When it comes to playing games like the Soul Series, many challenges and headaches come. But there is no denying that these games are the ones that most gamers are interested in and ready to play to add to their lives’ difficulty. “The Surge 2,” released by Studio Deck 13 in 2019, was one of those games with a slightly different vibe to the other soul games.
The story takes place when the protagonist’s passenger plane is blown away by a mysterious storm, causing him to fall into Jericho. Two months later, he revives and finds himself trapped in a quarantine area. In the heart of Jericho, the chaos of a deadly disease caused by Nanite technology is about to be wiped out under martial law. The game will allow players to find the root of the disease and stop it. But must fight and escape from being swept up as well.
This kind of game, at first glance, might be thought of as a hack and slash, or that is, just hit it, the enemy will die. But it’s a soul line, or it’s called a genre that even one young subordinate might easily take away your life. Therefore, each attack of this game will consist of many strokes, whether studying the enemy’s tooth stroke, our attacking rhythm, our weapons stroke, or the use of energy gauges for different situations.
Energy (blue tube) is vital to the game itself. We will be able to apply in a variety of situations, whether used to fill blood or use a buff to the armor. Please keep it in an abnormal state like electricity or stun and can also be used as a way to kill enemies with one sword. We have to assess the situation for ourselves, what we should do, and the energy will be obtained from each attack. The harder you hit the enemy, the higher this value will be.
This game has a charm that is not mentioned at all, a system that can choose to attack different parts of the enemy body. And if we use the killing motion to cut off pieces of the enemy, we will have the parts that drop to use (presumably cut the arm, it will get the enemy’s arm armor to use), which makes fighting the enemy more difficult.
Because the part that has that armor is harder than usual, we can choose to hit the part without armor. Still, it will not be of we inevitably need to hit the armor and asked how important farming is. It is so important that if not, the farm will not be able to continue the story.
When playing for a while, even though the story is a straight line along the way but in the end, if we don’t farm, we will encounter a ton of points that we can’t fight if ours don’t reach it. We will find enemies that can kill us with just a simple attack. Therefore, please be warned that if you are thinking of playing this game, Do not ignore farming !!
This game is not boring at all because there are so many weapons to choose from. And each weapon is used differently according to the player’s expertise. Many enemies change according to the different map scenes like it is a hand. But boss fights don’t feel as satisfying and memorable as other soul games like bloodborne or dark souls, because it’s easier than meeting many henchmen or even some mini-bosses.
This game offers graphics and designs that are not very advanced. But it does it out well and shows off the SCI-FI world well. In particular, the design of the armor and the setting of each area portrays the collapse of the futuristic world.
Whether it is a building, Enemies that meet Various high-tech weapons, and my favorite is the design of the stance of killing a very satisfying enemy and has a good level of detail. Each weapon in the game will use a different position.
In-game frame rates will drop somewhat if you encounter many enemies or are in a very detailed city scene. But if your computer is not fully optimized or optimized, it will rarely encounter this problem.
As for the money wasted on this game, I feel very worth it. Because the game itself is not too expensive plus, if you are thinking of playing it to the end, you will have to spend at least 20 hours or more.
But even if it’s over, you can still come back and hit the monster in the game. But if you think about playing, I would like to give in mind the story because the presentation may not be loved by most of the players. But if you focus on the combat system, take it and challenge this game for sure !!