Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath - Vengance of the Slayer

Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath - Vengance of the Slayer

released on Jun 01, 2023

Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath - Vengance of the Slayer

released on Jun 01, 2023

So.... got what it takes to be a X Slayer?!?... 7 weapons, blood and gore, twisted music by Seepage & Psyko Syndikate, and maps where you can blow up everything. its awesome. started making it in 1998 in high school with my friend and now im 37, so i have life experience now.


Released on

Genres


More Info on IGDB


Reviews View More

This game leans too heavily on the fact that its mere existence is a joke stemming from the (amazing) Hypnospace Outlaw universe. The novelty/charm wears off relatively quickly, and you're left with a mediocre shooter with interesting music and art.

I really like this game and I wish I could mark it as 5, but fuck platforming section at the penultimate level.

The line between bad on purpose and just bad is so blurry that it's hard to criticize without slipping on the sarcasm dripping off of it.

Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath - Vengance of the Slayer is very hard to interpret with how meta its presentation is supposed to be. The faithful artistic rendition of a late 90s loser's idea of blockbuster video game that will catapult him to fame and wealth and justify his massive ego is perused and achieved with the same level of realness as its predecessor in Hypnospace Outlaw. What snags me is not any of the creative aspirations of Slayers X, it's playing it. Slayers X is still a first person shooter with enemies to shoot and maps to beat and maybe I just don't get it 'cause I was born after Limp Bizkit's Significant Other came out but Slayers X only plays fine.
I could list out all of the game's mechanical faults, but would that be a genuine thing to? If we take the game's meta-narrative at face value, Slayers X was made by 2 dudes in their 40s on minimum wage. Is the game's less-than-stellar gameplay design a legitimate issue with the game, or an artistically intentional manifestation of that fiction?
I don't really know. Sorry!

Ugly, stupid and aggressively 90's in the best possible way. It's nice to have a boomer shooter so self aware in how cringe the genre can be while also being a loving send up.
"The S-Blade has a Hack-Blood charge!"