Grab The Games: The Surge 2

Another day, another review for our fans. Today, I couldn’t be happier not only that we have the opportunity to review it but also that we are going to present you with the second installment in The Surge franchise. But what is this game anyway? Is it worth the hype? Is it as good as the first one? Should you pick it up immediately? (If you don’t already own it) Stick around, and you will find out now. On the way to Jericho City, your plane is shot down by a mysterious storm and crash-lands on the outskirts. You wake up weeks later in a derelict detention facility inside the city. Armor-clad soldiers enforce Martial Law, robots are on a rampage, and a dark, expanding nano storm looms over the cityscape. In a bid to survive, explore the sprawling, devastated city of Jericho.

Fight its numerous, ferocious threats in brutal, unforgiving combat, slashing and tearing the limbs off your opponents to steal valuable equipment that will make you stronger - strong enough to face the most fearsome, imposing foes lurking in the city. To begin with, the very first aspect that impressed me is the graphics and in general, the artwork of the title. They are sharp and create a fantastic atmosphere for even the most demanding players. The level design is a massive step in the right direction since they are more detailed and vivid. The soundtrack is, and the quick change of scenery and the almost cinematic player’s experience is a big positive for me. The story is not only interesting to follow but also manages to captivate the player even more compared to the first game.

Moreover, the animations and the way you can kill your enemies is really hardcore, and I was honestly impressed. As far as the quests are considered, they are expanded, with multiple choices and sometimes more tricky than the ones on the first title. Moreover, as you would expect from the first game, the title still is unforgivable and has the Souls-like atmosphere that you loved or hated. Now, time to mention the negative aspects of the title. There are some glitches from time to time or crashes, especially if you change graphic settings and then going back to your game without a restart. 

Another aspect that drove me crazy sometimes was the fact that I couldn’t evade the enemies’ hits sometimes since blocking uses stamina, and the character can’t roll. So expect many deaths, especially when you start the game. Also, when you use a station to upgrade the enemies, you have killed respawn. This is helpful if you want to farm resources but frustrating at the same time when you have killed almost everyone or reached a certain point in the level. Fast- travel also comes a little late in the game, but it would be more useful sooner to return to previously visited areas. Last but not least, as a lot of players have mentioned, some bosses seem extremely difficult while others can be defeated easily, even later in the game. 

To sum up, after playing the game for some time, I found it a great successor to the first installment. The Surge 2 is not flawless, but it offers much content for a great price. There are some negatives that someone should consider before buying. Overall, it provides an enjoyable experience and a great story if you are willing to follow it till the end.

  Dionysis Spinos


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