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GSY Early Access: Dex

GSY Early Access: Dex

If you’re not familiar with Dex, you’re not alone; this game, developed by Dreadlocks Ltd., is only available on Steam early access but, for lovers of Cyberpunk and Flashback, it’s worth keeping an eye on. Largely inspired by the likes of Blade Runner, among other things, this action platformer RPG hybrid has undeniable potential. Look inside for some details and videos!

Impressions


At the moment the narrative aspect of this alpha is limited to a series of side quests while the player explores alongside some very Vangelis-esque music. Experience points naturally allow you to improve your characters stats but, beyond that, these points can also be used to obtain new augmentations and gear (though some of the items remain unavailable at this time). The atmosphere, as well as the audio-visual presentation, is top notch even if the animation lacks the extreme fluidity one would associate with Flashback. There’s still some work to do on the controls, however, with only partial support for controllers standing out the most (you can control the character but are unable to shoot, aim, or choose dialog options). The keyboard/mouse setup isn’t quite perfect either due to the fact that aiming is currently mapped to the middle mouse button while shooting sits on the left button. The inability to move while shooting and the tendency of enemies to shoot you even while off-screen might also require some adjustments in the development process. Still, these issues aside, Dex looks set to make quite an impression. Time will tell if they manage to pull it off and we were right to have faith in them.

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All comments

Commented on 2014-09-04 11:37:17
YES...I've been waiting for this to appear somewhere. Love it. Thanks.
Commented on 2014-09-04 20:16:42
I want this.
Commented on 2014-09-08 12:12:46
That looks really cool

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    MrWhite Games, lower prices on things, and all firmware stuff sorted, and I see now reason why it wont be a success. So basically, about 6 months to a year to wait (1 Hour ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite Basically the way I see it is this: it needs a handful of games, some sociable ones, and a few of its other niggling caveats to be consolidated as to be reasonable. (1 Hour ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite as if they'd very little understanding of what the thing actually is, and what it's trying to do. (1 Hour ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite Yeah, most seem reasonable in their concerns. But it sounds resoundingly positive as far as the hardware goes. Unless you're IGN of course. They basically just shat on it (1 Hour ago)
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    Megido Stardew Valley multiplayer on Switch. SOLD! (1 Hour ago)
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX Well DF's review was pretty good and hardly all positive. I think if you could find something in their review to validate either decision. (1 Hour ago)
  • MrWhite
    MrWhite @GriftGFX: Most seem to be, within good reason. It's all mostly positive with a healthy dose of trepidation and ambiguity. And then you read IGN's review...how are they even considered professional? (1 Hour ago)
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