Developer: Robson Paiva
PublisherTop Hat Studios
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Serise X, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 22/06/2022
Price£8.99/$9.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

REDO! is a game about a girl trying to find what’ remains of a dystopian world overrun by bio-machines. That draws some inspiration from Lovecraft.

The story is told from the ‘last’ human, and her struggle through a world that is dilapidated and there is danger everywhere. 

redo! game

Bleak Out Look

When you set off on your adventure, the first thing you will notice is that you have only a melee weapon that’s fairly slow to swing. Also, enemies are overly strong and will kill you in no time. You have a dodge that gives a few I-Frames. This sounding familiar? Yeah, REDO! is another soul-like game. 

Not like the typical soul-like REDO! is a 2D metroidvania at its heart. It just happens to be punishing, in a sometimes annoying way. Enemies have two numbers next to them: health and stamina. The main battle mechanic is to wait until they are stunned and smack them about.

You will quickly get a gun that helps depletes stamina quicker. However, the range is purposely short to make sure the melee is the primary way to attack. I ended up just waiting for them to stun lock themselves after a few attacks and take advantage.

Were Am I

The world in REDO! is a vast world with many interconnected routes that create great wee short cuts. That you will need to remember as I couldn’t find a world map. There are two problems with no map. 

With the world being this big, with multiple rooms and routes, getting lost is unavoidable. This can get annoying after death that sends you a long way back. Not to mention that all the enemies respawn.

REDO! makes an already game harder by spreading out checkpoints, making progress artificially harder than it should be. In my first couple hours of play, I found two check points. In a game where you will die, it got frustrating having to traverse the game over and over.

Overall, REDO! is a good challenge, and it is not impossible to complete. It is, however, done in a way that makes it feel harder and more laborious than it should be in places.

However, being a budget title, it is still a worthwhile challenge for the masochist out there.

6-10
ABOVE AVERAGE

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