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Ashwalkers Review

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Posted: 2 weeks ago, last updated 3 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Ashwalkers is an adventure survival game where you play a small group facing the aftermath of an apocalyptic volcano. You journey through a wild landscape, encountering dangers and strangers. It's a challenge of survival notable for its understated visuals and branching outcomes.

As you lead the party to explore, find food and hopefully survive for long enough to find shelter, the choices you make will affect the outcome of the story. You need to manage each person's health, tiredness, level of hope and injuries.

You progress through the desolate wasteland 200 years after the aforementioned eruption. To survive you need to scavenge for combustibles for fire, medication to deal with wounds and food.
Your job it to keep your squad alive through storms of ash, acid rain, and the grey blizzard. As you do you discover the relationships and tensions between the group. This must be carefully managed as well, if you are to work together to reach safety.

The visuals are colourless and match the desolate situation. But they are detailed and require attention to manage your resources and make the best choices. Depending on your decisions there are 34 endings for each 2-hour play through.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating:

Release Date: 15/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Role-Playing and Simulation

Developer: @_Nameless_XIII_

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours to play a round of this game. With 34 outcomes the game will warrant a number of play throughs.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16+.


This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated ESRB TEEN.

 

Ashwalkers contains texts depicting violence, killing and death (humans and animals). Illustrations of violence (blood, bodies and skeletons).

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.


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