Ryan Ryan verified Admin
May 16, 2020, 08:08 AM 4,376 read

First Impressions: Death Coming

Death Coming is a non-linear puzzle game where you play as a Reaper, a fallen human who must harvest souls as Death’s assistant in order to come back to life. I picked up Death Coming from one of Epic’s weekly giveaways which so far have been a mixed bag of everything from truly terrible games to some of the best games of all time. Where does Death Coming stand amongst the crowd?

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The gameplay in Death Coming is kind of like a combination of Hitman and Final Destination. In a God-like fashion you control various aspects of the environment, enabling you to create hazards that can kill your unwitting victims. These can range from complicated multi-step processes to something as simple as dropping a hive of bees on a group of unlucky dancers.

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As you slay your targets, you’ll harvest their souls and be one step closer to coming back to life. It won’t be easy however. In each level you’ll need to harvest a minimum number of pedestrian souls, plus 3 specific special souls that are often extra tricky to get. While this mechanic does improve the puzzle aspect of the game, it comes with many downsides that far outweigh the benefits. For example, many of the hazards are timing based and can only be used once per level. This creates a situation where you may play out a 20-minute round only to find out that you can’t progress because you messed up one of your hazards at the start of the game and can no longer hit the soul minimum.

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In fact, many things in Death Coming seem to cause more frustration than fun. The pacing of the game is pretty awful and each round takes far too long. On top of that, the cutscenes are dry, long, and largely unskippable. Things like the angel police attempt to artificially inflate the difficulty but in reality just make the rounds even longer.

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While Death Coming might have something to offer for the more patient types, I found it to be boring in pretty much every way. The story was not interesting, the gameplay was not fun, and the game feels like it offers little more than a brief waste of time. Epic Games has given out a lot of great freebies over the past couple years; unfortunately this wasn’t one of them.   Ryan’s Rating: 1.5/5   Death Coming retails for $6.99 and is available on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile.   P.S. Speaking of good Epic freebies, be sure to grab GTA V this week which is free from now until May 21 from the Epic Games Store.

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  • Skullkidfan verified LV.32 Professional Noob May 16, 2020, 08:09 AM

    have you heard of a hat in time

  • Ryan verified Admin May 16, 2020, 08:13 AM

    I have! I played it around the time it came out a couple of years ago.

  • Skullkidfan verified LV.32 Professional Noob May 16, 2020, 08:16 AM

    oh ok, can you do a post about it, or did you already do that

  • Ryan verified Admin May 16, 2020, 08:18 AM

    I haven't yet but it's a possibility in the future!

  • Skullkidfan verified LV.32 Professional Noob May 16, 2020, 08:18 AM

    ok, keep up the great work tho👍

  • Carolmalo23 LV.2 Lurker May 17, 2020, 04:30 AM

    no later than 3:00

  • SkillfulTrap LV.3 OPFOR May 16, 2020, 01:48 PM

    This is a good game and its very good for a small indie game its long and enjoyable i recommend it.

  • Ryan verified Admin May 17, 2020, 02:59 AM

    Glad you liked it! What platform did you play it on?

  • SkillfulTrap LV.3 OPFOR May 17, 2020, 04:08 AM

    I played it on steam (pc) and phone

  • AO foREVer LV.3 Deadeye May 16, 2020, 08:03 PM

    Got it few days ago, pretty cool game I really enjoy playing it.

  • Nic The Nacker LV.8 Nomad May 17, 2020, 04:34 AM

    Indies are cool. Gameplay is usually on point.

  • Nic The Nacker LV.8 Nomad May 17, 2020, 04:35 AM

    I wish more 360 arcades transferred to Xbox one. ugh....

  • Jamya Deering LV.2 Default Savior May 17, 2020, 06:21 AM

    cool game

  • iMatteo2895 LV.2 Killer Main May 17, 2020, 06:42 AM

    It's a fun game

  • CodyB_fb LV.26 Pathfinder Main May 17, 2020, 09:30 AM

    Loving these posts. Very thorough and well organized. Keep it up!

  • OtisGarl LV.5 Dub Collector May 17, 2020, 09:52 AM

    Sounds fun but might not get the game

  • Poison Potato 〄 ́ verified LV.22 Boo! May 19, 2020, 12:37 AM

    it's still an interesting game.

  • Kyo the Raccoon LV.24 Shadow May 19, 2020, 12:52 AM

    May I recommend a game?

  • Ryan verified Admin May 19, 2020, 02:07 AM

    Of course! There's no guarantee that I'll review it but I'm always on the lookout for new games!

  • Kyo the Raccoon LV.24 Shadow May 19, 2020, 02:16 AM

    I do not know if you have seen this game, it's called Paint The Town Red

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  • L LV.6 The Best May 20, 2020, 10:03 PM

    Ryan always coming with the Heat!!

  • Lonely_wolf_54 LV.2 Lurker May 22, 2020, 06:08 PM

    I pass the game a pretty long time ago,game recommend is good 😁😁😁

  • Anas LV.2 Lurker May 16, 2020, 02:19 PM