Get Even, the new game from dev studio The Farm 51, has been released today. The release was pretty stealthy, and there’s not much to go on apart from the freshly minted launch trailer, which poses more questions than it answers.
Get Even is a psychological thriller in the guise of an FPS. You take control of a person known as Black, a mercenary of some sort, who wakes up with – you guessed it – no recollection of his past. So far, so videogame. The exception is a girl strapped to a bomb. He remembers her vividly. It turns out Black is being held captive by Red, another mysterious entity, which makes him wear a headset so that he could try to remember his past.
If the name The Farm 51 sounds familiar, you’ve probably played Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, or one of the Necrovision games. The developers have decided to go into somewhat uncharted waters this time, and not rely so heavily on shooting things in the face.
The trailer is filled with surreal scenes – an art studio in complete darkness, a pair of wooden statues dancing, a dining room suspended in a void, etc. There’s also a woman talking about the myth of Prometheus. The trailer suggests that there will be shooting – several different weapons are showcased. But it also shows off a cellphone that’s used as an investigative tool – you can scan items with it, take picture, and it has thermal vision. Hopefully the detective work outweighs the pew-pewing. God knows there’s enough of that to go around.
Get Even is out now on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. It can be yours for the low, low price of $30. The reviews we’ve seen so far have been mostly positive, praising the game’s atmosphere and story, as well as the soundtrack.