Within Necromunda: Hired Gun the combat system is fantastic however the other aspects aren’t excellent. In our review whether this latest Warhammer 40000 universe shooter is worth your time.
- Producer: Streum On Studio
- Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
- Date of release: June 1, 2021
Hive planets are the most populated regions of the Imperium that house billions of people working in huge industrial complexes providing mountains of products, in a universe which is “forty thousands”. The planets that are industrialized are polluted and chaotic, with the survival of the fittest and a variety of groups sharing areas of influence and constantly fighting with each other.
Our protagonist comes to life as the merchant (gender and appearance that you are able to choose prior to beginning your game) who finds himself in a conflict between local Lords. After a failed mission, the mercenary loses his team and is saved from bounty hunters Cal Jericho, offering to assist in uncovering a major plot.
This is all the more reason to become completely acquainted with the game’s mechanics. Necromunda Hired Gun is an inexpensive version of the latest elements of DOOM series featuring high-quality shooting, an extensive range of guns as well as elements of parkour in form of double-jumping or running across the walls. The hook-cat can be used to help make the game more straight, by avoiding the fire of enemies and climbing to the top of the hill quickly.
Enhancing the firefights with the cybernetic Mastiff. He is summoned at any point and will light up the enemies and attack them on their own or at command. This isn’t to say it’s an essential companion, particularly as it disperses in half a second after the call however it can add some varietyand has even helped me navigate the mazes of Hive World.
In the bottom, players are able to chat with a few NPCs You can also complete the primary and side missions (the latter are designed to earn money, and are not exciting, and are based on portions of locations previously visited) You can also admire the brute appearance of the mixture of concrete and steel.
However the navigating process in the rusty beauties isn’t the most convenient. Massive levels make it difficult to identify the right paths or entrances and even the end marker isn’t always the correct one. The game isn’t very bright and lacks visual guidance. At times, I was forced to walk around in circles or fall into walls.
Then there’s Necromunda. Hired Gun has a similar feel to it throughout. It appears to be in good order However, examine the game closely, and the sloppiness and irregularities appear. A variety of weapons that you only utilize a few or three guns. Upgrades that can be taken out of the game , without having a significant impact on the game’s gameplay. A inventory that’s cluttered and uncomfortable. A cybermastiff which feels not much use. Battles that are fun with stupid opponents. Beautiful design for the locations and exorbitantly heavy load on the hardware of your PC with constant framerate drops, and many bugs. I’d like to focus on the latter issue in greater depth: it is possible to get used to the sound of stuttering words and enemies being stuck within objects, but just prior to the final battle, the game completely erased my saved game. These kinds of errors cannot be forgiven.
In the end, it is a fairly typical shooter, a sort of “bashka” with which you can dedicate some evenings with a free “window” in between big releases. However, don’t expect anything else from Necromunda Hired Gun and don’t expect anything less than good shooting overall.