As a massive Souls fan, as I’m sure many others here are, I can’t not watch a new Souls game, or Souls adjacent game like a hawk. So far, the only Souls-like that people have seemed to generally have a fondness for are Salt and Sanctuary and Nioh. While Nioh had me for the first twenty hours, I felt it devolved in to kind of a mess about halfway through. Repetitive environments, uninteresting story, and equipment that lacked soul (pun intended.) Though I own it, I’ve never played Salt and Sanctuary.
The Surge is a curious one. From Deck13, the same developers of the pretty shameless and generally “just OK” Lords of the Fallen, I’ve been pretty skepitcal. Aside from the kinda “meh” impressions I’ve gotten from pre-release footage, the fact that it’s been on sale through it’s entire pre-release cycle has not boded well.
But as of last week, we’ve been seeing impressions of review code, and it seems to be a unanimous “Huh, this is actually really cool.”
So WP community, are you going to pick up The Surge? Are you excited? Mostly just curious? Wait for reviews?