Alder’s Blood is a gritty, dark experience. There is no way around that. You-know-what will hit the fan, people will die, and demonic beings will make your crew members scream in terror. Unless of course you somehow manage to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, taking the fights to them, making all the right decisions and only taking risks when absolutely necessary. Aw, who am I kidding? Everyone’s already dead in this uncanny battle against the forces of darkness; they just don’t know it yet.
Just kidding. I mean, the odds of your survival are slim, but keep downwind and perhaps you might be able to turn the tables, changing prey to predator. Maybe. Beats giving up in any case, and with such a lovely art style, you’d be crazy to not want to experience as much of this as humanly possible. If you are even human. I mean, the game does task you with destroying your god. Because anything less will simply not do, I guess?
This is a world that has been shaped by struggle, one where mankind has not had the freedom to develop and advance its technology.
Either way, both stealth and exceptionally laid out tactics have to be on the menu for success to be even remotely within reach. That and careful resource management, of course, so make sure someone’s always scavenging nearby locations for… items of importance. What, dark artifacts? Uh, I didn’t say anything about dark artifacts. But seriously, those freaky things are in the game, and I’d wager they will provide the means to truly turn the tide in your favor. If used properly.
Do make sure everyone’s well-rested for what lies ahead though, as a tired hunter is of little use to anyone -- except, you know, monster food. And believe me, there are better ways to end it all, should it come to that. Which it might before you know it if you are not careful when faced with “the manifestations of your god’s decay”. So, who’s ready to join the hunt?