GlitchPunk Preview (Steam Early Access)
Inspired by classic top-down action games, This Glitchpunk Preview shows us how you can brawl, shoot and drive your way through a dystopian future. As an android bounty hunter in a brutal world of gangs, cults and corporations there’s plenty of work for you. Lock and load, let her rip!
GlitchPunk Preview Pros:
- Nice graphics.
- 15.27GB Download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Steam trading cards.
- Partial controller support.
- Graphics – full screen, resolution, resolution scale slider, anti-aliasing, post-processing, shadow quality, texture quality, fog, bloom, pixelated effect, camera shake, and brightness.
- Four chapters – Outpost Texas, New Baltia, Moscow, and Neo Tokyo.
- Male or female character choice.
- Cool soundtrack.
- Top-down view.
- Inspired by the original Grand Theft Auto games.
- Arrows show missions and points of interest.
- Tutorial pop-ups.
- Four radio stations.
- The hacking mode will allow you to alter and change things around you from people to vehicles to machines.
- Steal any car you want when you want.
- Feels like a living breathing world.
- Districts of the maps have their own gangs complete with their own stories and missions to take on.
- Plays best with a keyboard at the moment.
- Police will give chase if you break the law and it triggers a wanted level that rises if you carry on breaking the law.
- Upon death, you lose everything you had on you.
GlitchPunk Preview Cons:
- Only the New Baltia chapter is available at the moment.
- No controller settings.
- The controller doesn’t work in menus properly.
- Long loading times.
- Several cases of the game locking up or not booting correctly.
- Driving is all done on the left stick and is a nightmare due to being loose and too sensitive.
- Button prompts are keyboard only.
- No voicework.
- Not all the controls are on the controller.
- Bad performance.
- Missions don’t seem to show up when going to phone booths.
- A very dark game despite a brightness slider.
- A lot of blurry out-of-focus-looking images and buildings.
- Cold open with little in the way of guidance.
- Even with a keyboard, the controls are rough with you having to use the mouse to aim your attacks so it’s a mix of both and it’s clumsy and awkward.
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Developer: Dark Lord
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Every now and then a game goes into Early Access and it feels like that is even too early. GlitchPunk is a game that fits that category, I may not have clicked many hours but it is obvious the game is in the very early stages. I am in no way saying it’s a bad game, in fact, it shows great promise with its OG GTA vibes, Cyberpunk atmosphere, and general ideas it’s implemented so far. I just don’t think it’s quite ready for heavy criticism and instead just needs feedback and encouragement because I honestly believe it will turn into a brilliant game. The controls are janky and need work, but I won’t get bogged down in it all due to how early it is. You buy GlitchPunk now if you really need a GTA 1 or 2 fix desperately or you like being on the ground floor of a game as this game is just starting to grow. I have high hopes and the first contact with GlitchPunk is a positive one.