Microsoft Receives a Long-Awaited Exclusive in Redfall
After a relatively quiet 2022 for exclusive titles, Microsoft has finally received one of the most talked-about games in recent weeks. Redfall has landed on Xbox Series X|S and PC (as well as Xbox Game Pass) with a thirst for blood and a desire to showcase its potential.
Perhaps because it’s the first major exclusive release from Arkane and Bethesda since the company’s acquisition, or perhaps due to controversy surrounding the game’s technical aspects, many are eager to know the verdict of the press on Redfall.
At Hobby Consolas, we have had the opportunity to play Redfall, and in this review, we will tell you all about this vampiric shooter that is sure to generate a lot of debate in the community.
The Story and Setting of Redfall
Redfall takes players to the eponymous town on the coast of New England, where a paranormal ferry accident has led to an invasion by vampires. The prosperous village has fallen to the vampires, and it’s up to players to take on the role of one of four playable characters, Layla Ellison, Jacob Boyer, Devinder Crousley, and Remi de la Rosa.
Redfall’s narrative sacrifices elaboration for cooperative shooter gameplay, but the story is still noteworthy and captivating. Players will have to solve the mystery of how the invasion of the vampires came about, which is made addictive through the game’s environmental storytelling approach.
The game features missions, written notes, and scattered conversations that will keep players interested in the game’s world-building.
The Atmosphere of Redfall
Redfall’s setting creates an engaging atmosphere. The game world itself is beautifully crafted, with every house, place of interest, and location having a distinctive and detailed design.
Redfall has a smaller map size compared to other open-world games, but the village is still distinctive and carries a unique identity. The game takes inspiration from Aurora’s “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” and Sunnydale in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” making it familiar but unique at the same time.
The Gameplay and Story of Redfall
Redfall is a first-person shooter that focuses on cooperative play with up to four other players, and it is everything fans of Arkane’s work would expect. The game features an array of weaponry, with each type serving a specific purpose against different enemies. Players can choose from four playable characters, each with unique abilities.
Redfall features a classic open-world system, with the city being divided into districts dominated by central bases where players can restock. The design of missions leads to an exploration of the entirety of the map.
The game has a looter-shooter system, with weapon enhancements and individual character-specific skill trees. Players can play solo or take on cooperative play, with the latter being the most appealing. Though the voice chat with cross operation has been reported to be a bit buggy and requires an internet connection, Redfall remains a thrilling game with excellent gameplay elements.
Redfall has received mixed reviews, with some praising the game for its interesting world-building and atmospheric design. The game offers a thrilling experience, but there are still some areas that need improvement.
Redfall’s lack of variety is apparent, but its environmental storytelling makes it an addictive experience. Players who love looter-shooter games will enjoy Redfall, and cooperative play offers a thrilling experience that will keep players engaged for hours