kotaku.com - 4 days ago
Chopping Off Limbs In Action RPG The Surge Is Fun And Useful
GIF The Surge is a futuristic action game in the vein of Dark Souls that pits players against a host of robots and power-suit-wearing goons.
It’s fun to bash on zombies but even better to cut their limbs off to steal their loot. Item acquisition in Souls-like titles tends to be abstract. You wail on a zombie or demon for a bit and if you’re lucky, they drop a shiny pick-up that could be any number of things. It’s a dice roll whether get a new weapon or not. In Dark Souls, the small, ethereal bag of loot that falls to the ground is mysterious. In the Souls-ish Nioh, the colorful burst of multicolored drops feels in tone with the game’s energy. But The Surge (out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC) takes another route that might be the best attempt yet at making loot feel meaningful.
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