Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a package delivery Simulation game that is available this month on PS NOW. The game can be played solo or with up to 3 other players locally or online where you’re dropped into an open-world sandbox and you have to complete various deliveries of increasing difficulty. The more you complete the more character pieces you unlock and you can customize your character at any time during gameplay.
The map is fairly large and to get around quickly there are cars, vans, boats, and even planes to help you with your deliveries. The controls are a little bit of a mixed bag here as you use the triggers to grab or lift things with each arm. You can run, jump or use your hands to control various vehicles with different levers.
When compared to similar games like Human Fall Flat or Gang Beasts, the controls here really don’t feel very responsive or good enough and this can be a constant cause of frustration when attempting deliveries. The online mode is a little bit of a mess because if you jump into one of the ongoing games being hosted by someone else you just get dropped in at the start point which isn’t very helpful if the 3 other players are miles away.
I experienced this issue a lot even when hosting a match so if you are going to play online make sure you are with 3 friends otherwise you waste most of your time trying to find the other players and of course it’s a lot more fun playing with friends and just laughing at all the random chaotic stuff happening. Despite some of the issues, it’s still a really fun experience that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is a little bit of light relief but it does have some big flaws.
The in-game graphics are very colorful and fun as are the character designs. The ragdoll effects are hilarious but can also cause huge frustration when you are trying to complete the most basic function. The sound, in general, is fine without being particularly memorable and the background music is instantly forgettable though and the overall sound quality I would say is subpar. Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a fun and silly solo or multiplayer experience.
It has a couch co-op mode perfect for those who want to play with friends or family and it’s very colorful, vibrant, and funny to play but the controls are awkward and unresponsive and the online multiplayer is poorly optimized. The gameplay does get a bit tedious after a while and the in-game audio is pretty underwhelming. Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a fun game but it’s not as much fun as it thinks it is.
The controls are awkward and the character movement is very frustrating most of the time. Saying that it can be a lot of fun delivering packages using various vehicles and when you team up with other players. Totally Reliable Delivery Service does have some really laugh-out-loud moments but the online play doesn’t really work that well and the co-op play in general just increases the level of frustration.
Overall, it’s a solid game but it’s one that doesn’t quite live up to the expectations. Totally Reliable Delivery Service reminds me a bit of Moving Out and Overcooked’s fun co-op style gameplay but was done much poorer but if you are looking for a quick game to play with friends or family around this can be a fun game for a few hours.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service has been permanently added to the PS NOW service.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a fun and silly solo or multiplayer experience. It has a couch co-op mode perfect for those who want to play with family or friends and it's very colorful, vibrant, and funny to play. The controls can be awkward and unresponsive and the online multiplayer is poorly optimized. Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a fun game but it's not as much fun as it thinks it is.