Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: Xbox One, PS4, PC
- Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
- Developer: Deck13 Interactive
- Release Date: Dec 5, 2017
- Price:$14.99 (Requires Full Game)
- Rating: M for Mature
- Genre: Action, RPG
- Players: 1
- Official Website: http://www.thesurge-game.com/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Briefly, we’ll reintroduce you to the world of The Surge and what can be expected from you when playing. In The Surge, you control a guy who has been fused to a metallic frame suit when various systems go out of control during an operation to restore your legs. When you wake up after losing consciousness, you learn that the world around you has become infested with people who have lost their minds and machines that have gone berserk. The Surge: A Walk in the Park brings you back to this post-apocalyptic sci-fi world, but now, in a new location called CREO World.
Once more, players will take their hero and need to hack and slash their way through various new enemies and bosses to save those trapped in the theme park during the event that made all the machinery go out of control. It’s a simple premise to give returning players a new reason to explore a new area but it works well thanks to the area feeling like it should exist in the world we’re in. Plus, the new enemies give players a new threat face off against which is always a plus in any DLC. We have some problems though with the new DLC in The Surge, but we’ll first mention the stuff we liked about it and save the issues for last.
Speaking about the positives, The Surge: A Walk in the Park is a really cool place to explore. The theme park, at first, seems almost too happy and cheerful in comparison to the dark and bleak work environments of the main game. However, within a few minutes of being in CREO World you begin to become uneasy as you see the mascots who look silly and joke-y attack you with big arms and donut shaped heads. If you do begin to miss the dark hallways and such though don’t be worried as The Surge: A Walk in the Park offers up plenty more areas like that as you explore the underground portions of CREO World. If we loved anything about The Surge: A Walk in the Park, it’s definitely this new area and how much it offers exploration wise.
Though trust us folks, we didn’t just love the areas we do love the new enemies which start off comical at first but slowly become quite menacing. While many of the enemies in The Surge: A Walk in the Park feel similar to the main game’s enemies and how their AI works, that doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time beating these foes. Some enemies like the long-armed machines or even the beginning donut mascots still can be fast and all too quick to kill those who think they are too overpowered for this DLC area. Even the bosses can be a bit tricky but for veterans of The Surge, they won’t pose much of a problem. There are some cool new armor sets to collect and try out but that is where we will now shift things to the issues we had with The Surge: A Walk in the Park.
Like The Surge main game, the A Walk in the Park DLC suffers from the fact that for most, the new armor sets aren’t going to be as good as your main gear. Even if you did want to max them out too, you’ll have to once more go through the earlier areas recollecting materials which just feels like a chore at this point, if we’re being honest. Another issue we have with The Surge: A Walk in the Park is that reaching this DLC area can be either really simple or really annoying and even possibly ten times harder to beat. Like Dark Souls, The Surge’s DLC can be accessed via being either in the second area of the game or an area called Central Production B. If you’re new to The Surge, then once you’ve done a certain amount in the DLC it will kick you out till you make it further in the game which can be annoying. For those who have beaten The Surge once though, they won’t have this issue and can complete A Walk in the Park all in one shot. It’s quite frustrating to be honest for newcomers, but veterans will just have to suffer the harder difficulty and that can be annoying as well.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- More great action gameplay
- Fun new areas to explore
- Several new armor sets to gather and enemies to face off against
- A few hours of additional content means more of The Surge to enjoy
- Armor sets still won’t be worth it compared to your main gear and you’ll have to regrind to level them up
- Can be heard to deal with if you’re new to the main game or in New Game+