Dying Gentle’s dark-fantasy Hellraid DLC now comes with a narrative mode
Neglect Dying Gentle 2 for a second, if you’ll, as we verify again in with its 2015 predecessor. Techland’s zombie parkour debut has been receiving regular updates since launch, to the purpose the place its newest replace has added a model new story mode to dungeon-delving fantasy spin-off growth, Hellraid.
We’re a great distance from Harran, survivors.
Launched final August, Dying Gentle: Hellraid fully ditches the city undead nightmare of the bottom Dying Gentle for a pulp fantasy affair that might’ve been pulled straight out of The Elder Scrolls—all dungeons, swords, skeletons, and darkish wizards. Whereas it has been playable in Raid Mode till now, right this moment sees the arrival of a brand new story mode, The Prisoner.
The brand new, extra directed mode arrives with three new quests (playable solo or in co-op), two new weapons (a bow and two-handed hammer), a brand new enemy and new areas. It additionally updates the growth’s lighting techniques and extra environmental sounds to make proceedings a lot, a lot spookier.
Granted, Hellraid does not appear to have been an excessive amount of of successful on launch. The DLC’s critiques sit firmly in “principally damaging”, citing repetitive, un-fun challenges in samey corridors and rooms. However Hellraid’s struggles precede even its positioning as Dying Gentle DLC—with the growth initially pitched as a Lifeless Island mod earlier than being spun into its personal recreation.
Possibly a Story mode and some new instruments will assist break up Hellraid’s monotony. Nevertheless it appears the DLC might be greatest handled as what it’s—a long-overdue try to easily get a fantasy dungeon-diver out the door and out of thoughts.
Nonetheless, there’s all the time that sequel to stay up for. After admittedly asserting the sport too early, it appears like we’ll be seeing way more of Dying Gentle 2 forward of its new launch date on December seventh.