Reviewers have been breaking(and defending) the loop for a little over a day now.
This is what some of our local media have had to say:
Nexus Hub 9.5/10 “one of the best games of 2021.”
IGN ZA 10/10 “Deathloop encases fun investigation work and satisfying combat in a unique time loop mechanic to create a tremendously satisfying adventure.”
International media mirror what our local media are feeling.
Pushsquare 8/10 “Few games have the confidence and swagger of Deathloop. Packed full of charisma and wit, it's a game that can be played your way, with your own style and cunning. Deathloop may be the final game out of Arkane Studios to hit Sony consoles, but the developer goes out with an undisputed bang.’
Games radar 4.5/5 “You wont play anything else quite like it for a very long time”
VGC 5/5 “Deathloop is slick and inventive, with a delicious sense of style and humour. It distils Arkane’s hefty systems into something more explicitly playful, then leaves its sparkling cast to run riot in its huge interlocking puzzle of an island. One of the smartest and most outright entertaining games of the year.”
It is clear that the hype was well placed. I for one may have been too quick to judge this title, humble pie eating shall ensue!
Got yours yet?