“Seven weapons, blood and gore, twisted music by Seepage & Psyko Syndike, and maps where you can blow everything up.” Assassin’s Creed: The Aftermath: Revenge of the Assassin (Opens in a new tab) his promises YouTube sex (Opens in a new tab). “It’s awesome. I started doing this in 1998 in high school with my friend and now I’m 37, so now I have the experience of a lifetime.”
Stop more, I’m in. Assassin’s Creed X is a retro-style FPS coming your way
Hypnospace Outlaw creator Tendershoot the famous Hypnospace Outlaw (Opens in a new tab) character, 14-year-old Zane Lofton, now a 38-year-old manager of the “Dollar$aver” store. I first reported on Slayers X and Hypnospace’s anticipated spiritual successor, Dreamsettler (Opens in a new tab)d. last April, and a demo for this spin-off FPS dropped in June.
Utlawe Hypnospace is still a looming story in the old back catalog for me, so I’m happy to report that Slayers 10 still lands even if you come in recently. The lore with a display of attraction rather than alienation.
Like Bubba Blue explaining the different preparations of shrimp, a true fan knows the phrase “back shooter” is believed to be infinitely varied and subgenres, and the skill of the killer X gives him the ability to manufacture strong machine vibes. Like Duke Nuke or Blood, you’ve got these very vertical, sprawling, expansions that try to create recognizably real-world locations in a fantasy-y, 2.5D rendering style.
Zane’s suburban home, a perfect underground sewer, is charming and elaborate, with plates like purse-string JNCOs (complete with purse chains), silly movie posters, and letters to his mom win me over on the walls. Assassins also gets points from me for being the only shooter I’ve ever alienated from Counter-Strike: Source for devastating PC towers with fully rendered 3D viscera.
My favorite weapon from the demo, the crossbow that launches explosive baskets in a long, languid arc, reminded me of the signature blood dynamite very well, and I always do well in a game where your rocket/grenade launcher is of great use instead of being too much of a backup—a precious superweapon. The rest of the weapons are more of the standard classic shooter fare, but they all feel great and have a fun spring aesthetic like your “glass blaster” shotgun whose mind can be acquired by breaking mirrors and windows.
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The Killers presentation is a real winner for me too, with Zane guffawing in pleasant lame giggles, Duke or Caleb, while the sound of the style. see page (Opens in a new tab), an in-universe nu metal band from Hypnospace Outlawe. I was also delighted the abyss you can fall into that requires a restart level to get out, Trolls clearly marked from the developer level which I still went to because I’m a curious schmuck.
Dumb guy humor is tough as hell, and I couldn’t tell you what separates MacGruber from Don’t Mess With Zoltan except that the first is really good and the second just isn’t. Assassin’s Creed X nails this indescribable quality – it’s the dumb excellence of a man that makes me explode like a moron as he cuts the stern with dual monster Berettas. It feels like a fun and happy celebration of this type of FPS and this type of guy rather than a spirited parody.
You can demo Assassin’s Creed X for yourself and you want it on Steam (Opens in a new tab). In the meantime, it doesn’t look like long to wait for the full release: from January tweet (Opens in a new tab) e Tendershoot stated that Assassins X will be out “Within a few months. The game is done, it just needs polishing and optimization.”