This year has already delivered a plethora of fantastic games. From massive open-world games to more narrative-driven titles. Now and then a unique idea is conceived, and I think that Steelrising falls is in that area. We saw the reveal of mentioned title during the summer of 2021 and have seen very little of it. However, a few days ago there was new gameplay footage, alongside some commentary from the devs themselves. We covered the release of this gameplay footage a few days ago.
“Paris, 1789. The city is in the grip of terror. The Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. It falls to Aegis, an engineering marvel, to take on the king’s ranks of automatons and change the course of history.”
A Cog of Blades
In this game, you will be taking on the role of Aegis, an automaton with capabilities that make it the perfect weapon. From built-in armored fans that make for up-close deadly combos and great defense to pole weapons for ranged attacks to muskets to massive steel claws that allow for counterattacking. Aegis will need all of these tools to be of service to the French Revolution, and stop the reign of Louis XVI.
Greatness Knows Patience
Although the gameplay video shows great potential, ultimately, Spider Games has a lot of polishing to do. After their most recent title Greedfall, expectations are not outstanding, considering the unrefined nature of Greedfall and how although it brought good ideas in the end it had a fairly average reception. However, I think Spider Games can allocate their energy more concisely with Steelrising. This is because it looks like a smaller game. It is an action RPG rather than a narrative-heavy, fantasy RPG with a large world like Greedfall.
The reason for mentioning the refinement that this game requires is because its release date is September 8th of 2022. That’s just around the corner, and considering how the artistic vision of this game is marvelous, I would not be against it spending some more time in the oven. The footage lacks environmental music, has framerate issues, and some sound effects are not present. That’s not to say that Spider Games can’t cook up a banger of a game in that timeframe. However, if they need to delay it I am all for it.