Twitchy challenge hounds will appreciate the tough, no-nonsense, and quick runs, hardly needing to take a breath before starting again
POST VOID is absolutely an odd and pretty unique animal. An elevator pitch for it could say it’s like a retro FPS meets Hotline Miami, and to some degree that would hold up. Certainly the really weird look of pretty well everything and there being an underlying feeling of a bad trip would line up. My issue with it, though, is that when it comes to depth and overall investment in building a quality total experience POST VOID falters pretty significantly by comparison. Simply put, once you’ve played it for a bit it becomes clear that there isn’t much nuance or substance here, just a breakneck pace, twitchy shooting, and procedurally uneven level layouts from run to run. Thankfully, if you’re able to survive the first few levels, you’ll begin to get more capable as you get to pick from a set of buffs as you complete them. These do help make everything a bit less haphazard in feel, but you remaining alive is still generally a challenge. While this is more ambitious and engaging than a mere bare bones arena shooter, there’s still a bit of a gap between this and the majority of its brethren even within the budget-friendly FPS space. However, if you are down to chug a Mountain Dew and blast your way through everything in sight, die, and then run right back in, there can be some appeal here.
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