Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Distrust by Cheerdealers and Alawar Premium. I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Distrust is an isometric survival game that’s heavily inspired by John Caprenter’s The Thing. The game takes place in and around an arctic base. The character’s you choose crash land in a helicopter and must survive the cold. There’s also an alien species of anomalies that you’ll need to survive against as well.
To survive you’ll need to search each of the buildings in the sector to find valuable resources. Resources include wood, coal, food, first-aid kits, bandages and pills. Each item has a function in the game. Wood and coal are used to fuel heaters while pills are used to cure food poisoning. There are also tools that will aid you in your exploration as well. These include an axe, toolbox, saw, crowbar, shovel and hammer. You can use these to get into hard to reach areas, repair objects or break down other objects.
Since this is a survival game, you’ll need to manage each character’s vitals as well. You’ll need to make sure your character’s stay warm, are rested and have eaten. If any of these meters run out, the character’s health bar will drop and they run the risk of dying.
As you make your way through the 6 sectors of the game, it becomes more difficult to survive. You’ll find more broken objects and you’ll need to refuel heaters and generators more often. The anomalies you encounter also become mote plentiful and aggressive.
As you play the game, you’ll also have the opportunity to unlock new characters. This depends on the difficulty you’re playing on though. In adventure (Easy) mode you’ll only be able to unlock 2 but in challenge (Hard) mode you’ll be able to unlock all of them.
Overall, Distrust is a pretty fun survival game but I will admit that the game does get a bit repetitive after a while. This is because the objective in each sector is the same, find the exit. Even though the way you achieve this goal is different, you’re still doing the same thing. If you’re in the market for a fun survival game to play in your free time then Distrust might be worth checking out.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!