The main protagonist, Warren, enrolls in a program by CREO that advertises to save the world. One event leads to another, and almost everyone equipped with their mechanical suits have gone mad. It's up to you to find the reason why things with the company have gone to hell, as well as survive the countless encounters with varies enemies along the way (or rather die a whole bunch until you can learn how to survive long enough to reach the next checkpoint).
The Walk in the Park is the games first paid for DLC, after a few free ones have already been released. The coolest one before being the Fire and Ice weapon pack. This one, coming in at $14.99, offers players a chance to explore a whole new area full of new enemies. New enemies of course means new gear and new loot. If you catch a glimpse at some of these enemies, you can get an idea just how wild this gear can look.
The Surge: A Walk in the Park - Teaser Trailer
Theme Park Terror
Slight spoilers ahead. One of the best parts about the DLC is that there's a new boss to fight. As much as I love to get my butt kicked from all the others, it's nice to get a bit of a fresh face to rip up. This, known as the Carbon Cat bring just as much challenge as the past ones, but won't deliver as epic of a battle as you might imagine. It being the only one, I did expect something way beefier and difficult. The boss starts small, roughly the same size as you, and dishes out a lot of ranged attacks. Throwing out several chains to hit you or grab environment pieces. If you dodge the main attack, be prepared for it to throw rocks back out. After you beat him up a bit, he will become more aggressive and dodge at you, so prepare to evade and do a lot of sliding around. The second stage sees him transform into a beast several times as large. His attack types become numerous here, and borderline a waste of your time for me to list them out. Just know he turns into a true boss here.
Visually everything about the boss fight is awesome. The crumbling environment, the foggy arena, and often times just seeing the boss' bright green glowing eyes piercing through the haze. I did notice however some extremely lame clipping of the boss' sword through the ground when in the small form. He doesn't have it out for too long and its a predictable situation for the most part, but something that stood out to me. Everything about the DLC though is beautiful looking in a very beaten down sci-fi type of way, carrying on the overall theme of the base game.
There is not a lot of new content brought in with this DLC, but what it does bring is great fun. The addicting and rewarding combat is still present, as well as the aggression from enemies that will make you feel like the odds are against you as you explore. The boss, Carbon Cat, is a worthy opponent, even if a bit predictable. The theme park, titled Creo Park, is arguably the most exciting map to run through in the game, full of great variety in environmental designs and bright colors. It probably works best to play through during a fresh run, but playing it with a New Game Plus account won't be the worst thing to do. Overall, a great content drop from the developers who have already delivered a great base game.I recommend everyone try the game, as well as the DLC. Don't forget to go grab that free Fire and Ice weapons pack as well from the stores of your console choice.
|+ Several hours of new gameplay||– Several hours may not feel like a lot to some|
|+ New and interesting map|
|+ Wild characters that change up the scene|
|+ Fun combat as usual|