Redfall, the newest game developed by Arcane Austin, has already made waves in the gaming community for its unique take on cooperative gameplay. Set in the once-charming island town of Redfall, the game revolves around players fighting against a horde of vampires and their cult followers who have taken over the town.
The game’s ambiance is quite creepy, with stories of people being attacked by or turned into vampires, making it an intense and thrilling experience. The use of a flashlight as the only source of light while navigating through dark spaces increases the tension, and the game’s developer, Arcane Austin, knows how to craft a menacing atmosphere.
Redfall Game: Official Launch Trailer
Redfall is best played with other players as it changes the entire gameplay dynamic. Together, players can make quick work of vampires, cult followers, and mercenaries who are all intent on taking them down. In contrast to playing alone, where there is only fear and solitude, playing with other players creates a sense of camaraderie. What was once a potentially chilling challenge becomes a hunting party ready to take on the biggest baddies with guns and powers blazing.
I had the pleasure of playing about four hours of Redfall on PC. The game developers have made it abundantly clear that Redfall is an Arcane game, despite having the look of some other looter shooters or four-player co-op games. While there are limited abilities per character, and stealth isn’t as big of a factor, the storytelling and simulated world are all there.
Players can randomly stumble across a vampire feasting on an unfortunate victim, and opposing factions can suddenly break out into gunfire. Sometimes enemies discuss their plans for the future, making the gameplay more dynamic and unpredictable.
Redfall Game Characters
The game also has a unique mechanic where instead of getting money, players earn support. The currency is earned by completing objectives and finding useful items that go back to the folks hiding in safe houses. Working with the people of Redfall is not only a major story element but also a nice general theme that’s apparent throughout the game. Toilet paper has a higher value than say, a creepy doll or a wedding ring.
Layla is a character that players can team up with, and her psychic abilities are versatile. One of the coolest parts of her kit is how she can call in her vampire ex-boyfriend to help slay enemies. Combat balance with three players still felt good, and as we challenged more special vampires, the best chance we had at a guaranteed fight with good loot was by taking on side quests.
Redfall Game: Gameplay
The game has a meter that shows up as a reminder once full, and the Rook appears. Killing any of the special vampires and completing objectives contributes to angering the vampire gods. In order to defeat the now-reigning vampire gods of Redfall, players must first understand who they were before they turned. Then they can strike, but until then, players can still have plenty of fun coordinating attacks against lesser but still powerful vampires and their followers.
In conclusion, Redfall is a unique and exciting game that is sure to be a hit with fans of cooperative action games. With its creepy ambiance, challenging gameplay, and interesting characters, Redfall is sure to become a staple in the cooperative