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    dkirschner's DUSK (PC)

    [October 22, 2023 09:09:21 PM]
    This is the first "boomer shooter" that I've played on purpose sense becoming aware of the term. What is a boomer shooter? Google around and go down the rabbit hole of people debating it on Reddit...basically, these are Doom/Quake/Wolfenstein homages. Throwbacks to the FPS days before Half-Life. For some reason, this genre is very popular now. I guess young people who didn't grow up with the FPSes of yesteryear really missed out on their simplicity, the straightforward fragging and gibbing, and they want a return to basics.

    DUSK has been on my radar for a while. These boomer shooters tend to get really great Steam reviews, and this one is overwhelmingly positive and tops a lot of "best of" lists. So, when I saw it on Amazon Luna, along with Devil May Cry 5, I thought, "Dang, Luna's free games are where it's at!" And I thought I might as well try a boomer shooter. Well, boomer shooters are like being transported back in time. Was DUSK fun? Yes. Was the shooting great? Yes. Were there gibs? Yes. Sarcasm aside, there is nothing wrong with DUSK. I played through the first of three chapters, then got a little bit into the second chapter before turning it off. It didn't feel like anything new. What it was doing, it was doing well, but I guess I want more depth in my FPS games now.

    In DUSK, there is a cult. Then there are some military dudes and an experiment gone wrong. I gather the plot goes into outer space. I don't really know what was going on. I don't know who I was. It was thin. I got all the standard FPS guns, killed some bosses, found red, blue, and yellow keys, etc., etc. I think the main thing DUSK has going for it, aside from just being a solid shooter, is the atmosphere. It's got a real horror feel to it, and I legitimately jumped several times at rats. The setting makes the game tense above and beyond the shooting. I know this because I played it on "accessible" for a long time, before turning the difficulty up to something like "I can do it" (which was significantly harder!). So, I wasn't in any danger of dying when those rats were spooking me!

    Anyway, there's my review of DUSK and boomer shooters. I'll play another one if it does something really differently. But if they're just really good homages to classic FPS games, then I don't need to stop and look.
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    dkirschner's DUSK (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Sunday 22 October, 2023

    GameLog closed on: Sunday 22 October, 2023

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Definitely fun, good horror element. But it's an old-school shooter. Homage, I guess these boomer shooters are.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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