|!synth(pulse)/We Are Civilians|
|Released||January 24, 2017|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows|
We Are Civilians was the second downloadable content pack released for the game !synth(pulse). It contains a new story set parallel to the events of the main game that is much more survival horror-focused than the main game, a huge contrast to the general feeling of the main game, and the first main add-on, Past Future. The setting of the abandoned, quarantined city of Carrow is near absent of the bright lights that the game is known for, and the soundtrack features dark and ambient music, rather than fast paced electronic music. The almost full change in genre leads to variance in the game mechanics, and the players cannot just use powerful weapons and wear armour to make it easier. The player will have to make use of weaker weapons with very little ammunition and melee weapons which force you to get close to enemies. The lack of armour also means to regenerating health, so you will need to find health kits if you are low on health.
We Are Civilians' story takes place parallel to the events of the main game, meaning they take place at the same time. The add-on takes place in the city of Carrow, which was quarantined due to number of Husps being far too high for the DED to safely combat. The quarantining didn't take into account the number of civilians still left in the city, however, and the few normal people left were forced to protect themselves while trapped in a city full of dangerous monsters. While a large number of the humans left died, some managed to stay alive, and they needed to get out in any way they could.
The add-on features two characters, both of which were former citizens of Carrow before the quarantining. They are Katy Glass (Laura Fraser) and Cassius Rain (Freddie Prinze, Jr.), who are both capable combatants but lack the equipment of the DED. Katy was previously an engineer, and is capable of creating survival implements from scraps, and Cassius is fully trained in Muay Thai, leading him to be a highly proficient close-quarters combatant.
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