Golden Gentle’s new ‘Meat Royale’ is mainly Silent Hill deathmatch in David Lynch’s rest room
Golden Gentle was already certainly one of my favourite new video games of 2020, a horror roguelike the place shape-shifting meat monsters harass you in a dirty, surreal universe. Study extra in regards to the base recreation in my impressions from final yr, however skim the Steam web page too. It is acquired a ton of updates since then, with new biomes, NPCs, stability adjustments, and even a co-op mode. Neato.
However the true meat (sorry) of the newest replace is Meat Royale, a 10-player spin on Golden Gentle’s disorienting first-person fight. You and 9 different gamers spawn right into a random stage, meat monsters included, and have to do the battle royale factor, amassing gear and weapons to take out the opposite gamers.
Factor is, Golden Gentle is about in darkish, winding, cluttered hallways the place any object might be a monster. Some weapons are ‘alive’ too, with odd buffs and perks baked in that usually demand some type of blood or gold sacrifice. And yeah, as you may’ve seen within the extraordinarily good and peculiar trailer up high, you may eat some weapons too. Actual world logic doesn’t apply in Golden Gentle, and studying the foundations is half the enjoyable.
Additionally true to the spirit of Golden Gentle, you and the meat bros can shapeshift identical to the meat monsters, urgent crouch to take the form of no matter beauty you are decked out with. Win matches to earn Meat Crowns to spend on extra cosmetics on the Meat Market. Flip your head right into a gun, a pc, or perhaps a hand. Fortnite’s skins are trying fairly boring now, aren’t they?
You possibly can see a few of it in motion above, a disorienting, nerve-racking recreation of cat and mouse. Battle royale seems like a surprisingly good match for Golden Gentle although. Ranges are so winding and cluttered that there is loads of alternative for frantic chases, intelligent ambushes, and shut getaways right here.
The Meat Royale replace additionally brings some enhancements to the bottom recreation, together with a brand new helper NPC, some graphical results, and, wildly, a a lot larger 10-player co-op cap. Golden Gentle is 25% off to have a good time the massive replace too, so now’s a superb time to provide a shot. $10 is a hell of a deal for that a lot meat.