Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows
Maneater is one of my favorite games of all time. I love it so much that I own it on Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Switch (I'll get it on Steam eventually just to have it there, too). When I heard that it was getting DLC, then, I was ecstatic. Unfortunately, Truth Quest isn't currently available on Switch, and the devs have made no mention of a Switch release in the future, but if you have a PlayStation, PC, or Xbox, this is a must-play for all shark fanatics like me.
Truth Quest takes place just a few months after the base game, and so you have to have cleared the base game to play the DLC. It raises the level cap from 30 to 40, adds three or four new organs, and adds a new jaw/body/head/tail evolution set. It also grants you access to a new area, a top secret government base. The narrator has been fired from his TV show hosting job since the end of the base game and has started a new life as an internet conspiracy theorist streamer who sells bogus nutritional supplements to fund his site. Imagine Alex Jones but with the voice of Jerry Smith from Rick and Morty.
As far as gameplay goes, it's pretty much just more of the same but with some really cool bosses like an electric great white shark and a poison orca. You also get a conspiracy nut hidden in each area of the base game (plus three in the secret base) to find and eat, five new hunter bosses, some extra side quests, and a set of time trial races to complete. It's more or less everything I wanted from a Maneater DLC, and while it's not super long - it probably took me something like seven or eight hours to complete everything - it's a lot of fun and pretty reasonably priced at $15.
Unfortunately, the game isn't perfect. I didn't encounter many issues, but there are some major bugs where achievements are concerned. I did EVERYTHING in the DLC, but four of the trophies are bugged and didn't unlock for me, and unless they're able (and willing) to fix it with a patch, I'll have to play the entire game plus DLC over again to get those trophies. That's a major pain in the ass. It started with the fifth DLC hunter boss - as soon as she spawned, the trophy for beating her unlocked even though I'd not even attacked her, and the game crashed. I reloaded, tried to fight her again (since it was a mission objective), and it crashed about three minutes into the fight. I repeated this two or three times before it actually let me beat her. After that, it refused to unlock the trophies for beating the final boss, completing all objectives in the DLC area, completing all time trials, and completing all DLC objectives. As you can see, those trophies, while totally doable, would be a major pain to replay for.
The glitched trophies aside, I had an absolute blast with Truth Quest. I definitely can't give a perfect score due to the glaring problems with the achievement QA, but I still thoroughly enjoyed all of my time playing until I hit those bugs. Hopefully they'll be able to fix that without forcing me to replay everything, but if you're reading this and haven't finished Truth Quest yet, be aware that those trophies can bug out, and if the posts I've seen online are any indication, they frequently glitch for people. If you don't care at all about achievements, though, then you really don't have much to worry about as that one hunter fight was the only instance of crashing that I encountered. If you enjoyed the base game, you'll love this. The humor alone makes this DLC worth buying and playing.
My Rating - 4 Neps
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