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Video Review | Butcher

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Butcher, from developer Transhuman Design, follows the story of a cyborg with a simple mission – to kill all living lifeforms. It’s a humble mission, for sure, and one that inevitably results in levels loaded with spent shells, bloodied bodies, and gory gibs.

After the successful re-launch of Doom, it’s clear that we are still in love with a good guts and glory shooter.

Transhuman Design are known for titles such as, Trenchrun, King Arthur’s Gold and Transmigration. They have now set their sights on a nostalgic take on the much beloved 1990’s franchise gore fest that was DOOM & Quake – albeit with a 2D Platforming style viewpoint.

Forget the over complicated plot – sometimes it just has to be an over-the-top gore fest with smatterings of big guns and big explosions, and that is exactly what Butcher promises. This 2D platformer with low resolution pixels and high octane action is set to provide a storm for fans of pulpy, nonsense shooters from the days when most shooters were simply known as Doom-Clones.

Here’s the features list from the game’s Steam page:

  • Ultra-violent uncompromising carnage in the spirit of Doom and Quake (chainsaw included)
  • Release your inner artist, paint the walls with (permanent) blood (up to 4 million pixels available to be painted per level)
  • Use the environment (saws, hooks, lava pits, animals and other) to brutally dispose of your enemies
  • Put your reflex and patience to the ultimate test
  • Choose from an array of weapons (featuring classics like chainsaw, railgun and the deadly grenade launcher)
  • Adorn more than 20 levels with the insides of your enemies
  • Soak in the dark atmosphere reinforced by a wicked, heavy soundtrack (while you kick corpses around)
  • Die painfully: melt in lava, become piranha food, get crushed by heavy doors… and more!
  • Absolutely no mercy for anyone!

Butcher actually launched on PC last year, however this week marks its release for PS4 & Xbox Onein all its blood-soaked, enemies screaming, limbs missing, industrial looking sci-fi, glory. Come get some!

Thanks to Big Boss Battle, I managed to spend some in-depth time with the game, and hopefully my video above provides a helpful insight into the game; with a specific focus on it’s mechanics, gameplay and overall fun factor.


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