I have to admit that I found favorable conditions with the DESYNC review. A bad week at work, a bit of nerves and a desire to relieve myself, made me willingly immerse myself in this purebred shooter. The fact that my “traditional” Polish language was very active during the game, but it was a completely different kind of nerve. Even after a series of deaths in a row and a few hits on the desk, I tried again, with full concentration, because I will not let them go!
It’s not easy at DESYNC
The plot, the leitmotif and the main sense of the game is shooting. Don’t ask who, don’t ask why, just reload and fire! Each stage is divided into closed sectors, and our task is to repel subsequent, materializing enemies. Of course, the farther into the forest, the harder it gets, and to be honest, the overall difficulty level is quite high. DESYNC is also intended for people who like statistics and dialing new records. After each stage, we are rewarded with a detailed account of our performance, and next to each board there is an overall ranking table of all players.
As long as there is enough ammunition
Gameplay is really dynamic, jumps, sprints and continuous rotation around its axis so as not to be surprised by accident. In this respect, the production from The Foregone Syndicate works really well and every fan of such gameplay should be satisfied. During the clashes, it is very important to use the elements of the environment – pushing enemies into the abyss, activating traps, using deadly spikes or lava columns placed on the map. The variety of opponents is large, and each of them has unique skills and weapons. And so here we have armored fireball fighters, melee hammerheads, and swift four-legged beasts that engage a kamikaze-style blast upon taking damage as a target. However, the smallest nits, resembling spiders, which suck on like leeches, gradually deprive us of health points, fell under my skin the most. I did not find a way to get rid of them, so every time I let myself be surprised I knew that I was waiting for a lvl restart.
Between the next clashes, in our command center, we have time to improve our weapons, change special skills or choose a method of destroying the opponent for which we will be rewarded. The choice is quite large, and it all depends on what style of play suits us best. However, I must admit that not everything was 100% clear to me, and especially when buying up weapon upgrades, I was getting lost, even after those few hours with DESYNC, I’m not sure exactly how it works.
Epileptics, stay away!
It’s hard to describe the game stylist in words, but just take a look at the screenshots and we already know what we are dealing with. Futuristic, geometric locations with strong, energetic colors take us to a completely different world. The effect is complemented by an atmospheric soundtrack created for the game. Of course, for a better experience, I recommend playing with headphones. Originality in this respect is both an advantage and a disadvantage of this production. The visuals can really tire the eyes and force the player to take frequent breaks.
DESYNC – summary
DESYNC is an interestingly designed and thought-out production that works very well as a thoughtless shooter. Unfortunately, due to the dynamics, difficulties and original, although tiring graphics, I could not last more than an hour during one session. If you want to see a positive in this, depending on your individual skills, the game will last for at least a dozen or so hours of demanding entertainment, of course, if we do not smash the keyboard earlier.