Remnant: From the AshesAug 20, 2019
The world is in ruins. Only a remnant of mankind remains, hunted to near extinction by horrors from another world. As one of the few survivors left, you will venture into portals to fantastic realms to gather the resources and firepower needed to fight back and retake what was lost. Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival-action game set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by mythical creatures. The game provides players and up to three of their friends with a unique, customizable gameplay experience filled with intense shooting and melee combat, gear and weapon crafting, character progression and dynamically-generated levels that offer an infinite number of ways to explore and take on deadly monsters and epic bosses.
A good game, with fantastic game feel, but you can really tell there was a focus on multiplayer.
Enemies tend to swarm you and bosses have tons of additional enemies. The procedural generation feels pretty pointless and actually kind of weakens the whole experience. There's also some weird imperialist undertones in the game that just left a bad taste in my mouth.
At the end of the day, through, the combat just feels good. Dodging, rolling, shooting. It's a visceral satisfaction that's hard to explain. I feel the action in my gut.
Worth checking out, especially if you have folks to play with.
Remnant from the Ashes is one of the big surprises of the year for me. The "Darksiders 3"-developers are strongly oriented to the Souls series, but provide a fresh interpretation of the fighting system. Of course, this is mainly due to the fact that firearms are used here. There isn't a huge selection of them, but the weapons you find or craft yourself are usually quite unique among them. The gunplay is mostly very satisfying. In addition there are some melee weapons, armor, modifications and passive abilities that allow interesting character builds.
In terms of gameplay Remnant is a challenge, especially if you play it solo. This is due to the fact that your character can't take many hits and on the other hand that on average there are a lot of (annoying) adds in the boss battles. When teaming up with up to three people, the game gets a little bit easier, but depending on the boss, is still a challenge. Rule number 1: Dodge and memorize boss mechanics.
Remnant: From the Ashes offers interesting approaches in terms of story and dialogue, but also no more than that. First and foremost, players who like a slightly different Souls-experience and co-op games will get their money's worth.
Great gunplay, a lot of enemy variety, interesting weapons, and mods.
Provides a good challenge if you're solo like I was, although the game glitched for me at the very end and the ending cutscene didn't play, leaving my character in limbo, thankfully you can reroll your campaign and try to get the other bosses/randomly generated content.
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