I must hand it to publisher GungHo: ‘Let it Die’ is the weirdest game I’ve ever played. That’s saying much, after I thought nothing could top the mini Duke Nukem Forever PS3 kitchen condiment fight from years past. Behold, I’ve eaten my words.
The easiest way to describe Let It Die, is it a roguelike, survival marathon, along the vein of Dark Souls. Meaning, die a lot, fight against others who died while doing so, and encounter often frustratingly difficult enemies and situations along the way.
A bit like Fallout but with a grittier feel, Let It Die has the look of a AAA title. Levels are disgusting in the best of ways, littered with bodies and blood.
Amazing. The handiwork of famed Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka, audio is incredible. Let It Die claims 100+ top Japanese artists are featured within and it shows. Sound effects are equally terrific. Be warned: bad guys are quick to swear like sailors. Combined with swear words on clothing and environs, Let It Die is not for the kiddos.
It’s free, and publisher GungHo is generous in providing freebies to all players. Any Dark Souls fan must try this one out. But give it at least 5 hours before passing judgement.
Let It Die is flawed, but it’s perhaps the best free-to-play game ever made on the PS4. It’s different, daring, and occasionally impossible. But it’s also a must play for fans of the roguelike gene.