With so many modern FPS relying on long cutscenes, it’s somehow good to know that there are still developers who focus on the heart of the genre: blowing stuff up and shooting at countless targets while trying to stay alive. The unique twist is that one plays as one-armed woman Steel out for revenge.
It’s all reminiscent of various games: Mirror’s Edge with its acrobatics, enemy design similar to F.E.A.R., and the destruction the protagonist leaves behind with bullet time moments looking as cool as in Max Payne. With no reloading and simply taking weapons from enemies, streamlined shooting has never felt this satisfying and fluid, and as it’s also possible to build one’s own levels, the fun never seems to end.
The game is out now on PC with a 10% launch discount that lasts until September 24, 2021, at 5 PM UTC. It’s also available as a deluxe edition which includes the soundtrack and artbook.