The Surge may not have made the top of our list ranking the best Souls-like games (opens in new tab), but Deck13's sci-fi take on the formula did rank higher than their previous attempt, Lords of the Fallen. Here's hoping they can continue to improve in the sequel, The Surge 2 (opens in new tab), which is due out this year.
Deck13 Interactive have released new screenshots of The Surge 2, and the outdoor environments some of them show could go a long way toward livening it up. The first game was so blandly industrial that in my review (opens in new tab) I said it looked like an explosion at the factory factory, and anything to change that would be a plus. Some of the new character designs have a very Destiny quality to them, with fantasy flourishes and a fair bit of glow.
Thanks, Gematsu (opens in new tab).