Green Hell is a survival simulation currently in the early access phase. Regardless of its infancy, it seems that Creepy Jar is doing a good job and, even more important, an interesting idea is behind the game. We are always glad to see a survival title that is not a cliché and we were positively surprised by this title.
No Mistake Is Forgiven
Although we cannot claim this, there is a chance that the development team found inspiration in The Forest, another survival that appeared fairly recently. The core premise is the same – you are left alone in the rainforests of Amazon and your only goal is to survive. This is going to be incredibly difficult, especially since dangers are everywhere around you.
Green Hell starts with a tutorial that manages to explain how everything works and make the process interesting. The moment you begin playing you realize that this game won’t be forgiving. There are all types of creatures coming to get you and that incredibly captures the feeling of being alone in a rainforest. You might get bitten by a venomous snake and, if you do not have a way to make the antidote, a terrible death will be waiting in just a couple of hours.
The Notebook Is an Important Asset
When it comes to resources, you will encounter plenty of them during your travel. Fortunately, you have a backpack that can be used for storing inventory. Even though it might not be clear why a particular item is useful immediately, we suggest keeping it for when you learn. It will take some trial and error to figure out what you can and can’t do. For example, you can drink dirty water if you are really thirsty. However, if you drink too much, it will be fatal.
A notebook that the character has on him will serve well for writing down successful combinations of items and everything else that may be discovered along the way. At this moment, there is no apparent goal in Green Hell. The authors promise a story mode and this might be the main reason why the game is still in the early access phase. For now, it is just a question of how long you can survive.
Why Wouldn’t You Die in a Beautiful Environment?
Dealing with various creatures and finding a way to make useful tools is not the only trouble you will have while playing the game. You will occasionally encounter people from local tribes. There is no point in trying to make friends with them as they only want to roast you for dinner. On top of that, you need to monitor your level of sanity as our hero, just like anyone alone in a rainforest, often doubts himself.
When it comes to graphics, the game left more than a good impression considering that this is still not a final version. There are no glitches and the level of detail is admirable. If you have to die dozens of times, at least you will do so in a beautiful environment.