- 1 An Introduction to Raft Survival Simulator
- 2 Raft Survival Simulator : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Raft Survival Simulator
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Raft Survival Simulator
- 5 Personal Impressions of Raft Survival Simulator
- 6 App Specifics for Raft Survival Simulator
- 7 Download Raft Survival Simulator
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Raft Survival Simulator
Set adrift in the middle of the ocean, Raft Survival Simulator pits players against the elements as they must scour the horizon to find floating debris to craft into tools and equipment which aid in the fight for survival!
Do you have what it takes to live life on the open water?
Raft Survival Simulator : Gameplay
With the left side of the screen controlling movement and the right directing point of view and action movement is universally simple and very fluid. They can however be switched left and right or to a virtual joystick style or even a virtual keypad / arrows!
After collecting a few basic items players can craft tools such as fishing lines, drinking cups, ropes, spears to fend of fearsome sharks, hammers expand your raft and axes to cut down trees etc. By crafting efficiently and planned building, the time adrift can quickly evolve from harsh survival to a relaxing on a luxurious floating galleon!
Features of Raft Survival Simulator
— Gathering – Collect all necessary items from the ocean: tools, crafting materials, food and more!
— Crafting and Building – Advanced crafting system: Items, Buildings, flooring, pillars, rafting stairs, tools, —weapons and more!
— Cooking – Cook your food and filter the salt water!
— Fishing – Try to catch fish and other sea animals to not die out of hunger!
— Farming – Grow vegetables and palm trees!
— Survival – Keep yourself alive at all costs!
— Wilderness survival simulator 3D – Avoid or fight the mighty sea creatures such as the fearless shark!
— A lot of activities to do – crafting, collecting materials, building, fishing, farming, cooking, fighting sharks!
— Real adventure – amazing gameplay and lots of fun guaranteed!
— Cool graphics and easy navigation – an easy and memorable game to play!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Raft Survival Simulator
For best results, when using the hook to gather resources be sure to watch the current and cast further and ahead of the item and then wait to time it right before reeling the hook in. If possible it is easy to salvage items from the rear and sides of the raft rather than the front as items drift towards you from the rear yet away from you if at the front. Furthermore, by calculating positions and angles, it is possible to reel in multiple items with a single throw.
Day ‘n’ Night
As to be expected the night is dark! So whilst standing torches are great to craft to provide some light at night, as well as a bed to pass the time, start out by cooking food and desalinating water by night to replenish stocks, and collect debris and fish during the day! The same can be said of crafting items themselves and expanding your raft etc. Basically collect as much as possible during the day and then do everything else at night.
Sleeping is another great way to pass the night which also replenishes health yet be aware, that sharks can attack at night and if asleep and do not ward them off and repeal them, then players can often wake up to find that sharks have destroyed multiple platforms on the raft. Standing torches also scare off sharks so by placing them at the corners of your raft they will greatly reduce shark attacks! Multiple standing torches are a must!
Crafting different items requires different resources, so it is best to decide what you what to craft and then try to farm as much of the necessary items needed as possible. Scraps are needed to form nails, which in turn are used in many other crafting as is planks which apart from being used to craft furniture etc., can be used to expand your raft which can prevent accidently falling off and becoming shark food. Following on, crates and barrels usually contain a variety of valuable items, so where possible focus on them above single items.
Yet if wanting to wake a well-planned raft then expand your platforms as much as possible before having to craft a water purifier and seed box, which will prevent thirst and hunger. From there continue to expand your raft until a comfortable size before adding furniture and comforts etc.
That said however, building a wide line of collection nets (perpendicular to the oncoming current) should be the first priority as they can gather resources for you without needing to hook them in. Multiple palm trees should be next as they can be harvested for a quick and easy source of materials.
Personal Impressions of Raft Survival Simulator
The concept of Raft Survival Simulator is simple in premise and quickly becomes a fun game that actually grows on you despite being constantly eaten by sharks at the start. This initial phase of having sharks constantly attacking and being able to reach you despite being in the middle of the raft was most annoying to say the least! (Therefore, expand your raft as quickly as possible before crafting luxuries).
The quality of graphics regarding the water was hypnotically real as was the vivid colour changes at sunrise, sunset and times of fog which were equally heartwarming! The sound effects were also pleasantly subtle and without any distracting background music. As with most other simulation games like SimCity BuildIt or PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, the start can be a little tedious and repetitive, yet when persevered the game allows players imaginations to soar as they can build virtually any style structure raft that they can think of!
Yet perhaps the most discernable factor is that Raft Survival Simulator is ridiculously riddled with pop-up advertising which spontaneously appear far too frequently and really, really take away from enjoying the game! The in-app-purchases are also excessive and without much value, which further highlights just how blatant Raft Survival Simulator is simply a cash-grab game with very little substance and devotion to players. Another very minor point which should still be made aware of is that the game chews through battery life, so be sure to have a charger on hand if playing for a considerable length of time!
Had the excess of IAP and advertisements been keep to a more bearable level and perhaps the ability to move items rather than having to destroy them and then rebuild them, along with the option to craft a wide variety of items, even unrealistic zany items, then Raft Survival Simulator could have scored much higher and been a very successful title! A few more creatures and perhaps some very simple added mini games, such as diving for food, items, treasure also would have added a lot more depth and longevity and addiction.
As it stands however, Raft Survival Simulator is a game that has a huge amount of potential yet falls short! It is a great time waster for a while, but the lack of any real end-goal or unlocking of any new items etc., rob the game of any long term playability. Could have earned four stars, yet as is, in my opinion … Two stars out of five.
App Specifics for Raft Survival Simulator
1.6 (iOS) (Last Update Feb 13 2016) (as at the time of writing)
1.6 (Android) (Last Update Feb 13 2016) (as at the time of writing)
87.6 MB (iOS)
35 MB (Android)
500,000 – 1,000,000
7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.3 and above.
Rated for 3+
$0.99 ～ $99.99
Download Raft Survival Simulator
App Store : iOS
Google Play : Android
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