Killsquad from Developer Novarama launched onto Steam Early Access on July 16th 2019 and the game has already taken off quite successfully. So what exactly is in store for those of us that would like to jump into its world?
In Killsquad, players will take on the role of one of 4 bounty hunters. These bounty hunters being Cass, Troy, Zero and Kosmo. Cass is a psychic ninja, Troy is a gun-toting zombie, Zero is a robot and Kosmo is an astronaut that’s sporting a hockey mask like Jason from the Friday the 13th movies.
During our time with the game we noticed that it’s severely lacking in terms of story content. In fact, there’s barely anything to go by at this point in time other than dropping onto a planet and destroying enemy forces. Killsquad in its current state is a hack and slash top down style action game. Players will pick a bounty hunter, equip them with weapons and other items and drop onto a planet and complete an overarching objective.
It’s a fairly simple gameplay formula but it works well and since the game is fun, Killsquad certainly is promising. Players will use the mouse buttons to perform basic attacks and will use a “MOBA”-esque skill set assigned to their bounty hunters to dispatch enemies. Cass for example can teleport and go invisible. Troy can unleash a powerful blast from his guns which damages foes along a predetermined path. Kosmo can leap up into the sky and bring down his hammer causing massive area of effect damage to enemies. Killsquad takes what makes other games in the MOBA genre successful and brings it to a dungeon-crawling setting.
The game is comparable to Diablo and Warframe with regards to how players will set forth into a “dungeon” instance and defeat wave upon wave of enemies all in the name of completing an objective and obtaining more loot. Killsquad’s mission system involves accepting “contracts” based on your vector level. Unfortunately, during our time playing the game, searching for players in the lobby was a terrible experience with insanely long wait times. Thankfully though, the game lets you play solo by allowing you to launch into an instance on your own. If you plan on playing Killsquad, it might be advisable to bring along a friend or two. It might make the gameplay experience a lot more enjoyable when taking on hordes of enemies.
Graphically, being powered by Unreal Engine 4, Killsquad looks great. The main characters could be spruced up a bit in the future but the in-game flashy effects and graphics are quite good for an indie early access title. The soundtrack used in the game is satisfying but not memorable enough to get stuck in your head.
Overall, Killsquad so far has potential to be a great game when it eventually launches. As an early access title that’s being constantly updated, the developers are doing their utmost best to fix any problems that crop up and will be adding much more content to the game over time. This is definitely a game to keep an eye on and since it’s currently priced really well on Steam, you may want to pick it up now while it’s in Early Access.
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Sahil Lala was provided with the key to test the game out in early access by public relations looking after Killsquad.