The Final Chapter has been released, and so Raft is finally complete!
When you first fire up Raft you are met with the expansive ocean, floating along on not much more than a few boards lashed to some floating plastic bits.
Which means it’s time to get gathering! Armed with your plastic hook & rope, you drag in the floating debris of a sunken world to build up your raft and start crafting other useful tools.
Once you’ve gotten yourself a decent amount of floor space you can really begin shaping your raft into whatever you’d like it to be.
Getting yourself a sustainable means of cooking food and purifying water in the early game is essential to survival in this game.
Building And Exploration
One of the most enjoyable parts of the game is designing your raft with endless possibilities for the outcome.Crafting yourself the collectors will help to automate some of the gathering process for your raft, as they will scoop up the materials you need to build and repair things, while freeing up time for you to do just that.
The storyline is well built into the game, requiring you to explore one area before the next area can be reached, and gearing you up for the challenges to come along the way.
The story areas are wonderful puzzles to work through with your friends and offer insight to the people who have survived the flooding of the old world.
Some of the story areas contain boss creatures you will have to face, others will be more of a skills test with jump puzzles and other challenges.
We even found the last area to be a good challenge, requiring several attempts to succeed.
A Beautiful Sunken World
One of the greatest things about Raft is how serene some of the journey can be.
Once you have all your creature comforts set up and the raft runs itself, things calm down and you can focus on personalizing your space.
There are storms and other inclement weather events to endure, and if you keep an eye out you can occasionally spot various forms of sea life as it passes your raft.
After completing the story you can continue to decorate your raft with the various collectibles you come across along the way, as well as purchasable decorations from the vending machines later on.
So if you’re into survival games, definitely give Raft a try and bring your friends along for the journey!