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I back this game on Kickstarter so I had access to the closed beta. It's on Steam now, available as an early access title here. There's 2 game modes - Escape and Last Man Standing. I haven't really spent any time in the former but I'm really enjoying LMS. It's a battle royale style survival. Match starts, first player that makes it to the orb becomes the killer which is on a timer. Objectives for survivors is turn on these fuse boxes which cause the killer's time to drop faster. Once it's gone another orb appears and, again, first one there becomes the killer. The maps are a pretty decent size but as the match progresses the dome around continues to shrink. It's a fun game, I'd say more akin to Dead by Daylight in terms of the pace and actually hiding, because in Hide or Die you can really hide and fighting the killer just isn't an option. For $20 I'd say it's worth it. 

There'll be more content added, maps and killers, and I'm confident it'll roll out since this is all original content so there's no threat of being destroyed in a lawsuit.

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Looks fun, hope it makes it to consoles. You should try the other mode there’s guns and melee combat against bots, weird creep things. It looks like you can level faster and earn more money in it too. The maps 2.4k, it’s huge and filled with interesting little sections. 

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I've put a lot more time in this game and it's genuinely fun. I've given up on Last Man Standing though as the rewards are exponentially better in Escape. 

The map for escape is obscenely large and takes some getting used to. Think of it like combining all 5 large maps in Friday and then doubling it. Enormous.

Essentially the way the game plays is everyone is a survivor. You earn darkness and once you've got enough you can become a killer. It's intense when you've got a full lobby. There can be more than one killer too. Most I've seen at once is 7. 

So you're trying to escape with as much darkness as possible, it's what you use to upgrade perks which are unlocked by leveling. If you're a survivor and attack a killer, that killer will drop darkness and you can nab it. The inverse is the same. 

There's now 4 killers in the game and more to come. Essentially one survivor that's highly customizable and then you build it to your liking although some perks feel essential. Especially silent steps which allows you to use portals to jump around the map.

The game is a ton of fun, simple and straight forward. The design is okay, but the atmosphere of the environments I particularly like. Great use of shadows and lighting and fog and such. 

Definitely recommend this for anyone on PC right now. 

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4 minutes ago, DasMurich said:

I've put a lot more time in this game and it's genuinely fun. I've given up on Last Man Standing though as the rewards are exponentially better in Escape. 

The map for escape is obscenely large and takes some getting used to. Think of it like combining all 5 large maps in Friday and then doubling it. Enormous.

Essentially the way the game plays is everyone is a survivor. You earn darkness and once you've got enough you can become a killer. It's intense when you've got a full lobby. There can be more than one killer too. Most I've seen at once is 7. 

So you're trying to escape with as much darkness as possible, it's what you use to upgrade perks which are unlocked by leveling. If you're a survivor and attack a killer, that killer will drop darkness and you can nab it. The inverse is the same. 

There's now 4 killers in the game and more to come. Essentially one survivor that's highly customizable and then you build it to your liking although some perks feel essential. Especially silent steps which allows you to use portals to jump around the map.

The game is a ton of fun, simple and straight forward. The design is okay, but the atmosphere of the environments I particularly like. Great use of shadows and lighting and fog and such. 

Definitely recommend this for anyone on PC right now. 

Im an original backer too. I actually haven't played the game since the first couple of betas as its really ventured off from what the game was expected to be for me. Ive been meaning to hop back in at some point and give it a go anyways. Just recently heard the game is getting a complete overhaul again, so what you see now is going to be totally different, again..

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