Void Bastards: Game Review
Start writing a post

Void Bastards: Game Review

This insane mashup of System Shock, rogue-likes, and dry British office humor is so bizarre that it works.

Void Bastards: Game Review
Photo from "Quarter to Three"'s Review of Void Bastards

From Blue Manchu studios comes the strangest Rogelio, and perhaps one of the most satisfying progression loops in a game I've ever played. Void Bastards released last year for PC on Xbox Game Pass, and recently came to a wide variety of other consoles, namely PS4 and Switch. I have had the most difficult time explaining this game to anyone.

It's got a comic book artstyle, but the writing is THOROUGHLY British, perhaps the most British game I've ever played. It's got insane levels of difficulty, frequent player deaths, terrifying encounters with wisecracking enemies, and bizarre weapons based on office supplies and bodily functions.

Despite the clashing elements, somehow everything blends together seamlessly. You play as a huge variety of criminals working as "clients" for a parent company- essentially a slave fighting for freedom- exploring a nasty part of uncharted space known as The Nebula, filled with pirates, mutated office jockeys, and twisted void monsters. Every criminal has a different trait or ability when they begin, and more can be added as you go, making each play through feel unique and presenting its own challenges and boons.

The story is essentially made up of a string of inconveniences. Every time you think you've got all the parts to register as an official citizen, ready to re-integrate into society, something goes wrong- you're missing a citizen card, the HR computer needs repairs, the printer's out of ink- everyday troubles turned into struggles between life and death as you traverse ship after ship, avoiding monstrous mutants and hostile security systems.

Though this game came out more than a year ago, I'd recommend anyone with a console or PC give it a try. It's seriously addicting and I've been recommending it to just about everyone. Despite all my sessions with the game seemingly ending in me screaming in agony or frustration, I just can't help but jump right back into the game. So check it out- it's well worth it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments