Post Void – Review
Follow Genre: Shooter, Arcade, Survival
Developer: YCJY Games
Publisher: YCJY Games
Platforms: PC
Tested on: PC

Post Void – Review

Site Score
6.0
Good: Great retro gameplay and graphics
Bad: Lacks story, Life drains quickly
User Score
5.8
(5 votes)
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Indie game developers tend to create some great retro games and surely, sometimes, you just want to relive the old days and play some old-school retro games. With Post Void, you’ll definitely hit the mark, because it looks a lot like an old-school shooter like the first DOOM. Combine this with some time-based survival, you’ll get a shooter that pushes you to rush and be as fast as you can while killing all enemies that oppose you to get as far as you can in this survival shooter.

Story

In Post Void, there’s absolutely no story content present. The game is purely intended as a survival game to get as far as you can within the time you have. You are someone who owns a glass skull filled with some special water. When the skull runs empty, you will die, so you need to keep it filled to survive. The game starts with an introductory level that explains the basic controls of the game, and after this, you can try to survive as long as possible. There are thirteen levels to get through and your purpose is to survive and get as far as you can.

Graphics

With the Retro theme in mind, the game looks very old-school with severely outdated graphics. The game resembles games from the old days like the first installment of DOOM, where everything is in 2D and where you can count the pixels. As you can move around freely in Post Void, you can stand next to enemies and look at them from the side, resulting in seeing the flatness of the 2D graphics, which can certainly be funny. While your surroundings look very pixelated, an eye for detail has been used as this definitely looks much better as games did back in the days.

Sound

The music in Post Void also sounds very retro, just like the game’s graphics. Each level has its own music, but the tracks don’t last really that long, so playing the game for a while could get you agitated by the repetition of the background music. The effects in the game sound fine. The music in the game fits the survival aspect perfectly as it is the type of music that gets you riled up pretty well.

Gameplay

Post Void is an arcade-style first-person shooter with, easily said, one objective; be fast. In Post Void, you’ll be attacked by many enemies in a 2D environment. Equipped with a pistol, you need to fend off all the incoming enemies and find your way to the next level and survive as long as you can. Surviving in this game can be quite tough, as sometimes, enemies will be so fast in shooting at you that you already lost half your health when you just entered the level.

Your life is represented by a glass skull filled with water. This skull will slowly lose its contents over time and it happens pretty fast. Getting hit by enemies will drastically lower the amount of water in the skull, so you need to be fast and evade all incoming fire while rushing to the next level to survive as long as you can. You can refill the skull with water by killing enemies, so it is advised to kill all enemies that oppose you as fast as you can while running to the portal that connects to the next level.

The levels in Post Void are quite straightforward with mostly one way to follow to get to the portal for the next level, so you won’t really get lost in this game. Pretty handy as you don’t have a lot of time to spare to find your way as well. The first levels will only contain one or two different enemies, but as you manage to get higher up, you’ll meet new enemies that are harder to kill. Luckily, each enemy has a weak point which will kill them with one shot. For example, the human enemies will die instantly when they receive a headshot.

As you progress through the levels, you’ll get to choose one upgrade each time you survive a level. these upgrades can contain new weapons, more health, slower drain of health and more. Be wise and pick those most compatible with your play style to keep on surviving the best way possible.

Conclusion

Post Void is an arcade-style first-person shooter that really shoots you back in time with very ‘outdated’ graphics and simple old-school gameplay. Post Void is perfect for those who want to relive their youth with a game that resembles those they’ve played when they were young. The game plays quite well, and the skull filled with water as your life brings an extra element to the survival aspect of the game. You not only need to survive; you need to be fast as well. If you like retro shooters and are looking for a way to challenge yourself, then Post Void is the perfect game to reach your highest high score possible. But, if you’re searching for a game that offers more than just a first-person survival shooter, then you’d better skip this one.

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Post Void - Review, 5.8 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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