RAD Video Review
Every so often a game launches and sneaks its way into the online store quietly, despite being an absolute gem of a game. Double Fine – the studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend – has teamed up with Bandai Namco to create one of the most interesting, eye-catching, and absolutely fun rogue-like experiences to come out in years. RAD is a game that leans heavily into its 80’s roots and does so with style, grace, and humor that leaves you hopelessly addicted to keep pushing forward. Want to know more? Check out our video review below.
RAD is an isometric rogue-like that is anything but typical in its heavily 80’s inspired aesthetic. Players take on the role of one of eight children who is willingly “remade” to absorb radiation, allowing for mutations in the wild to form for survival, all while finding a way to keep the power on for the remains of humanity in the post-post-apocalypse to stay alive. Mutations are random powers with wide ranging abilities such as throwing your flaming skull-head as a grenade, detaching your arm to throw like a boomerang, or growing into a powerful mutated centaur like creature. The gorgeous artwork to the game, the beautiful color saturation, and the rocking music all bring this game together into a fantastic package that is well worth every dollar you spend purchasing this highly addictive adventure.
RAD is set for release on August 20 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. For more information check out the game’s official website.