Free to play apocalyptic horror dungeon crawler LET IT DIE is out now on Playstation network. It has to be one of the weirdest titles I have ever played, but that is to be expected from the bizarre creator Suda 51. Suda 51 is responsible for games such as “LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW” and “KILLER7”; surprisingly this title might be the weirdest to date. The wasteland aesthetics and gory kills all wrapped up in a hack and slash dungeon crawler makes this game something special.
The game takes place in the infamous Tower Of Barbs and you must conquer each floor to reach the supposed treasure at the top. Throughout the tower you will collect various weapons and armor while battling various bizarre enemies. These enemies may even be the corpses of friends who have died in the tower! You must progress through the tower little by little while attempting to level up your character ideally without dying. It isn’t all painful though; the waiting room of the tower acts as a safe zone and it is a place to recollect in between floors.
The gameplay is a blend of several styles and games you have probably played in the past. It plays with several classic gaming tropes but it is also fully aware of that and pokes fun at itself quite often. Even with the typical hack and slash RPG tropes, most everything in LET IT DIE feels incredibly fresh. The combat is a little bit clunky and has somewhat of a DARKSOULS style when it comes to rolling out of the way and looking for openings. The weapons are really fun a unique but they quickly wear out especially in the early part of the game.
It is a tough brutal world and there is little to no forgiveness in the tower. Each character you create levels separately and it makes it devastating to lose that investment of time when you die. There are ways to save your character but unfortunately the easiest way is to pay actual money. Much like the “souls” games it is very rewarding to conquer a challenging foe. One cool feature is that your characters will turn into blood thirsty maniacs when you die. All of this together makes for some intense battles throughout the tower.
I am still in the early stages of the game, so I am going to refrain from a full on review. I will however say that since LET IT DIE is free on Playstation network you should totally give it a shot. Some aspects such as the clunky inventory system need to be fixed but overall it is way better than you would typically expect from a free to play game.
LET IT DIE is out now on Playstation 4.