I’ve been posting and following Focus Home Interactive and Deck13’s The Surge for a while now. The first E3 impressions, if I remember rightly, showed a world and combat inspired by mechanics of Dark Souls. With the release of Zero Dawn on PS4 I see some similarities in the setting now but the recent CGI trailer offers a few hints on the upcoming title aimed for launch on May 16th.
We see that the favoured axe weapon switched out for a large, almost monster hunter sized greatsword yet still being able to nimbly move around with the large sword. We see the variety of enemies in the robots as well as the more humanoid one which could offer different approaches in combat. Then there are the subtle story hints suggested through the trailer.
All in all, The Surge looks to be shaping up quite nicely. As a standalone experience, it may offer fans of Dark Souls or Lords of the Fallen something extra to play.