REAVER is an incredibly fast paced mobility-focused first person shooter where you blast your way through a city of killer machines using guns that have some remarkable special abilities.
The gameplay in REAVER is all about movement and maximising the abilities of your guns to eviscerate your enemies. You are highly mobile, with you able to dash, slide, double jump and wall-jump. Your guns can also affect your movement, such as the shotgun’s grappling ability and the dual machine guns’ hovering ability.
The demo features four guns (all unlocked right at the start), of which three have blue variants with different abilities. Each of the guns has a normal firing mode that behaves much like you’d expect, but you can also pull off special combos and unleash powerful abilities that do some serious damage. The various guns, combos and abilities, give you a varied arsenal of attacks to draw from that allow you to play to your playstyle and react to different situations.
The current build of REAVER features four large levels, a tutorial, a short ending level and a survival arena. It’s a challenging game with a great visual style, and once you get to grips with the intricacies of your weaponry it’s a hell of a lot of fun blasting your way through the robotic hordes. There’s a nice flow to the gameplay and you have a lot of freedom to attack each area in different ways. It’s the sort of shooter where the only time you’ll stop moving is when you’re dead. Highly recommended.