My first try at Hunt: Showdown was going so well. The demon, The Butcher, was dead (along with one rival in the fracas) and banished to hell, and I was off to claim my due. In the dark, I didn’t see the cultist near the swamp’s edge, and got a swarm of poison death-hornets in the face as punishment. Half blind, I panic and flee into the water. The bugs leave just in time for me to see something moving under the surface. Crunch. I’m bleeding. Another hit, and I’m out. A loss, but a good first impression for the early access weird western monster-hunting FPS, which is free to try this weekend.