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PAX West 2018 Preview: Overload

Overload is a very cool game from the creators of Descent and I got to check it out at PAX West this past weekend. What you’ve got a 6 degrees of freedom shooter, so you can flip, roll, tilt, and manuever in a variety of different ways to evade enemies and destroy them. The goal is simple: Infiltrate, destroy, escape. Navigate 15 levels in story mode as you dispatch enemies in your way, ultimately looking for the reactor to destroy it, and then get out of dodge. 

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Additionally, theres a cool Challenge mode you can play that adds a ton of replay value, and a Multiplayer mode expected for the full game. I had the opportunity to stop by Revival Productions booth and check it out, but you can grab it on Steam RIGHT NOW. It’s an incredibly fun game that looks really well polished and put together. The lighting effects in the game are also incredible, even with the detail added to enemies as the lighting their ships creates as they navigate after you while you weave through tight spaces is very cool. I played the Challenge mode and had a blast. You get 5 minutes (for PAX purposes it gives a lot of people an opportunity to play the game, as I totally would’ve just kept going. There is also an “infinite” mode in the game as well for people who would rather play until they die or not be limited based on time).

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Some quick highlights borrowed from the Overload website:

  • 15 levels for single player mode
  • More than a dozen sinister robot types and 3 massive bosses
  • 16 upgradeable weapons
  • Releasing on PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac/Linux (Already out on Steam)
  • Immersive Oculus and Vive VR support
  • Multiplayer included in full game

I only got to check out the Challenge mode, but I can only imagine what the multiplayer will be like given how hectic the challenge mode started to get towards the end. For visuals, I played on a PS4 Pro, but next to me was an Xbox One S/Pro (I’m not really sure which model it was, but a new one!) and the graphics on both looked awesome. With a bunch of human players flying around, I bet it’ll be a ton of fun. It’s available now on Steam for $29.99 and definitely worth checking out if the game at all interests you.

Steam Page for Overload | Developer Website | Overload Twitter

Written by Andrew(@SoAfterISaid)