Thoughts on Berserk Boy (Steam Next Fest 2022 Demo)

Here’s a game I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. Berserk Boy, a Mega Man X-inspired blast of energy, has all the makings of the video game equivalent to high quality anime fantasy battles. Flashy and speedy, a single trailer was all it took to get me onboard—the nods to games of old was just the kicker. Now with about an hour of time under my belt, I’ve acquired a good taste of what to expect.

Quick structure disclaimer: Given this (and all the others) is only a demo, I won’t be too in-depth with my coverage, and will only reflect on the good and the bad. No overly long personal history or filibuster. No nonsense. That said, I will provide a synopsis for the game below.

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