DGA’s Early Access Corner (10/26/14)
Blah Blah Blah Early Access. Blah Blah Blah not representative of the final product. Blah Blah Blah these aren’t reviews. I’ve published so many of these articles that you should get the idea by now. For those of you tuning in for the first time, go check out my other articles in this series via the “Video Games” tab above.
Metrocide – My first impressions of this game seemed to lean toward a top-down “Hitman” game set in a steam punk universe. After playing it for a short while, I’ve come to learn that those impressions were spot-on. Your main goal is to raise enough money to move on to the next map. In order to do that, you’ll need to accept contracts and (as stealthily as possible) take out your target. Killing your target in front of a crowd won’t get you very far as the police will become more and more active with every mistake you make. It’s challenging for sure, but equally as fun. You can find it via Steam’s Early Access program for $6.99, though the price will increase to $12.99 in about a month or two when the game officially launches.
Deathtrap – Had a great experience my first time out. The game does indeed have a lot to offer, what with sharing your own tower defense maps via the Steam Workshop, multiplayer, endless/scenario modes, multiple classes, upgrading your character’s skills, stats, & equipment, and more. Not all of the above-mentioned features are in place yet, but the game has the potential to be fantastic once it officially launches. The first three campaign maps are available now (as of 10/22/14) with more to follow down the line. The combat and overall feel is a bit “Van Helsing-esque”, which doesn’t surprise me considering Neocore released that particular series. Can’t wait to get back to the game to buff up my sorceress! You can find it via Steam’s Early Access program for $19.99.
Claustrophobia: The Downward Struggle – “Claustrophobia: The Downward Struggle” reminds me a lot of “Dungeons of Dredmor”, albeit a quicker and more simplistic version. “DoD” has a lot more character classes and skills to choose from, but then again, Claustrophobia is still under development. For five bucks, it’s a pretty fun time. I’ll be curious to see how this game looks when it officially launches. You can find it via Steam’s Early Access program for $4.99.