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Developer: Sony San Diego Studio
Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter
Kill Strain – Gameplay Trailer | PS4
It would be hard to say that Kill Strain isn’t at least ambitious. The game was a studio’s first outing in a relatively immature genre, which attempted to take a dramatically different approach to many of core mechanics that define MOBAs. Though carefully calculated, these risks fall flat in execution, resulting in a confusing and joyless experience. Too bad that infected class couldn’t contaminate the other factions with a little fun. Now that would be a character class worth paying for…
Kill Strain may find its following as a free-to-play game, but I expect more polish, more stability from shooters that we’re asked to play for long periods of time. I can’t accept the odd matchmaking decisions, nor the way Kill Strain sabotages teamwork by encouraging lone wolf playstyles.