More than just “Dark Souls with robots”
"Developer Deck13 Interactive sure loves Dark Souls. Three years ago, they gave us Lords of the Fallen, an okay-ish Souls clone which, while not being the most creative or engaging game out there, served quite well as a more forgiving entry-level game for those wishing to tackle From Software’s brutal masterpieces later on. While decent in core gameplay and production value, it was also very forgettable, given its identical setting and overall uninteresting design. The Surge, Deck13’s new foray into the Souls-like hype train, thankfully, has more original qualities and merits than Fallen, being one of 2017’s most pleasant surprises so far."