- Summary: Inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?
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May 30, 2019Void Bastards is a fun and fresh mix between classic first-person shooter and modern roguelikes. Focusing on giving the player more problems than punishments, Blue Manchu has crafted a game that is fun from the beginning to the end. Furthermore, its aesthetics and graphics are simply gorgeous. One of the greatest surprises of 2019 so far.
Jun 7, 2019Although it would benefit from being either a bit shorter and/or having a bit more variety, Void Bastards is easy to recommend. It looks unique and has enough fun baked in that failure rarely feels frustrating or punishing. Fans of action games as diverse as Bioshock or FTL will enjoy it and anyone who chuckles at games like The Stanley Parable will feel at home with Void Bastards’ sense of absurd humor.
May 29, 2019This game is an idiosyncratic joy – a brash, clever, juvenile head-trip, messy at the edges but all the more likable for it. It is loaded with brilliant pop-culture references, channeling not just Adams, 2000AD and Tank Girl, but also anime and 90s industrial dance music. Void Bastards is Cowboy Bebop meets Trainspotting, on a night out, in a galaxy of death.
Jun 7, 2019Void Bastards draws easily the attention thanks to its charming comic aesthetic and to the cel shaded visuals. Moreover, its frenetic pace means that you could spend less than an hour at a time and yet feel like you have a fulfilling experience. Alas, the different enemy types and spaceship designs start to get repetitive a little too soon, changing the sense of excitement to tedium far before the rescue of our ragtag group.
Jul 10, 2020In a colorful cartoon-ish yet cynical universe,
Where medical operations are set in a theater, Where aliens are just bored tourists,In a colorful cartoon-ish yet cynical universe,
Where medical operations are set in a theater,
Where aliens are just bored tourists,
This game is Rogue FPS where you must scavenge all kind of stuffs to progress in the story.
It can be punishing, trapping you in a burning spaceship with the most dangerous foes in the galaxy...
Or it can be merciful and grant you a ton of loot in a spaceship where all aliens are your allies !
But don't worry, you can finish the game while staying at the lowest difficulty... It would be long but it can be done !
Of course, you would be sparring yourself from the strive of battle, of loot and danger ! When you manage to survive after defeating the strongest foes, dodging the viciously traps on the way and facing the hazards... The game rewards you pretty well.
It's not a stunning and brave AAA game, but it has it charms :
the cartoon-ish style make the cynical universe possible,
dying is not punishing so you can take risks and get higher loots,
few type of enemies but each of them makes you adopt a new strategy.
Don't miss the ending, it's hilarious !… Expand
Jan 15, 2021Think of this game as if FTL was an FPS.
I absolutely loved the world building, lore and the atmosphere and the British accent and humorThink of this game as if FTL was an FPS.
I absolutely loved the world building, lore and the atmosphere and the British accent and humor really made it stand out.
The only thing I didn't like was that the UX suffered a bit due to the comic like UI.
Also, I started loving this game more when I started playing at as an actual roguelite and not as Borderlands. You do NOT need to loot everything on a ship. Take what you need and move on!… Expand
May 31, 2019Void Bastards is a great game and highly recommend it for anyone. First of all the visuals are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. TheVoid Bastards is a great game and highly recommend it for anyone. First of all the visuals are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. The game-play is smooth, fun and satisfying, while you go through each ship looking for loot to help rebuild your own ship. It will have you on the edge of your seat while you're either running from an enemy about to kill you, or on your last seconds of oxygen. Can you get what you need and make it out alive. Well why don't you go see and try it out yourself. I for one can say its one of the best I have ever played.… Expand
Jun 29, 2020Simply put, Void bastards does not only do well at looking good and being amusing, but also at dealing out the punishment.
If not forSimply put, Void bastards does not only do well at looking good and being amusing, but also at dealing out the punishment.
If not for creativity, this game excels at dispensing a good challenge,
it sort of like FTL but with an fps dungeon as the combat.… Expand
Jun 6, 2019I'm giving this game a 7. I love system shock. I love Bioshock. I love Prey, Stalker, Deus Ex, and Fallout (New Vegas) lol. This game has someI'm giving this game a 7. I love system shock. I love Bioshock. I love Prey, Stalker, Deus Ex, and Fallout (New Vegas) lol. This game has some of that , its pretty, and it does have fun moments. There is a but, and it's one that I don't think has been talked about enough because i believe most people write reviews with under an hour play time. The loop gets boring quickly. I said it, and believe me I WANTED TO PLAY THIS GAME FOR MONTHS. But after about 10 hours I really just don't see the point. The missed the mark with lack of story, they could have made a rouge lite with audio logs to push you forward like all the games its trying to be like. The game is good, but don't go in thinking its going to stay fresh for long.… Expand
May 16, 2020You may like it a lot the first time you play it.
You will like it less every time from there on out.
Its a decent FPS roguelike, but thereYou may like it a lot the first time you play it.
You will like it less every time from there on out.
Its a decent FPS roguelike, but there is nothing to keep you coming back after the initial novelty wears off.
Every reviewer that spent less than 10 -15 hours playing Void Bastards before writing their review is negligent. Thats probably all of them, which would explain the scores.
As you start to become comfortable with the game and its systems, you will realize there is nothing to play for, and move on to something with heart.
They made a competent experience that is very thin and soulless. Its not worth the initial asking price considering the quick sell by date.
There are so many more worthy candidates for your time and money.....these are not the Voids your looking for.....you may go about your business......move along,,,,,… Expand
Aug 5, 2019most obnoxious first mission ever in any videogame, so much so that they had to explain that the game expects you to die in the screen tipmost obnoxious first mission ever in any videogame, so much so that they had to explain that the game expects you to die in the screen tip immediately after, goes a long way to show how much they missed the mark
repetitive crap… Expand