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!
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.
@docLEXfisti: What was your final level? I'm finding the leveling system to be out of order with my quest progress. (58 minutes ago)
ps and no one can combat the guy just running around. I wish there was some sort of sword combat (3 Hours ago)
I think the ship combat looks like it could get nuts if there are multiple ships involved. The lack of hand to hand combat is really telling though. Videos from a month ago feature guys getting on shi (3 Hours ago)
[url] This is GOTG and we all know it! (5 Hours ago)
Inside devs are already teasing the GOTG for the next decade release. (14 Hours ago)
Ico, one and done. next, Zone of Enders 1. (14 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: I think MS were in full on panic mode because they wanted to add value to their box, so they showed everything. (20 Hours ago)