Nether - Watcher
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Nether is a fast-paced survival game that forces you to make quick life-saving decisions in an unforgiving environment. In this post-apocalyptic urban world, death is waiting around every corner, at the top of high-rise buildings, and in the grasp of powerful teleporting creatures known as 'Nethers'. These creatures and the other players are real challenges to overcome, requiring tactical gameplay, awareness, stealth, and cooperation. To navigate this high-tension environment, you must use skill and cunning in order to scavenge, trade, craft or loot for food, weapons, supplies, and other resources necessary to stay alive in a desolate and dangerous city. Team up with other survivors and take advantage of group play, as a tribe, to complete treacherous world objectives, or play as a lone wolf in an attempt to endure the hostile environment. In the end you must decide whether to Prey or Pray
The game's landscape is a beautifully conceived vision of a post apocalyptic Chicago, ravaged by disaster and time. Almost every low and high-rise building can be individually explored in a cityscape that stretches 150 blocks. Beyond the city lies the Wastelands, an unforgiving desolate landscape that is slowly sinking into the earth.
SURVIVE, CRAFT, TRADE, LOOT AND SHOOT
Start off, armed only with a kitchen knife and scavenge your way through an environment on a daily battle to stay alive. Beware the Nether, poor mutated souls who roam the city in search of human flesh. Scavenge for food and water to stay nourished, and search for useful items that could be crafted into makeshift weapons to help in your battle for life. Hunt and kill Nether to trade their body parts to the mysterious Cult located in the few markets that scatter the city. Over time, build up your skills and earn rewards for surviving each precious new day. But always beware of the other survivors who may be only one moment away from death, and see killing you and looting your possessions as their only salvation.
TRIBES AND TERRITORY WARS
Find safety in numbers by joining a tribe. Only tribes can capture and own territory, and the urban landscape is the perfect setting for turf domination. Compete with rival tribes in territory wars for control of the city by capturing strategic landmarks to reap resources and experience; prove your dominance over all other tribes. Spy on rival tribes or infiltrate and kill them by playing as a Nether. Ambush them from above by swooping in for the kill using the wing suit. Tribes change the survival experience by establishing a true social construct, with all the consequences of behavior that you would expect in the real world. Your actions have real repercussions enforced organically through reputation and standing.
PLAYER AND GROUP MISSIONS
Players can complete an assortment of individual or group missions to earn money, experience and reputation. Perform vital supply runs between the markets, work with your tribe to take down the swarms of Nether lead by the vicious boss Reaper that sporadically surge to attack neighborhoods, or keep the creatures out of the Safezones by working in groups to repair the anti-nether devices when they fail.
Nether offers a wide variety of character customization and allows you to play as a male or female character. There is a huge selection of cosmetic items and player taunts to assert your individuality along with entire outfits to play roles like survivalist, soldier and biker - or even just play in your underwear.
First-person perspective creates a true survival experience
Meld of PvE (player versus environment) and PvP (player versus player) gameplay
New weapons and items become available as players explore the game world
Up to 64 players per game server
Single purchase, downloadable client allows full game access without subscription
Watcher Pack includes:
- Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features
Good Survival Horror Game, shows a lot of promise in the futureHighlander9782 | July 6, 2014 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »
The game is similar to Day Z, but instead of zombies, you have monsters all around you in a post-apocalyptic world that's in ruins.
The map is very large, and going to expand in the future. The game can get very intense and scary especially if you're alone and its night time in the game when a lot of the creatures show up. There's 8 different monsters right now, some crawlers, golems are massive monsters, watchers are monsters on rooftops looking around with a red infrared vision for survivors. If you get close to any creature, they will be chasing you down, and its hard to lose them. I think weapons can be bought, I've only been finding gun parts and crafting them, and are scarce. I've seen servers for up to 64 players. Most of the time when I meet another player, I trust them, and follow them because they drop some supplies, and I usually get ambushed by his friends and killed so they can rob my supplies. Its hard to trust anybody in the game, and I've seen speed hackers as well. The safe-zone part of the map is free from violence and allows you to trade and meet other people but I've noticed that when you leave the safe-zone, there's people waiting for you to ambush and kill you so be careful. You can add friends on your social list so you can see there location on your map to meet them. The graphics are great, I just noticed some bugs and buggy monster AI that gets stuck in corners and walls.
If you like survival horror games, you should give this game a try, updates are being added.
Could be one of the greatsKalmado07 | June 29, 2014 | See all Kalmado07's reviews »
Graphics are very well done. Movement and controls (K&M) seem well so far, although controller support would be nice. Dying truly means something since you lose all you have gained. There seems to be complaints how the PvP aspect is nothing more than campers destroying you as soon as you spawn. I have yet to see this.
This game could really turn into something great. Hopefully the developers continuously update and fix anything that needs fixing. I hope to play this for awhile.