We are almost here as The Surge launches next week on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It has been a fun ride so far with a lot of questions still needing answers from Deck 13, but now that we are a few days away it seems like a moot point as we'll be able to answer them all for ourselves here. Of course that doesn't help with the whole figuring out our thoughts on The Surge before it launches, but I am sure that Focus Home Interactive would rather us just take the plunge and hope for the best instead of knowing everything and opting to possibly not picking up the game. I'm not suggesting it one way or another, so please don't think that, but it is how it is.
Much like many other launches, we have a launch trailer for The Surge to look at. It is a cinematic trailer more than anything but it does give us a good feel for the world and universe that the game is taking place in. As if we didn't have that already, but here we go. Have a look and get fully amped up for The Surge as it hits us May 16th or whenever the digital and physical stores open up the option to pick the game up.
The Surge — Launch Trailer
The Surge celebrates release next week with action-packed Launch Trailer. There’s just one weekend left before hardcore action-RPG The Surge releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16! Battle through a world gone mad as Warren, on his first day of work at CREO – a megacorporation that has been hit by a devastating catastrophe. Today, prepare for The Surge’s brutal combat and dystopian setting with the action-packed Launch Trailer.
Balancing risk and reward is key during The Surge’s combat, as the unique loot system gives you greater control over what you claim from defeated enemies. In visceral combat individually target specific body parts, damaging them with a combination of vertical and horizontal attacks before slicing the part off entirely. What you dismember directly determines what piece of equipment you loot! When approaching an enemy, you face a difficult decision: do you target an unarmored body part for a shorter fight, or risk a lengthier, damaging battle for a chance at slicing off a shiny new piece of equipment?
To get the best loot you’ll need to take on the most difficult enemies, so positioning and speed are vital. Use your exo-enhanced dodges, blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks while managing stamina, ensuring you’re always in the right place to strike the limb you want, or ready to avoid a potentially damning blow. The rules of combat apply to both you and your enemy: get hit in an unarmored limb, and you’ll go down faster. Take advantage of the enemy’s weaknesses while balancing your own, and you’ll walk away with their strengths!
If that didn't get you ready to play The Surge, then let's move on to something from the final build of the game and not just something put together to sizzle us. Here we have some new gameplay to look at, the first boss fight at that, and it looks like Deck 13 has the combat system pretty solid here. I was worried with the many other videos and trailers we've seen in the past, but this makes The Surge look like another great title to add into the mix. Granted, this is based on this and not actually getting hands on with the game yet, but this is the best looking bit of combat that I've seen to date. I am so ready for this game to come to us.
The Surge — Gameplay
Are you finally ready to get to play The Surge or has it been a game on the back burner for you for a while? Do you think that the combat and limb severing system will live up to the hype or will this be one you skip on? Do you find it funny that the boss here has the main attack of just kicking you or do you think it is just how this battle played out? Let us know down in the comments and then discuss. For more on The Surge, as well as a review, be sure to keep checking into the site for more. We will have it and hopefully you'll enjoy it all.