Any game that cites Quake and Spelunky as inspiration has my attention—even more so if you throw a healthy dose of the 1990s into that mix. Strafe claims all three as a nostalgia-driven, twitch-shooting roguelike FPS. It’s out today and marks the occasion with a suitably retro ‚Official Movie Trailer.‘
I wouldn’t normally advocate for a trailer pushing the five minute mark so freely, however this one is worth the pseudo jaunt down memory lane.
„As a Scrapper on an impossibly dangerous mission at the edge of the galaxy,“ so explains the game’s publisher Devolver Digital, „You only have one life to navigate all the nightmarish terrains of Strafe. When you die, nothing will ever be the same again.“
For more involved thoughts on what Strafe has to offer, you might like to check out Omri Petitte’s review. It’s not without its failings, he reckons, however here he is on the game’s throwback mindset:
„Strafe nails its chosen genre’s fascination with death, packaging a single-life…