The Surge is an action adventure game from studio Deck13 Interactive, the studio who previous had a similar styled gameLords of the Fallen. This latest title has a very different setting from the previous outing, where players are not fighting mythological beasts in a fantasy setting, instead fighting man made constructions in a futuristic setting.
You may have not have heard of The Surge if this is the first article you have seen on this site. Are you looking for a Souls fix? Finished all the DLC for Dark Souls 3 and missing a fix on Xbox One?
Well look no further. Focus Home interactive bring you The Surge a futuristic mech suit souls-esque game. Watch some of the combat trailers and you will see the mechanics of the souls game coming through. With a few extra tweaks, gathering parts to upgrade requires careful executions to remove limbs, lovely.
I'll admit, I never played Of Orcs and Men, where Styx made his first appearance or Styx: Master of shadows, Styx's first main game, and one I've had in my library for a little while. I've always enjoyed stealth games, games that require you to sneak around, have done since i played Metal Gear Solid for Playstation. I was never particularly great at them, but the thrill of trying to reach your objective without being spotted and if you are, having to then fight your way through or flee. Needless to say I was rather excited to get my hand on on Focus Home Interactive's latest title, Styx: Shard of Darkness and see what this game was all about. Despite having no previous experience in Styx's universe, I thought i would be perfect for this job as it means i can judge the game not only on how it plays, but how easy it is to access for newer players.
The first installment of Styx gathered quite the gathering of supporters. Players welcomed the opportunity to play as the 'bad' goblin in another stealth adventure game. However, the character of Styx looks to capitalize on the whole Deadpool and breaking the 4th wall. The trailer even references and casually jabs at assassins creed. Early gameplay looks to create quite a detailed high fantasy game with some great stealth combat. Fans of high fantasy settings blended with comic humour should check this out. Here's the launch trailer to wet your appetite.
New ideas in triple-A development of games are always heartwarming to see. One that has seemingly snuck under the radar is Greedfall. Greedfall, by Focus Home Interactive,looks to be a 17th century RPG but with heavy elements of fantasy and magic. Check out the reveal trailer below