I was thinking about mentioning TOXIKK, but refrained for some reason. It’s a great successor to Unreal-- think Unreal Tournament 3 with a mix of 99/2004 gameplay elements. It feels incredible to play and has the same kind of customization and depth that made Reflex Arena seem appealing.
The trailer is still mostly accurate. It also said “No F2P…” which, uh, isn’t 100% true anymore. You can now play a “free version” of the game that’s capped at Skill Class 8-12 (with 1 being highest and 12 being lowest) and lacks free-play options. Sadly, it gave a lot of people the wrong impression about playercount, and I wish they would remove this restriction if only to make sure people can get into a game.
It also looks… just… amazing. It has this futuristic aspect to the graphics that I loved in LawBreakers, but any maps like this keep a simple and minimalist look. If any objects are clustered enough to catch your attention, it’s probably trying to convey crucial map knowledge. The fact that an indie studio made it on a last gen engine… well, you could’ve fooled me.
The animations are smooth, movement feels seamless and Unreal-y, and the advanced mechanics aren’t far-fetched in the slightest. Bethesda should take notes on how to properly bring back a genre.
If anyone’s down for TOXIKK, I’d be happy to play you.