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The Surge 2
The Surge 2

Genre: Role Playing
Developer: Deck 13 Games
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release Date:
24th September 2019
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:47pm 24/09/19 | 0 Comments
Developer Deck13 is back with The Surge 2, the sequel to the 2017 original that we guess found enough of an audience to warrant another attempt at recreating a Dark Souls like action-RPG in a futuristic sci-fi world. One where combat has been expanded for the better, and level design too. As we found out in our review.

Where The Surge 2 feels like an immediate improvement over the original comes with the flow of combat and how it allows for varying playstyles. Combat that makes ample room for players that find solace in either the ‘be quick and evade’ or ‘time those blocks and parries’ camp. Both of which are executed with style and nuance, with agility and speed that doesn’t negate the sheer weight behind each hit (or miss) and blocking that focuses on matching incoming attack direction to stagger enemies. Both offering just the right amount of time to pull off a kinetic combo of clanging metal and spark-filled destruction.

And it’s here where the appeal of the brutal and challenging Souls-like gives an air of accessibility to The Surge 2 – a feeling that was all but absent in the original. By letting players come to terms with just one of the above playstyles (late game of course requires mastery of the two), successive victories in minor skirmishes against single foes or taking on two or three at a time add that much-needed feeling of accomplishment.

Click Here to Read Our Full The Surge 2 Review
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:50pm 17/09/19 | 0 Comments
Although the first game could be viewed as a sci-fi riff on the whole Dark Souls thing, as we discovered when playing The Surge 2 in beta form, the sequel is shaping up to be a far more rewarding experience. Literally, with blueprints and rewards given after you target specific body parts and then, err, remove them in a killing blow.

Want to get your own version of that helmet? Well, de-nogify that foe. This builds on a similar system seen in the original, but with better implementation. Combat in The Surge 2 is faster, more tactical, and even more accessible. With difficulty and challenge aplenty.

And it looks great too. The Surge 2 launches September 24 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:03am 29/08/19 | 0 Comments
The original The Surge came right out of left field as a sci-fi Souls-like and impressed enough to put developer Deck13 on the map, allowing the studio to continue building up a franchise with a greenlit sequel which we must add, is looking incredibly impressive.

Today Focus Home Interactive and the devs have dropped an impressive trailer highlighting the game's intense combat, its visual sheen and its equally impressive roster of enemies.
In The Surge 2 you are thrust into Jericho City, a dystopian sci-fi megacity under quarantine, where several factions vie for dominance over the various districts. In this urban jungle, you will be hunted by everything from religious cultists to nanomonstrosities, so you must embrace the oldest law known to humankind – evolve to survive. When faced with an enemy, target specific parts of their body and slice off tech you need to upgrade your exo-rig.

The combat is intense. With 80 weapons to choose from, a directional parry system, dodge mechanics, drones and a huge range of brutal execution moves, you can approach combat in the way that suits your playstyle. Charge in and pound your enemies into submission with punching gloves or sting like a bee using the spear.
The Surge 2 rocks PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this September 24. Watch the new combat trailer embedded below.

Friday, 2 August 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:20pm 02/08/19 | 0 Comments
In 2019 just about anything can be a Dark Souls. For example, one could easily state, “This drink is the Dark Souls of drinks”. Not that you should do anything of the sort. Such is the power of From Software’s challenging, brutal, and beloved action-RPG series. A sentiment that also applied to developer Deck13's upcoming release of The Surge 2.

With our full preview offering up 20 minutes of gameplay captured from the recent Closed Beta.

The Surge 2 isn’t so much a departure as it is a continuation of the above, improvements made here and there but the flow still all Souls, all day. That means heading out into branching environments, taking on enemies, collecting scrap metal, and hopefully taking it back to the nearest Medical Station. To save your progress and invest in an upgrade or two or perhaps a new piece of armour or a new weapon to wield.

Where The Surge 2 feels different, is with the pace of the game itself and the speed of the combat. It doesn’t enter the realm of button-mashing or arcade, but early on stuff like blocking is easier than the first outing with counters being able to be triggered with speed and finesse.

Click Here For Our Full Preview and to Watch Some The Surge 2 Action