TRAILER | PC, PS4, Xbox One Friday, May 19, 2017 | 4:36 PM

The Surge: Accolade Trailer

The Surge: Accolade Trailer

A new trailer as Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 celebrate the good critics for the action-RPG The Surge which released earlier this week. It seems the game is, as of today, the one who offers the best support for PS4 Pro. If you enjoy the game, know that more content is on its way as the publisher and developer will share soon their post-launch plan for the game.

Accolade Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2017-05-19 19:44:20
Great to hear, I've played it for about 6 hours and the game reminds me a lot of Dark Souls 1, which is a great thing. Glad to see it getting a lot of praise as well.

On the PlayStation 4 Pro, the possibility to play it at 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps, both at rock-solid framerates, and the amount of customization options not only for the game, but for the technical aspects of the game are excellent and I hope more and more developers use it as a standard moving forward.

Digital Foundry has done a "Complete Analysis" of the game, and the technical achievement of Deck13 is exceptional.

The Surge: PS4/ PS4 Pro/ Xbox One vs PC - The Complete Analysis!:
Commented on 2017-05-19 20:01:58
Ok, from souls players on Youtube i've heard mixed opinions about this. For example that it crashes all the time on PS4Pro.

I'm waiting for a sale or general price drop before i get this. Got burned when i got hyped about Lords of the Fallen, and this seems to fail in many of the same ways from what i hear. Turbo-cringe dialogue, artificially slow and clunky combat and such.
Commented on 2017-05-19 20:25:29 In reply to Megido
There's barely any story so far, more like a premise of sorts - just like in Mario games. But this is just from about 6 hours of gameplay time and I'm only in the 2nd area of the game.

But if you're looking for depth lore or mysterious characters, The Surge does not have that. At least not yet. The main appeal of the game for me was the gameplay and exploration, of which both are great.

The combat is very visceral and fast-paced with many combos from both you and the enemies as well. And the exploration is great as there are a lot of shortcuts and secrets just like Dark Souls 1.

Other than those things, the rest is average. But this is definitely a "play for the gameplay" game than a "play for the story" one. For those who never played a Souls game, I would recommend them instead of The Surge, but for those who have played all 3 Dark Souls games and want a fresh Sci-fi setting, this is a great Souls clone.
Commented on 2017-05-19 22:30:01
After watching the digital foundry video, i think this game turned out to be an interesting surprise. it still does look like it took pages from Elysium, Advanced Warfare, and Edge Of Tomorrow. but it does get some merit by making up for in good combat structure. the lighting too is also good in this.

If i had to guess looks like a 8/10 for me. (looks up on IGN 7.9/10, close but correct.)
Commented on 2017-05-21 16:48:39 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I'm waiting for a sale or general price drop before i get this. Got burned when i got hyped about Lords of the Fallen, and this seems to fail in many of the same ways from what i hear. Turbo-cringe dialogue, artificially slow and clunky combat and such.
I have both games on PC. Played LotF for around 3 hours and quited. I'm 30 hours in this game and counting. This game is much much better. Level design is great, very labyrinthic and with many shortcuts, and the attention to detail is great (every armor has it's own flashlight for example). Also, I love the setting, the armor design and the futuristic world design is awesome and it fits great with the Souls mechanic.

The game is really hard. I like to grind in the souls games so bosses become easier but in this game, even with a lot of grinding the bosses kill me in seconds, so I have no other option than figure it out they attack pattern. The combat is clunky at first but as you gain weapon expertise it becomes much more fluid. I don't know about the PS4 version, but in 30 hours didn't have a single crash.

As you, I was doubtful at first as it is from the same developers from LotF but I am pleasantly surprised.
Commented on 2017-05-22 07:05:02
If i had the cash to just throw around i'd have probably bought it, but i'm prioritizing other stuff atm. So once it goes on sale, i'll give it a go. But then, that was my plan all along :)

About the game

What's up?
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite that's a pretty big deal, as its probably the biggest stumbling block for the tech. (2 Hours ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite Stuff like inside out tracking and eye tracking, as well as motion sickness solutions should be in place. We've already got a product in development that claims to have eradicated that already (2 Hours ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite The potential of it is massive. More so than what traditional gaming now is. Second gen is going to be very interesting. (2 Hours ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite We're sort of being spoon fed bit sized "experiences" that either work or don't. I suppose that's part of the freshness of it, though. I just wish some big devs would get more involved. (2 Hours ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite @KORNdog: Ironically, though, the VR scene is also playing it safe. Too safe. There's not enough big risk titles like RE7. (2 Hours ago)
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX I can't really wrap my head around being dismissive of indie games. That's a pretty broad label. (5 Hours ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus put and end to corridor/cinematic/c utscene/qte/playforyousoyouwon'tmissathi ousoyouwon'tmissathing ng experiences, and start to see more games like Prey/BotW and the sort. Nuts&Bolts is an awesome game, as well. We need N&B2 (7 Hours ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
Top stories