Posted: July 7
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Well it seems I have found a rather hidden gem in my expansive library of steam games (145 of em). Teleglitch: Die More Edition is a very enjoyable (albeit hard, hence the "DIE MORE") game that I got for next to nothing in a Humble Bundle, and well, I can say it was very little money very well spent, but I'd still pay full-price for this. Teleglitch is fun, and hard, and kinda scary, and potentially frustrating, but it's a roguelike so dying just means you get a new adventure every time, and I like that.
The main game is incredibly atmospheric. The story is told through abandoned computer terminals and the main character's inner soliloquies, and it's pretty messed up. Lots of illegal experimentation and mad scientists playing god with some kinda weird zombie plague they thought would save everyone, the usual stuff.
This game feels rather Resident-Evil-4-ey and Dead-Space-ey in terms of its inventory system and the gameplay elements:
-You have guns that are all very effective at killing things, but ammo is precious and can be wasted easily with a jumpy trigger finger.
-On the other hand, melee attacking never runs out, but requires enemies to be incredibly close to you and slightly to your right to successfully kill them with, therefore increasing the risk
-You also have a multitude of explosives to be found, the most common being RDX-250, a small placeable or tossable explosive that blows up a second or two after thrown/dropped, but can be dangerous to the user, so it's risky yet effective when out of ammo or when facing a crowd
-there's also a crafting system, where you can combine various objects to get better objects, such as combining healing items to get more potent ones, or combining weapon parts together to make some kind of mutant triple-barreled automatic grenade-launcher thing (it's kinda nuts) or some other crazy weapon
See? It's like top-down Resident Evil 4 or Dead Space with a little less linear-ness, roguelike elements, and a slightly more in-depth crafting system. I guess you could call it survival horror, because it's a very panicky game where you'll be fighting for your life in an abandoned space station trying to conserve ammo while also trying to kill things that are charging you.
Overall, I give this game a definite 9/10, and I'd reccommend it to anyone who likes RE4, Dead Space, or any other combat-oriented survival horrors.
TL:DR Must-have survival horror game for anyone with $15 in their steam account.