Housemarque delivers an intense rougelite shooter
Reviews are now finally out for Returnal, with most critics giving it the tick of approval. The title is currently sitting at 86/100 on Metacritic, with 81 positive reviews and only 4 mixed.
Many reviewers have noted how beautiful yet dark the title is, with its many horrors and nightmare-ish vibe. Another common note seems to be the titles unrelenting challenge, from the very get go right until the end. Its worth noting that Returnal was pinned as a semi-difficult rougelite, so this should be expected.
One criticism we have noted is the lack of a manual save system. Many 'runs' can take over 2 hours and not allowing players to manually save maybe cause an issue with few. It is possible Housemaqure may patch this feature in at a later date, although we wouldn't be so sure.
We suggest heading over to Metacritic if you would like to read more.