After more than 30 hours I have to admit I long for more and more levels. I want to clean up more and on even more varied stages. If only the creators had named their child The Space Janitor! Or something a little more catchy!
The pictures speak for themselves: as a janitor you need to clean up the leftovers of a huge massacre. Imagine your favourite horror movie or video game and that particular scene where a battle ensues between people and monsters or aliens and the ending result is a huge pile of body parts and pools of blood in every which way.
This is what Viscera presents you on different stages and this is what you're gonna spend hours and hours with in order to have everything cleaned up. Now, the game is not as easy as first seems: your mop quickly becomes dirty and the bucket of clean water eventually turns red. You go back to a machine to get more and the same goes for the containers that are used to collect trash and body parts.
Eventually, you drop everything into a huge incinerator and, if desired, you can even stack all the crates and barrels on the stage to one of its corners. Oh, and you also have secondary objectives such as plant some seeds or get rid of some nasty pit monsters. And in case you are interested to know what caused the massacre you can look for tablets or notes telling you the horrible tale behind each level! Finally, it all comes down to the work you have done: a perfectly tidied map that is spotless from beginning to end!
At this point the only downside of the game is its early access stage. Playing with somebody in multiplayer requires the IP address and even then connecting is a bit difficult. Moreover, I haven't had any session without issues - my team mate always experienced connection problems and he was unable to see me or move certain objects for a short period of time. At this point the only polish I need from the developers is a better - flawless - multiplayer experience.
Viscera is a game with an original idea and playing it is just huge fun. Once you get hooked, you'll soon find yourself accomplishing all objectives on all levels but thank god we have Steam Workshop!