out on this journey, feel free to donate any amount to the cause.

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Are you currently working on a Patreon? What are your goals for the year? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

Overcooked 2: First Impressions!

It’s Monday Funday and I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend! I’m back from my vacation and I have a few weeks worth of posts to write. To start off, I purchased a new game last week and I can’t wait to talk about it! Power Up Players for today’s first impression post for the game Overcooked 2!

Developer: Ghost Town Games

Publisher: Team 17

Release Date: August 7, 2018.

Platform: Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (not cross platform)

Genre: Simulation

Price: $24.99 on Steam

Overcooked 2 is a chaotic co-op cooking game for 1-4 players in which you must serve a variety of recipes including sushi, pasta, cakes, burgers and burritos to hungry customers in a series of unconventional kitchens.

 

Premise: Overcooked 2 is the sequel to Overcooked where you play as a chef cooking and delivering orders to your patrons. I love a great cooking game and for a few months I have been trying to find an online cooking game to play with my friend Stephanie (Xsanie). She told me about Overcooked 2 and how the game will have an online multiplayer mode, unlike the original game that hosted local multiplayer only modes. This was all i needed to purchase Overcooked 2 on PC!

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Story: Yes, the game has a story mode that’s actually pretty fun. You are helping the Onion King and his dog Kevin in the Onion Kingdom overthrow the zombie pieces of bread, known as “The UnBread (get it, get it lol).” To defeat these evil dough boys, you are tasked with journeying through the Onion Kingdom and learning recipes to feed to the evil doers. You and a party of up to 4 players journey through different levels, cuisines and outrages challenges to bring back fancy recipes to defeat the Unbread.

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Replayability:  High replayability for me. There are different game modes other than the Story like Versus or Arcade mode that you can play. In Versus mode, you can play a public or private match where each player will pick a team and play in a 2 v 2 Cook Off! To win you need to make the most money from serving your customers. This game mode is intensified as you can sabotage your competition by taking their pans, stealing their ingredients or even taking their dish to serve to your customers. It’s super fun!

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One of my favorite maps. Who doesn’t enjoy throwing food across a river rapids?

 

 

Difficulty: Surprisingly, the game gets difficult. There are different scenarios like dodging fire or running on treadmill that makes the simple task of cooking orders, quite difficult. Overcooked does an amazing job at easing you into more difficult recipes with 4 steps and mixing in an environment that’s not ideal to throw you off of your game.

Sights & Sounds:

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Cartoon Galore! Your chefs are awesome chibi -like characters that come in different races, species and abilities. I love how Overcooked 2 is providing a diverse range of chefs showing representation in the game. One of my favorite characters to use if the Racoon on Wheels! The music is just what you would expect from a time based, simulation. It starts off sweet and happy and increases in tempo the closer you run towards the time limits.

Final Thoughts:

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Cross platform play. Hopefully DLC in the future. I really enjoy playing games that test my reactions. Overcooked test your reaction time and problem solving skills making it a developmental and fun game for the entire family. A few things that I would love to see is Cross Platform Play! I have friends that have Overcooked 2 on the Switch so it would be awesome if I could play with them on my PC. I’m super excited to see if there will be any DLC in the future. Right now I have been playing the game for maybe 8 hours and there’s still plenty of story left. I can see myself playing and relaxing in Overcooked for a while.

Play & Skip: Fun for the family! Frantic fun! Level difficulties increase. * frazzled easily , need to cooperate with others. If you love a challenge, this is the game for you!

Play

  • Frantic Fun for the entire family!
  • Test your reaction skills
  • If you love a challenge, this is the game for you!

 

Skip:

  • If you get frazzled easily, maybe skip this one
  • Not a fan of cooking games

Thank you for reading today’s First Impressions Post! Have you played Overcooked 2? What games are you currently playing? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

 

Raft: First Impressions!

Happy Saturday Novas! Vacation is over and I’m super excited to talk about a new survival game that I have been playing. Power Up Players for today’s First Impressions Post on the video game Raft!

Developer: Redbeet Interactive

Publisher: Axolot Games

Release Date: May 23rd, 2018

Platform: PC

Genre: Survival

Price: $19.99 on Steam

 

By yourself or with friends, your mission is to survive an epic oceanic adventure across a perilous sea! Gather debris to survive, expand your raft and be wary of the dangers of the ocean!  -https://raft.itch.io/raft

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Raft is a unique survival game where you start on a 2 x 2 plank raft with a shark circling you and a plastic hook in hand. To start surviving and building your raft into a respectable home, you will use your plastic hook to grab items floating in the ocean. Listen, I know this game sounds like it’s no fun at all, but playing with my friend Xsanie, we have been having a blast surviving the ocean a la Castaway style! The game is still in development and available for Early Access, but I’m mostly happy with the progress so far.

Game Play-

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The game play is enjoyable as you build and create a raft to survive. You can make your raft as luxurious (with paint, hammocks and furniture) or as minimalist as you would like. Many items can be found by reef diving in the water, but make sure you have the shark distracted or he will bite you. You can die from the shark, your health going to 0, starvation and not having enough water. I think I really enjoy having to multi-task, protect the raft and make sure that Xsanie and I have food and supplies to survive.

Research-

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When we found out how to research items in the game, a entirely new experience was created. When the game is started, you have based recipes like how to make a base for the raft, water purifiers and grills. Once you build a Research Table, you can place items like wood, plastic, rope, etc into the table to unlock new crafting recipes. This open ups possibilities for comforts, upgraded grills & purifiers and more.

 

Danger-

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1st lesson…Stab him with the pointy end!

Jaws is a constant thorn in your side throughout the entire game. I thought I could be smart and build my important items in the middle of the raft, because the shark can bite off pieces of your structure. I was wrong! The shark sometimes comes out of nowhere and bites the middle of the raft!!! How does that even happen? Once the shark bites off a piece of your raft, any item located on the section sinks to the bottom of the ocean. It’s quite annoying actually. Once you have a garden planted you also have to watch out for Seagulls that will fly in and eat everything.

 

Final Thoughts – I really enjoy raft and it’s a great game to play with a friend. Once the raft begins expanding, it’s great to have the extra pair of eyes and hands when the sharks or storm attacks the boat. Raft is currently in Early Access and there have been noticeable glitches like when you can’t see your hook and you miss barrels because of it. Hopefully the games gets an update that improves the experience, but all in all, it was worth the $20 that I spent. I will say it’s a bit tedious after floating for 3 hours so having different modes or even having larger islands that you can explore and stay on for longer periods of time would greatly improve the game.

This is the section of my reviews where I like to list my top reasons to Play or Skip the game.

Play:

  • A unique new survival game
  • Multiplayer Fun
  • Crafting Fun

 

Skip:

  • If you get seasick lol
  • If you prefer survival games where you can explore land and new areas

Have you played Raft? What games are you currently playing? Do you like Survival Games? Let’s talk survival!

-Luna 🙂