The river goes on forever, but the party eventually ends.
The Flame in the Flood hits a little close to home. In the fall of '98 I watched as the San Antonio and Guadalupe rivers near my home swelled out of their banks to drown miles of the surrounding countryside, carting off whole houses and trees with the same ease that ants carry away crumbs of bread. The waters cut us off for days, and least 31 people died.

Up until now I donít think I've ever seen a game properly capture the despair and (yes) beauty of those days, but this visually attractive procedurally generated survival sim comes frightfully close. Itís hardly the toughest survival sim around, and itís hobbled by a needlessly complicated menu system, but in those wonderful moments when it finds its flow, itís a game to remember.
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