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Watch Patrick Meet Uncle Death in ‘Let It Die’

Suda 51’s free-to-play action game is surprisingly rad, funny, and weird.

by Patrick Klepek
Jan 6 2017, 10:53pm

You always feel bad for games that drop at the end of the year; it's easy to get overlooked. It doesn't help when it's a free-to-play game, though one from eccentric designer Suda 51, that hasn't shown well in trailers. But as 2017 slowly lurches forward and we're given a brief reprise from being swamped with new games, I wanted to see what's up with Let It Die.

After nearly two hours with the game, it turns out "super rad" is what's up.

Lollipop Chainsaw kinda bummed me out, forcing me to forget about Suda 51 for a few years. This feels more like the Suda 51 I've enjoyed, the kind of Suda 51 that was part of  Shadows of the Damned, one of the funniest games in the last five years, and the  No More Heroes games.

Granted, I'm only scratching the surface of what's possible, and barely explored the numerous subsystems that encompass higher levels of play. (It's super bizarre and awesome that you can assign characters you've leveled up to go off and fight on their own in other players' worlds??) But I'm looking forward to revisiting more of Let It Die in the coming weeks, hopefully on a livestream with the Waypont audience, as we ascend more escalators within Uncle Death's goofy tower.

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