Light, digestible (indie) game reviews.
The Fight-Die-Learn-Repeat formula works well in The Surge.
*Based on updated Steam total play time.
If you can get past some levels feeling cramped, maze-like, and a bit samey in addition to a story that is light, vague, and scattered, what you are left with is a fun, challenging but achievable souls-like, encouraging exploration and discovery with a viscerally-impactful, methodical combat system, an awesome loot acquisition mechanic, and plenty of surprises around every corner.
Put on your exoskeleton, grab a massive steel beam formed as a greatsword, and go loot what you sever... and remember, no button mashing!