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Void Bastards Review
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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Void *!@?* is a tongue-in-cheek shooting game, where you control misfit prisoners out of the Sargasso Nebula. You decide which shops to investigate, what to do and who to fight. When you die, you start again with some of the loot you've collected slowly allowing you to upgrade characters.

However, the rag-tag main characters also come with less helpful traits. You might be colour blind and only see in black and white. You might be a smoker who frequently coughs and alerts the guards. It's a novel take and works to undermine the usual power fantasy so players have to use their heads as much as quick reflexes.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 29/05/2019

Price: 60% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Developer: Blue Manchu Games (@BlueManchuGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 15 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Void *!@?* usually costs £24.99 to £26.99. 

Void *!@?*

Void *!@?*: Deluxe Bundle

PlayStation Store PS4 £26.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are extra levels available through the Tydy DLC. This adds new levels, weapons, opponents and new ships to loot. It also adds a heart starter system that gives you a chance of keeping your favourite client alive.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language, Simulated Gambling.

AccessibilityAccessibility

This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: Five difficulty settings provided but not customisable.
  • Reading: There is reading, but all text is voiced. The narrative text is small. There is a lot of text about weapons and characters that is all very small.
  • Controls: You can remap PC keyboard controls but can't remap gamepads. You can adjust mouse and stick sensitivity. On controllers, you can toggle for run rather than holding, but have to hold to crouch. Vibration can be turned off.
  • Image calibration: There is a comic book style word-visualisation representation of almost every important sound in the game. Step sounds on the other side of doors, even as far as different descriptions of different enemy sounds ("tap", "hover", "step"). Noises you make are also indicated with white lines.
  • Audio calibration: Can control sounds and music separately. Can switch to mono. Night mode option, decreases volume of loud sounds.

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