According to some, who shall go unnamed, rogue-y FPS Void Bastards is just too straightforward a game even in the event you crank its problem slider all the way in which as much as the amusingly named ‘Hard Bastard’ mode. Developers Blue Manchu are clearly listening to them, as a result of they’ve simply added a brand new super-high-end problem mode to the game. Unlocked by finishing the game on Hard Bastard mode with the Ironman modifier, Foon mode asks you to do all of it once more, this time armed with nothing however a chunk of low cost plastic space-cutlery. See the way it works in a cheeky trailer beneath.
As foolish because the foon (the alternative of a spork) might sound, I can oddly see it being a bonus in some early-game conditions. For starters, an area foon by no means runs out of ammo, and in contrast to an actual foon, additionally gained’t shatter right into a thousand ineffective plastic shards the second you attempt to use it. Playing the game usually, in the event you handle to run fully dry on bullets and devices, you’re left with simply two choices; dying or escape, with dying often preferable. I’d have liked to fall again on this piece of seemingly ineffective cutlery usually, however on this particular mode, it’s all you’ve bought.
Our man about orbit Graham reviewed Void Bastards last week, and whereas he wasn’t as enamoured by it as I or my buddies have been, he nonetheless reckons it’s “worth rummaging through all the same”. He discovered that he was capable of fall into secure habits and methods a too simply, and didn’t really feel pressured by the game’s interlocking programs of house homicide. Perhaps he must grasp the way in which of the Foon, which might immediately kill on backstabs, however in any other case does a piddling ten harm up entrance. Not solely does this imply mechanical enemies are nigh invulnerable, however simply attempt it on one of many exploding Tourists.
The Foon replace is stay, free, and unlocked by finishing the game as soon as, then ending it once more on Hard Bastard/Ironman. On one other run, choose Foon mode from the modifiers. Good luck, you mad bastards.
Disclosure: Former RPS’er Cara Ellison did some writing and voice-work for Void Bastards. I’m nearly totally sure she’s a kind of extraordinarily Scottish woman house pirates, and cheekily wrote her personal traces.