Dead Effect 2 ? Escape From Meridian
Dead Effect 2 Escape from Meridian: A Review
Dead Effect 2 is a sci-fi shooter game that combines action, RPG, and horror elements. The game was developed by BadFly Interactive and released in 2016. In 2019, the game received a story expansion DLC called Escape from Meridian, which added new missions, enemies, features, and challenges. In this article, we will review the DLC and see how it enhances the original game.
The DLC continues the story of the main game, where you play as one of the three protagonists: Gunnar Davis, Jane Frey, or Kay Rayner. You are a member of a team of elite soldiers who wake up from cryostasis on a colonist ship called ESS Meridian. The ship is infested with zombies, mutants, cyborgs, and other hostile creatures, and you have to fight your way through them to uncover the secrets behind the ship and its experiments.
The DLC adds a new story arc with 10 missions that take you to different parts of the ship, such as the oxygen gardens, the maintenance rooms, and the bridge. You will encounter new enemies of a common type, such as infected plants and animals, as well as new boss enemies that require special tactics to defeat. You will also learn more about the mysterious corporation that owns the ship and its sinister plans.
The DLC retains the gameplay mechanics of the main game, which are based on shooting, looting, and upgrading. You can choose from over 100 weapons of various types, such as pistols, shotguns, plasma guns, bows, and swords. You can also collect and upgrade over 300 gear items and implants that enhance your abilities and stats. You can customize your character with different skills and perks that suit your playstyle.
The DLC also adds some new features and surprises to the gameplay. For example, you can unlock a special ability to summon an auto-turret to help you in combat. You can also find two new unique weapons that have special effects. The DLC also introduces a new difficulty level called Insanity for those who want a more challenging experience. Additionally, you can toggle on a special setting called Infection that increases the difficulty and adds extra hazards to the missions.
The DLC expands the game modes of the main game as well. You can play the story campaign solo or with your friends in cooperative multiplayer mode. You can also play other game modes, such as Biohazard, Survive, Lone Wolf, and Infestation, which offer different objectives and scenarios. The DLC adds new levels for these modes as well.
Furthermore, the DLC adds a new game mode called Special Enemies Mode. In this mode, you have to face waves of enemies that have unique abilities and behaviors. For example, some enemies can teleport, some can heal themselves or others, some can explode on death, and some can spawn more enemies. This mode tests your skills and strategies against these special foes.
Dead Effect 2 Escape from Meridian is a worthy addition to the Dead Effect franchise. It offers more content, variety, and challenge to the fans of the game. It also improves the graphics, sound effects, and voice acting of the game. The DLC is available on Steam for $7.99 USD. If you enjoyed Dead Effect 2 or are looking for a sci-fi shooter with RPG elements, you should give this DLC a try.