I’m a fan of old school shooters and what I just saw (in YT videos) wasn’t good.
-Level design was ok-ish for procedural generation, but it didn’t have variety in textures, lightning conditions, etc, that produced very samey zones which is a problem, it can make you go lost (which was already probable given the maze-like levels).
-Very poor enemy variety. After 90 minutes I barely have seen 5 different enemies, 98% of them time were actually 4 of them. And two of them were super similar so more like 3 enemies lol.
-And they had poor design. 2 of them were super similar as I said, actually, simple melee enemies who would walk in a straight line trying to kill you. In fact 75% of the game seems to be shooting at them. There is no a enemy like that in Doom or Quake, and it’s no coincidence, as minimum melee enemies could charge at you, or jump, or had a secondary fire, or were able to run in zig-zag, and in neither of them the basic enemies were melee-based.
This simple enemy and the abundance of them only means one thing: most of the game is played shooting at them while you press S. zzZzzZzz
Another was a simple immobile turret attached to walls that would fire at you, and another a very visually boring looking enemy, a walking turret with 4 legs that also fire an avoidable projectile. You know when an enemy is uninteresting that it doesn’t even have a face.
-Poor sound design. The 5th enemy I didn’t comment could fire at you but the sound effect was so muted it was almost silent. The player in fact sometimes didn’t seem he was being fired at. Great design!
-Poor (or No) ammo management system. I don’t know exactly how it works but all the people I’ve seen usually used the same weapon. They had thousands of bullets, and no capacity limit? So no incentive to mix it up what weapons to use depending of the ammo found in the nearby area, types of enemies, etc. I just saw someone take a new weapon and he had 75 x5 = 375 shots!
So from what I saw it’s missing totally key features of old school shooters.
edit: a negative review