Outriders game from People Can Fly Studios and Square Enix publishing, a shooting and cooperative action game with fast play and RPG game elements from various armor developments and the use of various skills, so has the studio succeeded in providing a balanced experience and enjoyable cooperative play? This is what we will discover in the following lines of our review.
The story of the game tells about a fighter in which events revolve around and possesses special abilities and you, with the help of his friends, have to solve the mystery surrounding his world and the danger facing the rest of humanity. The game offers a diverse world of play from war arenas to devastated cities, army camps, barren lands and desolate forests in a distinctive diversity It helps you spend dozens of hours playing in different areas without getting bored. The game maps are wrong with the large number of loading screens, so before every movie scene there is a loading screen and there are cinematic scenes that have been inserted unnecessarily as a movie scene to open a door or cross a bridge to perform a side task.
The style of play depends on the launch system, hiding behind barricades and walls, and diversifying the use of skills to confront dozens of enemies, well, the game may be unfair if we say that it depends on hiding. Everything in the game is designed to encourage you to move constantly. A traditional treatment method that encourages you to restore character health through the use of skills and direct combat.
The game offers the option to play one of the four specialties in the game and offers a unique experience for each one of them, as one will have auxiliary skills for remote confrontations and advantages when using sniper weapons and another that provides you with direct confrontation skills, shields, advantages and additional damage when fighting near the enemies.
With the progress in playing the game will offer you many new skills that you can choose three of them while playing and combine them according to the different situations as you will get many, many weapons and armor falling from the enemies and through the boxes hidden in the battlefields, which will encourage you to continuous exploration, you will be able to develop armor And weapons by raising their level or changing the skills and advantages attached to them, but with the amount of armor and weapons that you will obtain, which are commensurate with the level and strength of a personal, you will be in a constant change of the equipment used.
Apart from the story missions, the game offers many side missions and hunting missions or eliminating wanted people in an optional variety for those looking for options to raise their level or maybe to get some rare gear.
The game offers levels of difficulty in a different way than usual, so when you start playing you will play in the first level and when you succeed in a number of battles and collect experience points, you will be able to play in the next level, but the choice is in your hands, moving to the next level means more difficult enemies and also means the possibility of obtaining much better equipment and the progress of the game 15 difficulty levels, making you constantly want to reach the highest levels of difficulty to get the rarest weapons and armor.
You can play in the story with one player or play cooperatively with up to 3 players, and the game actually offers a more enjoyable experience in cooperative play where you will be able to spread in the map better and combine your skills in addition to helping each other if one of you gets in trouble.
This does not mean that the cooperative play experience is free of problems, as the game has, since its launch, contained various communication problems, such as waiting for a long time to join the game or a sudden disconnection with communication, and also an imbalance in the level of difficulty in some stages in the event that one of the players leaves the team except for some different technical problems That may face you, such as the disappearance of enemies from the area sometimes and not being able to open one of the doors for a mistake from the game, which requires you to repeat the mission again to bypass it.
The game provided acceptable graphics, especially on the new generation devices and the PC without offering anything very impressive, but the acoustics were not at the desired level.
This game has been reviewed with a PS5 review version that was made available by the publisher as the game is released in the market.