It’s not often a game comes along that keeps me intrigued to the point of obsession. One of the latest titles to do so is a game called SCUM, and it’s currently available to play via Steam’s Early Access.
You wake on a beach, or in the snow, or maybe the desert, depending on which part of the island you clicked on when you started your game, which spawn region sounded like the smartest choice. Before all that, you’d decided what colour hair your character will have, as well as your skin colour, your gender and how tall you are. You even adjusted the size of your muscles (shouldn’t have skipped leg day). You’ve read some guides online, all of them eager to help you out with your first Ark outing, and you’ve learnt that anywhere on the beach (East or South) is the safest bet. Are you ready? Good.
This is the brutal reality of the new desert location: out here death will find you using teeth, stingers, claws or heat.
We smear a tanker full of sunscreen (that’s 20,800 litres of sunscreen, in case you’re wondering) on our sexy bodies and take a squint at the blazing-hot Ark: Survival Evolved expansion.
I feel like I’m practically a camel at this point. Time to start practising my moos, neighs or whatever it is they do. Don’t camels spit? I think they spit, and there’s probably some form of growl in their vocabulary as well. Hang on, this just in – I did a bit of YouTube research, and camels actually make a sound that’s a bit like Chewbacca being eaten alive by a Sarlacc.
Ark: Survival Evolved‘s dinosaur taming and survival gameplay continues to make a good impression. Despite the fact that it’s still in Early Access, the title has now received a large, “completely finished” expansion pack titled Scorched Earth. This brings with it new environments, tools and dragons.
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