It’s time to get retro with the latest game from developers No Pest Productions as the challenging 2D side-scroller, Driven Out, arrives for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Can you aid the heroine of the tale in overcoming the dangers ahead?
In Driven Out, the heroine is forced from the safety of her own home and thrust into a dangerous world full of fantastical creatures, which she must fight. The idea is to read the enemy’s manoeuvres and react accordingly in order to prevail, putting onus on your combat skills first and foremost. With death a likely outcome, it’s fortunate that she stumbles upon a magical contraption that creates copies of herself should she perishes; this allows checkpoints to be placed wherever you see fit. Sadly, said device is rather fragile and susceptible to enemy attacks, meaning they could destroy your checkpoint.
With over 30 different fantastical creatures to defeat in Driven Out’s seamless 16 bit world, without any in-game load screens, there’s a real focus on the pure joy of overcoming difficult and unique foes. To venture into Driven Out on Xbox One, simply head on over to the Xbox Store where it’s priced at £11.24 – be aware this will increase to £12.49 in just a few days. It’s also available on the respective digital stores for PlayStation and PC gamers.
What do you think of the retro aesthetic? Is it something that draws you into, or puts you off Driven Out?
Driven Out is a challenging 2d side-scroller with deliberate combat and beautiful 16 bit retro aesthetic. Our Heroine is forced from her home into a dangerous world in upheaval. Forced to fight dangerous fantastical creatures. Luckily our heroine has stumbled upon a magical contraption that creates copies of herself if she perishes. As long as this strange device has power she can place custom checkpoints. However, be warned, it is a fragile device and if the enemies choose to attack the device it will quickly break. These enemies are numerous and varied in this seamless world. Our heroine has no combat experience but as long as she keeps her wits about her and read the enemies moves she can prevail. The enemies are also not without wit and might choose to attack the checkpoint if left unprotected.