I beloved The Forest. My small staff of survivors dedicated a bit below forty hours constructing fortifications across the crash zone, scouring for meals and uncommon weapons in sprawling underground caverns, and protecting cannibals and, later, grotesque mutants at bay. The sequel, Sons of the Forest, obtained two trailers earlier this yr, highlighting a newfound emphasis on storytelling. An unnamed NPC – particularly, a nonvolatile mutant – is slated to be the participant’s companion. However past montages and brief motion sequences, earlier Sons of the Forest footage impressed extra questions than solutions.
A brand new trailer (see under) continues that thrilling, albeit irritating, custom of narrative vagueness. Nonetheless, this time round, we lastly obtained a launch date set for Spring 2022.
As you possibly can anticipate, Sons of the Forests’ mechanics construct upon the survival horror programs from the primary recreation. Amassing supplies to craft makeshift shelters and searching gear has returned. The consuming mechanic – most notable when the participant character kills a turtle and eats its uncooked meat (rattling!) – is again as effectively. And, in fact, when you enterprise into dense forests or descend into pitch-black caves, horrifying enemies await. New variants of mutants with fleshy bristles and conjoined torsos would require new weapons to be bested – shotguns, stun batons, and extra will help you within the open world.
Javy Gwaltney additionally loved The Forest, awarding it a 9 in his Recreation Informer review and concluding with:
“Perhaps the highest praise I can give The Forest is just how natural the game ties together. A lot of emergent storytelling games often end up having a novelty that overstays its welcome by the end … The Forest is a triumph, both for the survival genre as well as gruesome horror. It gives players just the right amount of freedom to enjoy the challenge of this hellish nightmare.”
Sons of the Forest launches on Could 20, 2022, for PC. If you happen to haven’t performed the primary recreation but, I’d extremely suggest it, and be sure you learn Javy’s 30 Wacky And Gross Things You Can Do In The Forest piece when you’re at it!