[PS4] At Sundown: Shots in the Dark Review
At Sundown: Shots in the Dark is a fun multiplayer top-down shooter on PlayStation 4. Learn more about it in our At Sundown: Shots in the Dark review!
At Sundown: Shots in the Dark is a purely multiplayer experience, and I do mean pure multiplayer as there is no single-player story campaign or anything like that. You can, if you wish to customize your experience by adding bots if you’re short some local friends or don’t feel like going into an online multiplayer match. Is this one worth it? You’ll find out after checking out our review for this $19.99 release!
Stealth is really important for this game since you need to make good use of the light and shadows in each area and use the provided cover to give you a bit of an advantage to take down your enemies without them knowing your location. When in the shadows or in cover you lose visibility, which makes you invisible to your enemy, and they can’t find you unless you pop out… but once you do, if you don’t act quickly you’ll end up dead.
There are various power-ups to help you win matches, such as shields, a nice variety of weapons, and more. Collecting these power-ups is both a blessing and a curse since you need to leave your cover to grab them, thus leaving yourself wide open to an attack. The risk might be worth it if you gain a weapon that can turn the tide of battle, or if you find a power-up like the shield that can help you stay alive.
As I mentioned before the game does not feature a story mode or a single-player campaign, but it does have a training mode which I do recommend that you play before you dive into any of the multiplayer options. At Sundown: Shots in the Dark is primarily meant to be played with others, and if you don’t have enough humans using the AI will give present you with a good challenge since the bots are pretty smart, even when playing on easy – they’re not ones to miss a shot, so be ready!
The training mode allows you to learn the basics where you can move in the shadows without being seen and take out your enemy without giving away your location, instead of characters you train using targets at first, other training situations will teach you how to use weapons, dash, and if you are close to a wall your controller will let you know. This tutorial section is really good and well thought through, and it will teach you the absolute basics of how to play At Sundown the rest you will learn as you go.
If you’re not a fan of multiplayer-only games, then you’re definitely not going to like this one since, at its core, it is match after match after match as you try to stay alive. And once you’re done with that? More online matches! Something I didn’t like about the game is that weapons are locked behind progressing in the game since you have to hit certain levels to unlock bigger and better weapons, and the same goes for the different arenas in the game, which just rubs me the wrong way. Locking content from players to make them play more is not the way to go!
But if you’re a fan of multiplayer-only games, then you’re going to really like At Sundown: Shots in the Dark. Once you get into the play and unlock cycle, there are plenty of things to do and a lot of weapons and power-ups to play with. For everyone else, this one might feel a bit tedious due to repetition. So if you’re a die-hard fan of games without a single-player component, and like the challenge of balancing out your stealth tactics and when and how you attack your opponents, then you should check this one out!
This At Sundown: Shots in the Dark review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Versus Evil.