The Surge Shows Us How to Sever Extremities

Posted on 06 Apr 2017 by
L Coulsen

It’s already been clearly established that targeting specific body parts is a large gameplay aspect in Deck13’s The Surge. So, today, we have a trailer demonstrating and further highlighting both it’s importance and implementation.

It’s all about finding that sweet spot between risk and reward. Aiming, for example, for the arm will result in a battle that takes significantly longer than shoving your giant rod down an enemy’s throat, but it might net you a sweet, sweet upgrade that allows you to do greater damage in the future.

Throw in the strategic application of horizontal and vertical attacks to the mix, and you have a pretty deep combat system. Allowing a great degree of versatility as to how you approach a game, and turning each and every encounter, not just the massive boss battles, into a weighty choice between a quick victory…or risk receiving a lucky hit in hopes of shifting the favour of the next scuffle you get into.

Of course, you just know, somewhere down the line, hardcore players will work out the very best way to maximize everything at every turn, but then, isn’t that all the fun? We’ll find out soon enough as the release date for The Surge approaches.


Official Press Release

The Surge – Target, Loot and Equip in limb-cutting new trailer, Coming May 16 – preorders open now for consoles and PC

Deck13’s upcoming hardcore Action-RPG The Surge comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16, 2017. Today, the latest Target, Loot and Equip Trailer highlights the game’s limb-slicing loot system in all its bloody, brutal glory.

The Surge gives players greater control over what they loot from defeated enemies. During combat, they can individually target specific body parts, which they can damage with a wise combination of vertical and horizontal attacks to then slice off – and what part they dismember directly determines what piece of equipment they loot. When approaching an enemy, players will make a difficult decision: do they target an unarmored body part for a shorter fight, or risk a lengthier, damaging battle for a chance at slicing off a shiny new piece of equipment?
Balancing risk and reward is core to succeeding in The Surge, and bold players will be rewarded well! The toughest enemies drop the most powerful weapons and armor, so if you see a piece of equipment you like the look of, you’ll need to fight hard for it…or die trying.

The Surge comes May 16th, and is available to pre-order now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Visit the official website for more info.

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