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Third-Person Free-To-Play Looter Shooter, the First Descendant, Looks Bland & Boring in This 19-Minute Gameplay Video

IGN has shared a 19-minute gameplay video from the third-person looter shooter, The First Descendant. And, as you will see, this latest free-to-play looter shooter looks kind of bland and boring as it does not seem to introduce anything new to the table.

To its credit, The First Descendant will be a free-to-play title. This is good news as you can at least try it for yourselves and see whether it can appeal to you. For me, though, this seems like a “been here, done that” experience.

The First Descendant feels like a mix of Remnant 2 and Anthem, with the main character looking similar to Eve from Stellar Blade. And that’s it.

In this 19-minute gameplay video, we get to see some truly generic and boring missions. The game appears to have the typical boring missions you’ve seen in other games. Protect this object for X amount of time. Go to that location and destroy all enemies. Move to that zone and eliminate all enemies.

And then there are the stuttering issues. Although IGN has not enabled MSI Afterburner Overlay, you will immediately notice the stutters. I don’t know whether these are traversal or shader compilation stutters. What I know is that they are really annoying in this video.

The First Descendant is powered by Unreal Engine 5, so you’d expect the devs would use its latest features to address the PSO stutters. From the looks of it, though, this will be a stutter-fest. At least at launch.

NEXON plans to release this free-to-play looter shooter on Steam on July 2nd. Finally, you can find here its official PC system requirements. NEXON recommends using an Intel i7-7700K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X with 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600XT.

Stay tuned for more!

19 Minutes of The First Descendant Gameplay