Shield your meat
Shopper Softproducts has introduced the arrival of a patch for the deranged 2021 meatpunk title, Cruelty Squad. Not like many late-arrival patches, this patch does extra than simply repair compatibility points and squash minor bugs. It makes the armor within the sport truly do one thing.
Replace: Armor now works for the primary time in Cruelty Squad, a sport that has been out for greater than two yearshttps://t.co/DDQ9jUtw4T
— Shopper Softproducts Oy (@CSoftproducts) March 27, 2023
As a result of Shopper Softproducts will get by on intentionally combined messages, and Cruelty Squad as an entire is presumably only one huge sick joke, I used to be truthfully not sure if this was actual. And by that, I imply many issues. I wasn’t certain if this was an actual patch. I couldn’t inform if armor was truly non-functional earlier than. And I’m nonetheless not sure if this actually fixes it.
So, fortunately, I used to be capable of finding this Steam discussion board thread from again in 2021, the place customers talk about non-functional armor as if it’s a generally identified factor and speculate that it appears to be a bug. Whether or not or not the patch really fixes it’s nonetheless pending analysis by somebody braver and smarter than me.
What’s actually humorous about that is that in my evaluation of Cruelty Squad, I discussed that my most well-liked technique to play was to “put on heavy armor and mow by way of dudes just like the T-800.” So, you’re telling me that the armor wasn’t doing something? It was simply, what, giving me the arrogance I wanted to blow folks up with out cowl or subterfuge?
Vortex of dangerous design
You may be questioning how I wouldn’t have observed one thing like that, however have you ever performed Cruelty Squad? I described it as a “swirling vortex of dangerous design” and opined that it was practically inconceivable to strategy critically. It’s onerous to separate the elements of it which are deliberately dangerous from those which are simply poorly designed. Or damaged, on this case.
It might sound like I’m being harsh on the sport, however I completely love Cruelty Squad. It’s a fascinating expertise and a stark-raving bare strategy to sport design whose affect is already being felt within the indie sphere. The self-immolation strategy to design is so compelling, and few video games do it with as a lot unapologetic pizazz as Cruelty Squad. It’s a troublesome sport to suggest whereas concurrently being one which I want extra folks would attempt. I don’t assume I can gush any extra enthusiastically, so I need to resort to only making a grunting noise to emphasise my level: Uurgh!
Cruelty Squad is presently contained on PC. It’s presently unsupported by the Steam Deck.