Haven | Quick and Dirty 30

A pair of star-cross’d lovers make their lives anew

Two intergalactic fugitives are on the run. Their crime? Loving each other. Their sentences? Marrying another. Do they accept? Never — on this far-flung forgotten world is a haven they can call their own, where true love will conquer all. In this video, I played through the first thirty minutes of Haven, releasing the footage completely unedited. I already wrote about an entire library’s worth on the amazing must-play that is Haven, so if you want to read more about my review, feel free to glide on over to that page.

Of course, I could speak for hours about this GOTY material of a game, so here’s a few more words. Why not?

Pros: Practically perfect in every way. The colors were electrifying, the music was soothing while energizing, Yu and Kay’s relationship was revolutionary in its compassionate maturity, and the gameplay itself was fun. It was awesome to discover more about the planet, Source, over time — for example, all islets have a naming convention, every islet in one column beginning with a “Gu” sound, the next column over with a “Ne” sound, etc. It’s the culmination of those little details that make you realize there’s something massive here, but in the end, it’s best to listen to your feelings and Haven itself as you play to get the most out of this phenomenal title.

Cons: There isn’t much here to dislike at all. Any complaint I’ve seen can be easily addressed in-game. Don’t like clearing out all the rust? It’s mostly optional anyway. Sick of gliding from Point A to Point B? Why not use Birble to fast travel? Combat taking too long? Speed it up with a tonic. This is a game that can be speedrun for those in a rush, but if you’re not interested in making Source your own, you miiiiight be missing the point of Haven. After all, if you’ve run away to a deserted planet to spend the rest of your life with your lover, what’s the hurry? Stop and smell the creamberries!

Check out Haven on Steam, Xbox One X, and PS5 today!

Heather Johnson Yu
Born at a very young age; self-made thousandaire. Recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things. Covered in cat hair. Probably the best sleeper in the world. Still haven't completed the civil war quest in Skyrim but I'm kind of okay with that. Too rad to be sad.

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