Mr. Prepper challenges you to fight your way out of a dystopian hell – GameSpew

Mr. Prepper sees you building a space rocket to blast your way out of a nightmarish Mega-MAGA world.

You read correctly. You might think a lot of “prepper” guys would vote for Mr. Prepper’s fascist president, certainly not Donald-Trump, but your protagonist has every intention of getting out of Dodge, even if that means blowing himself up in space. .

It’s your end of the game, anyway. Despite the prospect of a deranged leader unleashing nuclear war, he doesn’t quite carry the same weight as This war of mine, although it looks like a mash-up of this title and most ironic Fallout shelter.


There’s a lot of crafting and trading involved, as you might expect, but seeing your subhouse complex grow and become (mostly) self-sufficient is fun. You just have to pay attention to yourself, although it probably makes me look like a monster, you are not left to decide which people are “dead weight”.

And yes, it’s a little silly, but being able to put a whole crafting bench in my pocket made me laugh. But wait, “you might be thinking,” crafting is an overwhelming and tedious pastime. “I’ve been known to balk at games that employ crafting but in Mr. Prepper, crafts is the game so that it does not distract you from a more entertaining activity.

If you hate to tinker with every fiber of your being, Mr. Prepper will not convert you. But that sweetens matters by bringing in the “secret” police, who send an agent to your door to verify that you are not in possession of contraband. Building a bunker right under their noses is a real rush, just like running around like a headless chicken, trying to remember if you have something lying around the house that might be getting you in trouble.

I would have loved to be able to control my character with the controller; instead, you have to click to send it to its destination, which feels a bit heavy. I’m also not 100%, uh, on board, with the idea of ​​jumping in a rocket; the idea of ​​surviving the post-apocalypse, Fall style, attracts me more.

But in the case of Mr. PrepperIt’s the travel, plagued by supply shortages and nosy visits, not the destination, that matters. And while I don’t see myself playing twice (although there is potential for a speedrun here), this somewhat silly survival outing is worth locking up.

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