Versus Evil has recent released a purely multiplayer tile known as At Sundown: Shots in the Dark. Is it worth picking up?
First off, regular readers may immediately recognize that I’m skipping the “Story” part of this review. The reason for this is simple; There is no story. As a strictly multiplayer game, there is no single-player campaign or story mode to enjoy. That said, there is a single player mode known as the training mode, which is recommended to check out before diving into online games.
The training mode teaches you the different basics that you will need to know in order to survive, such as where you can move without being seen, how to take down your opponents without giving away your location, how to use weapons, how to dash, and how your controller lets you know when you are near a wall. This section is quite nicely done, and you should have a great grasp on the basics once you finish, allowing you to be at least somewhat competitive when you do take on other players, or, if you choose, bots, as you have the option to add them in. These bots can also provide a challenge, as they can be smarter than one would expect.
Once you have graduated to taking on normal humans, you already know what to expect; Matches until you get tired of playing. As you level up, you unlock better weapons, as well as different arenas, which, depending on your point of view, can be either good or bad.
Honestly, At Sundown: Shots in the Dark can be a rather entertaining party game, so if you enjoy multiplayer titles like this, then you should have fun with it. If, however, you’d prefer to play solo, you may want to pass, as taking down bots can become quite dull after a while.
Final Score: 7/10