Channelling the darkish spirits of Quake and Blood and packing a imply shotgun, Dusk is one in all a handful of recent however pointedly old-school shooters I’m excited for. It’s been in early entry for some time, and you’ll play the primary two episodes now, however the final, weirdest chapter of the game now has a launch date – December 10th. While the ultimate few ranges are nonetheless in manufacturing, dev David Syzmanski and writer New Blood let me take an early tour of its netherworld. It’s good, bizarre and playful stuff – take a peek at it for your self within the new Halloween’y trailer under.
While the primary episode took a bit of time to rise up to hurry, the latter two episodes ramp up a lot sooner and get much more inventive. While episode two was ostensibly about army bases and industrial services, it rapidly obtained into bizarre Quake-inspired territory. Episode 3 (the little bit I’ve performed to date) begins at Quake and will get wild from there. Fractured worlds, pocket biomes and deep dives into volcanic chasms abound. While episode one’s maps felt a bit too chunky and low-fi at occasions, the third’s extra summary nature works in its favour – it’s enjoying to Dusk’s strengths.
While I’ve not encountered any new weapons but, the third episode does convey some enjoyable new enemies, together with a charging melee monster that I’m nonetheless attempting to resolve is good or extremely silly. If nothing else, it’s a really imaginative design, and whereas I’m detest to spoil it, you will get a peek at it right here in today’s patch notes. Looking on the stuff within the trailer above, I’ve clearly obtained a number of extra surprises forward of me. Blood tornadoes, rune-etched ruins and apparently a reality-bending, zero gravity boss battle await within the ultimate minimize, and I can’t wait.
As an apart and a deal with for these hungry for old-school pixelated gore, Blood mega-mod Death Wish up to date once more for Halloween, refining ranges and including co-op and deathmatch help, designed for play through the current BloodGDX supply port. Grab Death Wish here on Mod DB and BloodGDX here. You will, in fact, want Blood to play – the game, not the bodily fluid, although that helps too.
Dusk is out in Early Access now on Steam and Humble for £15/€17/$20, and comprises the primary two thirds of the game. When the ultimate episode launches on December 10th it will likely be briefly discounted to $16.66 (cute), however return as much as $20 afterwards.