Deathverse: Let it Die is a bizarre game that has been sorely lacking from the battle royale genre. Its clunky, ultra-violent, flashy, and unconventional. It''s a game that many will discover and likely have already found visually unappealing. But for me its a pleasure to gorge on oozing a distinct character. I, in spite of its obvious shortcomings, like Deathverse: Let it Die. I like it a lot.
Deathverse: Let it Die is a third-person action battle royale where a group of bloodthirsty players battle it out on a pentagonal island. These sections are cut off the playing field and everyone left alive to jump onto a unique arena where they must complete the moves to win the highest prize. Its classic battle royale goodness is packaged in a nightmare future television death game where competitors clash for swagger and success rather than survival.
The main character of Deathverse: Let it Die that smacks you immediately is a toxic cocktail of world, tone, and humour that merge into a devilish drink: a Bloody Mary with actual blood. This is because it demonstrates in your core gameplay that is removing enemies with flamboyancy and avoiding fights rather than surviving conservatively.
This is accomplished through your performance metre GP, which acts as your health tracker as well as a sign of youre playing. Can you increase it by removing hidden objects around the map and waiting mushrooms that make you throw up or hallucinate? If you find yourself in a trouble, the game certainly pushes you towards tracking down other players and fucking them up the game, however it even takes place on the map which guarantees that a one-on-one brawl will not last long.
Instead of punches or kicks, you are equipped with a variety of gnarly weapons, all of which have unique attacks and quirks that make them distinct from the rest of the arsenal. Were talking huge steampunk hammers, samurai swords, mechanical fists, and duel buzzsaws that each have distinct light and heavy attacks that youll need to learn. Within these archetypes, different varieties have distinct features that slightly alter the way you approach battles.
The buzzsaws, which whirl and deal semi-consistent damage through a string of regular attacks that (when landed on a caught-out player) can really slice through their HP, but this aspect of the action did not really shine. However, in the Deathverse''s purely multiplayer adventure, some of the game''s more complex components demonstrate their admiration.
Away from the action, there is a decent character customization that allows you to personalize your avatar as you would expect. This is mostly done through your clothing which can be converted to a vast array of industrial, post-apocalyptic, or high-fashion attire. However, if you prefer some traditional, run-of-the-mill sim gear, you will likely walk away disappointed. It''s just not that kind of game everything is tied to the particular, horrible world you find yourself in.
There is also a crafting system, which acts as your primary method of obtaining new weapons and forces you to go out in the world and collect resources while surviving the horrific attacks. Typically you can find them in boxes or scattered around the world, or via bonus packages, but either way I found it difficult to get the pieces I needed.
It''s worth noting that I did not spend too much time crafting and hunting for resources, thus this may become increasingly grating as rarer and scarcer obtainables are required. Im also not convinced that leveling up weapons as the core progression system will be particularly exciting in the long run, however, due to the limited play time available prior to the launch, I cant say about the longevity that excitedly powering up gear has.
It''s apparent that a lot of the previous game seem to be completely absent. It''s set in the same world, yes but only visually. Uncle Death may be in the background but not in a capacity that matters, nor are there any other tertiary characters you''d return to after each run, that drew me in. That is surprisingly absent here unless the game conceals that juiciness behind some obscure milestone or rare easter egg.
The title of Deathverse: Let It Die is a huge hit, which is clear. But what does the future hold for it? It''s a newcomer in the ever-gorier splatterfest, which means that it will not only make its way through other newcomers, but convince fans to try it again. However, there''s nothing out there that''s quite as divisive as Deathverse, as it is not.
With new modes, weapons, and more, Let it Die will be accompanied by fresh seasons. It isn''t only fundamental to the experience by any means, but also provides new cosmetics you can buy. After all, it is not a deep sell, with no diminished cash flow than it has ever seen before.
Im concerned that the game hasn''t been properly marketed since it was announced in a Sony State of Play months ago. The only chance the public got to play the game was a whole-hearted beta weekend, which reminded me and curious others of being asleep for a few hours. Despite its subversive-at-any-cost nature, this game is likely to sneakily impress people. Available for free on the PlayStation store as a welcome surprise for adventurous users.
All in all, the game is a blast. It''s a bit janky, and it''s a pleasure to get it ordeal in a few games. It is clear that some of you will get it off in a few games, and that''s because they''re passionate about it. People who are likely to drink with it. It''s a pleasure to try it out!