So I have been looking forward to this game for a while. I watched a trailer for it almost a year ago 🙈 It came out in December, (I think?) but I am just now getting around to trying it out.
It has singleplayer mode (campaign) and then multiplayer mode as well. I’m going to start with multiplayer mode because I dont have as much to say about it.
This game is completely turn based. Even the multiplayer, which is arena style. In case you do not know what turn based is…When it is your turn you will choose to walk/ sprint/ shoot/reload whatever is needed and then your turn ends. Then the other player shoots /walks /sprints /reloads or whatever they need to do and so on.
So if you are looking for a lobby/queue where you all run around at the same time shooting ect. then this is not for you. Go back to COD lol.
That being said the multiplayer is set up with a point ranking system for an arena. After multiple plays the person who has the highest score will become the “final boss”. This takes a lot of attempts and some serious strategy to get even close to the top of the ranking.
I don’t really have anything else to say about the multiplayer, but I do have something to say about the single player.
I love a game with a good story. The mass effect games or the Witcher are good examples of what I mean by that. This game is a story. It is beautifully detailed with just the right amount of cut scenes.
You play as two stalkers starting out, Dux and Bormin. (I loveeee Dux) I know the term stalkers has you like “whaaaaat?” But that’s just basically what they call their scrappers/bounty hunters/guardians. You are on your way to the Ark and getting familiar with the basics.
The Ark is basically where the last of humanity is living and it is where you will make all your purchases for your characters. The shop system is easy to understand and it took me no time at all to finish up there and move along on my way.
Once you leave there that’s when the game will really start for you. Your characters are mutants so as you are leveling up their skills and weapons you will also get to level/pick their mutations. I think of these as like special abilities.
These will add certain advantages in your turn based combat. If you are playing as Dux you might pick flying. Flying makes it to where you can fly above your opponent or get to the high out of the way areas that you wouldn’t normally be able to reach. Where as one of Bormin’s mutations allows him to continue his turn even after he has used all his action points for that turn.
Like I said this game has a lot of strategy to it. I was actually thoroughly pleased though. It was just the right amount of challenging and the perfect doses of cut scenes. My husband has problems with games where the cut scenes are too long or too often and I think even he would’ve been content with the amount.
What is your favorite Stalker or Mutant? Have you played this game before? What did you like or dislike about it?