Don't Starve Review
Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 3 days ago.
There are a variety of versions of this game and all play in a similar fashion. Of note, Don't Starve Together is a version of the game that adds the option to play with another player in the same place. This is not available on Switch or iOS currently.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 6 players online. Don't Starve Together version of the game is required for multiplayer features. You can set-up your own server via Steam and then play in the same world, each player with their own device.
This game has been rated PEGI 12+.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
Game contains occasional mild violence towards human characters and the use of mild swearing. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Violence within the game, which takes the form of physical encounters with animal-like or fantasy like characters, can result in the demise of the player's character. After being hit a sufficient number of times the player's character falls to the ground and a splash screen appears indicating that the character is dead. The violence however is non-realistic looking. There is also the use of mild swearing in the game - the word 'bloody' is used.
The game's main menu includes a link to the games forum and a community page. Both are moderated by the publisher Klei Entertainment.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. 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. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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