[Editor’s note: In honor of Tail of the Sun being the first game to EVER have a successful write-in campaign on our games poll, and thus ending up on UPickVG 5’s Available Games List, we decided to let our guard down and allow Grant to write another one of his “game reviews,” this one about Tail of the Sun. Please tell us we’re not about to regret this decision.]
As a caveperson in an early sandbox game, you’ll spend most of your days exploring and accomplishing absolutely nothing. You might find some weird statues that make you contemplate life, or climb a mountain by running straight up a slope that’s at a 90 degree angle, or hunt some deer or a pack of glowing green sabertooth tigers. Maybe you spend your days eating Japanese cookies scattered all over the ground (no really) so that you can tweak your stats to give you and your offspring some gloriously powerful genitals.
Then, hopefully you get a chance to bring some meat back to your tribe so that they can survive and breed some increasingly weird, scary people. I don’t want to spoil all the fun, but we’ve seen everything from guys with stained glass faces, to a hideous spiderface woman.
Did I mention the narcolepsy? Your cavecreature needs sleep, but there isn’t any visual cue or stat that you can watch in order to know when they’ll get tired. They just suddenly fall down and sleep whenever they feel like they need it. Even MID JUMP DURING A FIGHT WITH A MAMMOTH.
TLDR: this is the best game ever.
[Editor’s note: Well, that happened. And you can donate to see Tail of the Sun in UPickVG 5, June 3rd-5th, and also to bring clean water to people who need it in the developing world.]