The Final Station Review: All Aboard!
tinyBuild has released another fantastic game known as The Final Station. This is the kind of game that should appeal to almost anyone. The game combines survival horror, an adventure game, and an 8 bit side scroller shooter.
tinyBuild is know for fun games some of their titles include Spoiler Alert, Lovely Planet, SpeedRunners, Party Hard, and many others. The Final Station places gamers in the shoes of a lone train conductor caught in the middle of an outbreak. Players will travel around on a train and exploring town and rescuing locals while trying to survive.
Most of the challenging aspects of the game come from keeping the train in running shape. Gamers have to constantly repair it and monitor its systems. The other challenging aspect is the zombies. They like to attack in pairs and each one has it's strengths and weaknesses. Gamers can throw objects, melee attack or shoot them. Ammo is a little on the limited side and headshots go a long way.
But each room is different in the towns, gamers may find themselves running away trying to get a better vantage point on the zombies or to find something to throw at them. Chairs and boxes are some of the items you can find. Players will spend time wondering small towns looking for supplies and the next passcode which is required to move onto the next area via the train.
There is a story and most of this is discovered by talking to people gamers rescue and the bits of information that has been left around. Part of the game’s charm is keeping the survivors alive on the train in order to get the reward. This can be a little tedious as gamers need to feed and give them medicine. The sounds from the train and the game fit the gloomy atmosphere.
Overall the game is interesting, exploring the ruins of abandoned towns had a very Last of Us vibe. Each encounter with the undead requires gamers to think about how they will approach it. Don’t worry about dying there are plenty of checkpoints and each level is around 15-20 mins.
The Final Station is $15 on Steam and $15 on PSN/Xbox Live. The game was provided by tinyBuild for review.
Final score 4/5