“Like, seriously?” Maybe it’s the kind of reaction everyone would have after your world went through two apocalypses. That’s what the residents of RAD have to live with.
Pick one of 8 characters to wander this land. The cartoony style is simultaneously bright and quite easily shows off a broken world that’s slowly mending. You’ll be accompanied by a narrator for story beats, along with a voice on transition screens or activating things, for example. The loading screen tips can be useful for newer players. You’ll be able to customize the way you play, with those quirks on the character select screen.
You’ll evolve as you level up, gaining new abilities. Attacks at low levels are quite simplistic looking, and you’ll have to not die to get even more skills. Your survival time and cause of death will be shown on the screen. You’ll start over at level one each time you die. There is persistent progression as every death contributes more towards a next general unlock.
There’s some element of platforming. Otherwise, those familiar with rogue-likes should very easily pick up this game. What happened during the apocalypse(s)? Who were the Menders? They’ve left rather futuristic structures lying around… oh and don’t touch the green ooze pools, alright?
RAD is available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.