The Surge Review: Mecha-Souls

The Surge Review: Mecha-Souls

The commercial success of the “Souls” series spawned an entirely new genre, the “Souls-like” and The Surge is the latest of these games. It comes to us by way of Focus Home Interactive and was developed by Deck 13, who’s previous works includes Lords of The Fallen, in many ways The Surge‘s  direct predecessor, it too being of a “Souls-like” persuasion. A lot of games that have tried to ape FromSoftware and ended up doing very well, Nioh being the most recent example. So does The Surge stand proudly alongside its peers? Well, not quite.   Crash, Bang, Wallop   Let’s start with what the game gets right. The combat is pretty great. It manages to feel very Dark Souls but does enough to distance itself from the game it seeks to imitate. What this means is that the central premise … Continue reading The Surge Review: Mecha-Souls

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