It’s easy to see how the popular game known as Amogus has a lot of similarities with Project Winter, a game recently ported to Switch. After all, this is a game of social deception in which the premise is that there are enemies in the team who want to Sabotage, and one of these enemies could be you. However, Project Winter mixes the aspect of social deception with an element of survival, namely the harsh winter weather and its environment.
Anyone who has played the Sussy Baka game may think that it will be easy to play as one of the traitors (that is, the cheater): pretend that you are working on the targets (that is, tasks), find an opportunity to strike, and then finish. However, this is not the matter in the Winter project. Firstly, One-Shot finishs don’t happen here. Traitors have to hack, hack, hack with their axes or weapons to send a survivor.
Secondly, the survivors can action back. Yes, as a survivor, you are not so weak with traitors; they can defend themselves and take care of the traitors themselves (but more often than not they need the support of other survivors).
Like the og Sus game, in Project Winter there are things that the traitors have in their Arsenal that only you can do. They are able to dig up Caches filled with traps that they can use against survivors. They are also able to make lethal weapons like rifles that can do the finishs in one shot, but it is often stored for the after stages of the game, as the items needed to make them are quite difficult to obtain. On the contrary, survivors can log in and vote for whom they doubtful they are traitors, and a majority vote ejects that player from the game.
What can overwhelm players with Project Winter will be The survival element. In addition to the Standard health bar, there are two more statistics that you need to worry about: heat and hunger. Both are constantly draining as they navigate the harsh winter conditions, and the survivors and traitors must be careful and work to maintain themselves, as health piecess if they miss one of the bars. For the survivors, it’s about knowing how to cook food and keep the fire going while achieving their goals. For the traitors, it’s about figuring out how to get along with the survivors long enough to find a window of offense.
Discovering these new elements of Amogus will be a challenge. There is a lot to discover, and although there is a tutorial, it is not as robust as it could be. Most often, it is the other players who teach them the ropes of the game. Once you understand how Project Winter works, the fun factor increases significantly.
Another problem I have experienced is the fact that the game seems unbalanced to be a traitor. It just seems a lot easier to send survivors (and actually more fun) than to survive and achieve goals. True, at most of the parties where I was part of the group of traitors, the survivors did not know how to unite. Maybe they were so used to the individual tasks that the other game is so used to, but in Project Winter, working as a group as a survivor seems to be the key to victory.
All in all, Project Winter is a game that you should try if you are bored of playing the og social Deception game. It adds new levels of Gameplay elements and really consolidates the teamwork to make the dream work. Just be aware that there is a slight learning curve that requires a few games as a survivor and a traitor so that you can finally start enjoying the game.