I played this on a PS Now trial and thought it looked promising, so picked it up on Steam to play it on a better screen. I’ve already rage quit three times, so generally wouldn’t recommend it. As far as I can tell, it’s basically Dark Souls set in a dystopian future. The story starts out really well, so it’s a shame it just ended up like that it could have been much more interesting. In line with Souls games, you grind for money, levels and gear, there are campfires, enemies respawn when you save, combat is clunky, and you lose everything when you die (unless you corpse run without dying again). I generally hate stamina based combat - it makes the clunky combat even more tiresome.
This is one of those games that doesn’t feel “hard but fair” like Hollow Knight where the game is hard but the controls are so good that difficulty is down to your skill and reactions. This is one of those games where it’s hard because animations last forever, you can’t cancel them and enemies can rush you from behind while you’re fighting something else.
Oh and it crashed a couple of times just before I got back to the med-bay, goodbye progress!
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