First-person shooters in the vein of Quake and Unreal Tournament appear to be making a comeback of late, and while Wrack could be slotted into this niche, it s actually been in development for six years. That s a long time, but it appears the wait is over: Wrack is now available to purchase on Steam, and judging by the launch trailer below it s sure to satisfy anyone who is reluctant to hide behind cover while shooting at things.
I ve not played Wrack, but I m sold on the art theme. According to Keiji Inafune the game reminds him of a first-person shooter Mega Man, which is high praise coming from the man who made Mega Man. Alongside the art style and high speed movement is a kill chain system, which rewards players for killing things as quickly and relentlessly as possible. In theory it sounds like a more simplified version of Bulletstorm s skillshots.
In addition to the core gameplay of shooting at things while moving around frantically, there's also Steam Workshop support, meaning a wealth of user-generated maps will likely appear if the game builds a following. It's currently selling with a 10 per cent discount too.
The Wrack launch trailer: