|a game by||Acid Man Games|
|Editor Rating:||5/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||First Person Shooter Games, Pixel Art Games|
Every year, among all the celebrations and events in the gaming community, one of the most intimate and coolest is the Steam Game Festival. An event where the audience gets to interact with the game developers, participate in forums, get new trailers, games, early access titles, and much more. Viscerafest is a new title announced and greenlighted during this year’s festival.
It is in many ways a homage to the classic era of gaming, like so many other indie games. But what makes it special? Should you be excited about its full release? Well, since the demo version of the game is already available on Steam and GOG, we know quite a bit about the game itself. Here's what we know so far and what we hope to see later on for the full release of the game, hopefully later on this very year.
About the game
The year is 3796, and the world is a nasty, dangerous place. The player takes on the role of Caroline, a mercenary that just wants to propose to her boyfriend. But as you know, when you’re trying to get the proposal right, it’s important to have just the right ring for your special other. But these things can be pretty darn expensive, and money is tight.
But thankfully there's a chance to make some good money, as there's a bounty on the head of Cromune, a warlock. But with such a big bounty, obviously getting to Cromune won't be a day at the park, but instead a crazy, bloody, thrilling hunt. And of course, he's not alone, as you know, a warlock usually has an army. He's accompanied by a small fraction of the U.S.C. (The Scientific Conglomerate) led by Dr. Mortice, to fight for him.
Caroline just wants to propose to her wonderful boyfriend Athens Fetter, so what's an army for a maniac bloodthirsty, psychopathic, mercenary that has a goal dead-set on her mind? Will this army and warlock be able to stand in the way of Caroline and her true love? All evidence points at this being a slaughter, a real viscera fest.
A homage to simpler times
There are plenty of games nowadays, especially in the world of indie games, that pay tribute to the classics. While this trend has been overly used for such a long time, some games really outshine the others.
Viscerafest particularly is made in the same style as games like Quake and the original Doom titles. Being a 3D first-person shooter game, there's a lot to take from the classic ones. And they took everything they could here and added the modern visuals. It does feel like a retro game, and there are ups and downs to this. As of now, we have a pretty solid idea of what we should expect From Viscerafest in a future full release, and there really isn’t much to be excited about. While the plot idea is pretty original, unlike anything we’ve seen, the game is the complete opposite.
It feels like we've played this game dozens of times already, and there's a serious lack of originality when it comes to the gameplay and mechanics involved. If they don't add much or do some changes in the direction this is going, Viscerafest is on its way to becoming another forgotten indie title.
- Fun gameplay
- Violent and fast gameplay
- Cool plot
- Not very original
- Lacks creativity
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP