PS4 Review: Post Void

Should you play this retro-style FPS or is it null and void?

Post Void is a hypnotic scramble of early first-person shooter design that values speed above all else. Keep your head full and reach the end; Kill what you can to see it mend; Get the high score or try again.

Let me begin by saying that Post Void is weird. Really, really weird. It hasn’t much of a story and it has you push forward through procedurally generated corridors that each contain a number of enemies and an exit for you to reach. You begin with a basic weapon but at the end of each room you get to choose certain random upgrades, these can vary from new weapons to extra health or weaker enemies and everything else in-between. Your run can end very suddenly and you always feel that you are in a race for the finish line.

It doesn’t help matters that the game has some of the craziest psychedelic visuals I have seen in a long time. It is bright and disorientating and add that with a shaky camera, then you have perhaps the most bizarre looking game there is in current memory. It won’t be for everyone, some may even feel a bit ill watching it but for those who can stomach the trippy colours and motion, you will be rewarded with some highly addictive gameplay as you search for the exit.

Like I said, this isn’t going to be for everyone. There’s no real plot and the only object is to move to the next room through the corridor mazes that are procedurally generated each time, so you can’t rely on memory to push forward either. But there is something enduring and very addictive to coming back to try and get further on a run then you did before and perhaps eventually, as far as you can possibly go.

The visuals are one thing that stands outs massively, but the soundtrack is also superb with some killer tracks that keep the blood pumping as you push forward from room to room. It’s quite an experience.

The Verdict

Post Void has some insane visuals and great gunplay. Each run never feels the same and you won’t stop till you reach the top. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who can appreciate crazy graphics and non-stop action, you’ll be hard pushed not to enjoy this.

Score: 8.0