Novarama released their futuristic action RPG Killsquad into Steam Early Access at the price of $24.99 / €24.99 / £21.25. The game looks extremely interesting but many are wary due to being burned by Early Access one too many times.
Killsquad is an action RPG with a futuristic aesthetic that features up to four-player co-op with combat and characters that seem to be more along the lines of a MOBA game rather than Diablo or Path of Exile.
It didn't kick off to stellar reviews since many players cite the lack of content, hero and map variation but it's nothing unheard of since the hasn't fully released yet.
Then again, Novarama did release a roadmap that promises more content via leagues and contracts, one new character launch and one character reveal by the end of 2019. Cosmetics will be thrown into the mix along the way but the developers didn't state whether they will be monetised.
Considering this is an Early Access game with a price tag that trumps most other indies, it is possible they could face community backlash if microtransactions make it into the game as early as September 2019.
The players that liked the game so far praise its polished controls and combat that feels fluid as it proved to be satisfactory for the most part. Speaking of controls, Killsquad supports both KB+M and gamepad inputs so that is a plus in itself.
System requirements are not that high, especially because the game looks rather pretty. Recommended CPU is i7 3770 / AMD FX-8350 while the needed GPU is GTX 970 /1060. A grand total of 8GB RAM and 6GB of free space on your drive is all the game requires. Minimum PC requirements are low enough that an Atari Jaguar could probably run the game.
There are four classes available at the moment, from the hammer-wielding tank over a sword-wielding assassin to ranged gunslinger and laser-shooting medic. You can check the game out on the official Steam store page and if you happen to like it, there is a 20 per cent discount until 22 July 2019.