“Night has fallen and the temperature is dropping. Alone in the forests of the Yukon, you must find a way to build a fire-but time is running out.” -Poptropica Survival Tour http://www.poptropica.com/island-tour/survival.html
Poptropica: Survival just might be the masterpiece we have waited for.
On Thursday March 20, Poptropica released the first episode of Survival. What is unique about “Survival”, is that it is the first ever episodic island. That means, that small “islands or quests” will be released quicker than any other island. In my opinion, that is a great idea. Ever since we got the New and Improved Islands, we have had to wait even longer for a new island to be released. One of the cool things about Survival, is the fact that it has all of the features a New and Improved Island would, and we didn’t have to wait forever for it to come out!
In this review, I will go over several things about the new Survival Island, including story, music, background/landscape, and more.
Please feel free to comment on what you think!
*May contain slightly small spoilers*
When you click the Survival island, you see a short scene of your blimp being hit by lightening and dark weather, and you are soon trapped in the Yukon forest. Great.
You can hear the wind blowing, and the twigs snapping, and a quiet music in the air, as if that will calm you down. It doesn’t. You need to find supplies to build a fire, as your body temperature slowly decreases.
In the distance, you hear pecking on bark. A woodpecker. The Poptropica Creator’s didn’t forget a single detail when it came to the music. It actually helps you in the game, when you need to follow the bird in the trees. As you progress through the story, you notice that you haven’t turned off the music, which is very different. Usually, you turn off the music after awhile, because it gets very annoying and stuck in your head. But there you are, still finding dry kindling with the wind whistling in your ears. You don’t want to turn it off. The music adds another layer of the warmth you don’t have, and are trying to find.
The landscape/background of the forest is simple, but actually looks like a cartoon forest. Even the grass dances in the wind. On any other island, there are distinct differences in each “area” or “street of some sort”, but the forest almost looks alike, everywhere you go. That’s another awesome thing. It makes you almost feel lost, like you are really in the Yukon freezing your toes off. Almost.
The storyline. Not much too it, but I have to admit, that is was kind of challenging. Much more than Monster Carnival and Mocktropica. Those two islands didn’t take me very long to complete (neither did Survival) but at least in the Yukon, I didn’t know where to go to find supplies. In Mocktropica and Monster Carnival, it seemed like they handed you the tools you needed, instead of having you look for them yourself.
Overall, I think Survival was just what we needed. I can tell you that I am excited to “catch my next meal under the ice” in the second episode: Hook, Line, and Sinker, coming soon.
Survival: Crash Landing rating: 4.5/5
Hope you enjoyed my review! 🙂 (I will likely do another one for the second episode)