The idea of a text based adventure game on Switch definitely piqued my interest but I wasn't ready for what A Dark Room had in store for me. On the surface it is a game about building up an encampment for the sake of survival, by the end...well, it's not something I'll spoil. The game has a firm sense of progression throughout and didn't overstay its welcome, my own first playthrough clocking in at only 215 minutes.
Visually, A Dark Room is entirely black and white boxes and characters. Everything is conveyed through text and brief sound cues (that are very fitting in their own right). What really impressed me about A Dark Room, however, was the imagery it evoked from my imagination, as the game progressed my vision of it changed as well as the way I percieved the world. This certainly isn't a game for anybody wanting rich visuals and an orchestral soundtrack but for anybody who may be a fan of text based adventure games or wants to give one a try I'd definitely recommend this title.