Cover is critical, protecting you from incoming fire, and giving you the chance to reload and think. Even if you’re surrounded, as long as you’re not outsmarted you can succeed.
Light and shadow
One more thing that you have on your side is light. As befits the visual style, enemies will often hide in the dark, emerging to attack. You’ll be able to turn the tide by igniting lanterns, letting you see what you’re up against and also briefly stunning your foes.
Death is only the start of the story
As befitting Purgatory, every run is different. We’ve adopted a ‘Rogue-Lite’ structure, meaning that every time you start a new game, you start from the ‘beginning’, making you grow your character, explore new paths and meet new dangers on the way.
You get further by sharpening your skills, but Purgatory will aid you too, granting you new abilities that you keep when you start a new game, no matter how many times you have died.
We’ve loved making West of Dead, and we hope that you have a great time playing it.