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Dead in Bermuda is a survival strategy RPG.
You are in control of a group of plane crash survivors as they try to live long enough
to be rescued, whilst uncovering the mysteries of the jungle on the island.
The gameplay is fairly simple with very nice execution.
Each day you have two turns to complete actions and a final nighttime stage to share out food
and see how everyone’s relationships are progressing.
During the day you move characters to the desired station, balance resources with tasks,
try to produce enough food and water, keep everyone rested and not too depressed.
Whilst maintaining the camp you also need to explore the island to understand the mysteries
of the jungle and find a way to escape.
As your survivors complete tasks they will level up their skills.
The exact starting points is random but each character will always be better at certain
skills than others to begin with.
A lot of the game relies on dice rolls but there is a lot more strategy than randomness.
I know most of the games I play have a 3D, low poly, vibrant colours art style but I
actually really love the 2D, hand drawn visuals used here.
I love the environments and the characters are really interesting and varied.
It also has really good sound design.
There is such a satisfying ‘thunk’ when placing survivors and the music is relaxing
and not too obtrusive.
I’ve played for over 30 hours and the music hasn’t annoyed me yet!
The only negative I can think of is that the ambient sounds of the jungle are a little
annoying when you’re switching through a lot of areas to find something.
It could do with just two more seconds before the bird calls start.
Now, what I’ve described so far probably doesn’t sound like the most relaxing experience.
However, there are two difficulty modes, normal and easy.
For a relaxing experience then easy is the way to go.
Your survivor’s mood and health will deteriorate much slower making it more manageable and
allowing you to explore the jungle and craft away with little concern.
You can enjoy the story in a more relaxed way.
Normal difficulty is so much harder.
Quite frankly, your survivors are not going to have a good time.
They’ll get exhausted, hungry and depressed much faster and dealing with sickness and
injuries is much trickier.
Good if you’re up for a challenge though.
I really liked playing Dead in Bermuda.
Having played through the story on easy I’m now working on completing it on normal difficulty.
It’s a fun, sometimes challenging experience that I found perfect to unwind with for an
hour at the end of the day.
So I give Dead in Bermuda the Chilled Out Seal of Approval.
If you want to give it a go there’s a demo available on Steam so you can play through
the first 5 days for free.
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