Review: Totally Reliable Delivery Service (PlayStation 4)

Delivery Attempted. That’s the Totally Reliable Delivery Service guarantee! T.R.D.S. is a ragdoll physics simulation about terrible package delivery couriers. Work together using odd machinery, useful gadgets, and the wonders of physics to reliably deliver packages to their destination.

Pros:

  • Chunky graphics.
  • 8.24gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Four-player online/local co-op support.
  • Uses the moving mechanic found in games like Gang Beasts and Human Fall Flat.
  • Character customisation-can be changed in the menu and you earn new items as you play.
  • Semi-open world.
  • Respawn option.
  • Play how you want.
  • The physics engine is hard at work.
  • More fun in co-op.
  • Humor throughout.
  • Can replay deliveries.
  • Deliveries-package starts at 100% and goes down with being hit or thrown around. You get given a rank when you deliver it.
  • Vehicles to drive.
  • Actions-jump/grab/hold/raise arms.
  • Free to walk around.
  • Delivery points for accepting missions.

Cons:

  • Constant screen tearing and slowdown.
  • Awkward controls.
  • Physics work hard but are broken in many ways.
  • Basic gameplay.
  • The world feels empty and lifeless.
  • Movement is just horrible due to the amount of time you spend moving around.
  • Unrewarding prizes/incentives.
  • Packages can suddenly just fly off the truck.
  • Vehicles are not good for packages.
  • Driving is messy.
  • Far too easy to mess up.
  • Grabbing objects is hit and miss.
  • Dreary soundtrack.
  • Only one control layout.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.2/10

Summary

OK so clearly this game is going for a gimmick, it’s using the infamous movement and interactions you find in games like Gang Beasts, those who don’t know its a heavy drunk style of movement and interaction. In games like Gang Beasts and Human Fall Flat, it means any task no matter how small will result in hilarity and craziness. Here it isn’t the case, it does not work as smoothly and has many bugs and glitches with the physics flipping out when called upon, the general movement is so sluggish and when you add awkward unchangeable controls, it’s messy. I endured as much as I could but it was just one of those games that tried to build on other games but never hit the mark. It’s a shame and if you do find yourself getting it then please play with friends as at least you can share the craziness and mess and you may get something out of it.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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