Just over 2 weeks ago I had the joy of playing 12 hours straight of Green Hell, with some additional hours after I got some highly needed sleep. This hard-core survival drew me in like no other survival game before, aside from the late nights spent on Ark with friends, taming in the night. With only a gap of a fortnight, Green Hell has released a new update to the game following along with their roadmap posted shortly after its early access beginning, the Animal update.
Introducing 8 new animals, from armadillos and bats to more spider types and Pumas, Green Hell is flushed with even more in the way of predator and prey as you make your way across the map. Alongside the addition of new wildlife, the spawn locations of creatures have been shuffled around, snakes being placed in different locations to bite at your heels or Cougar locations being swapped with Pumas. Adding in both difficulty and variety, the new animals do help with gaining food for survival, but also death in the form of venom and claws.
Just before the animal update we also had a patch to destroy crafted items, or objects, which was a welcome addition. My base was getting a bit cramped with leaves and bone axes. Following in suit with this destroying mechanic, constructions can also be destroyed. This is another great addition as we will need to destroy even more as the update brought with it several new buildings to craft.
As one of my more integral requirements, we can now build modular shelters instead of the singular ones we were able to in the beginning. We can create frames, around 1 foot taller than the player, to which we can attach other frames, sheds, and roofing. Alongside housing, the developers have also added in racks to store your crafting wood and sticks. The housing is extremely useful as you can now setup larger campfire and smoking stations, protected against the weather.
While it may not have been added in this update, possibly a prior patch, the addition of new voice lines for the insanity was amazing. We had a name drop of the game from the voice in our head, more screams, and shouts which made the whole ordeal of going crazy more enjoyable.
As well as all the additions, the game has seen plenty of bug fixes, optimisations, and overall improvements. If they continue this work onto later updates then Green Hell will definitely shape up to be a must buy, especially with the final promise of co-op. I have high hopes for Green Hell in the future, if the quality of updates, and the speed at which they release, continue like this.
You may find the full list of additions and changes here: https://steamcommunity.com/games/815370/announcements/detail/1685927830192177608