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Last week it was announced the PS Plus lineup for October would consist of Mortal Kombat X and PGA Tour 2K21 on PlayStation 4, while PS5 users would also get access to the WWII shooter Hell Let Loose.
It's fair to say that this news was met with an initially positive reception from PS5 owners, although it must be said that PS4 users are still pretty angry about their free games. Team17's Hell Let Loose launched on PC back in 2019, and has developed a dedicated and passionate community in that time. With this in mind, PS5 subscribers were excited to finally check out the game on console and see what all the fuss was about.
Unfortunately, the current consensus to the game over on the PlayStation Plus subreddit is that not exactly brilliant. Players have complained about disappointing graphics, confusing gameplay, and more.
"Buggy, sluggish, shadowless... crap, more or less", wrote one disappointed user.
"Played it and ran around for 10 mins not knowing where to go," added another. "Eventually killed myself by going out the area or some sh*t."
Others have been slightly more balanced, acknowledging that the game doesn't really cater to "casual" players and that it could do more to help newcomers with its steep learning curve.
"Not the best first impression," reasoned one new player. " I want to like it, and definitely will go back to it again. A tutorial practice quick round would go a long way in helping players get used to this."
"It's hot garbage," spat a much angrier new player. "Not because it's slow, or because it's a sim, but because it doesn't f***ng communicate how to play the game. There's also next to no tactile feedback when you do something. I got a kill and the only reason I know I did is because I got a trophy for it. And if your commander doesn't know what they're doing with spawn points, expect to spend ten minutes walking across a field just to get back to any f***ng gameplay."
That's not to say everybody outright dislikes the game, of course. It's already got some fans on PS5 who have been able to click with it and are enjoying their time with it so far.
"I've actually been enjoying it" admitted one happy customer. "There's a huge learning curve obviously but man I can safely say this game brought out some of the best gaming memories for me and I've only played for a few hours!"
"It's a huge learning curve," agreed another. "I think the game has a lot of potential but honestly I've been having a hard time really learning how it works."
Here's hoping Team17 takes some of this feedback on board, since it seems like the biggest barrier to most people's enjoyment is the lack of a tutorial. Seems like a relatively simple fix, no?
Featured Image Credit: Sony
Topics: PlayStation Plus
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