WHAT REMAINS OF EDITH FINCH
As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.
The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death.
Project Wight doesn’t look like any ordinary open-world RPG, judging by the video (which you can watch below), but that is what the game is touted as being. It will take place in an alternative version of our own reality, centered around the early Viking era. Humans share the world with the last known remnants of a forgotten species of intelligent creatures. During the video, we witness gameplay through the eyes of younger creature, who must sneak and stealth his/her way past even the weakest Humans, lest he/she be slain. We then transfer the point of view to a more powerful, adolescent creature. This suggest that there will be a whole range of creature types, each with different abilities. Perhaps some are better at stealth, and perhaps some are better at attacking from above like we see in the video.
It’s a very interesting take on games based in such mythological worlds. Worlds where we’re often defending towns and settlements from the attacks of gruesome beasts. But here, that formula is turned on its head. The theme of vengeance comes to mind when watching the trailer. In its most direct form, in how towards the end of the video, you avenge the younger creature, who had to skulk away from the Humans hacking apart one its own kind. But it seems there’s another side to it. Project Wight developer David Goldfarb says that he was influenced by the tale of John Gardner’s Grendel, where the story is told from the point of view of the monster. Leading on from this Goldfarb says, “it just so happened that as time wore on and I got more and more frustrated with humans“. Maybe there will be an allegorical element to this game; where we as players will be able to tear apart the darker and more destructive portions of Humanity. Or, it could just be that we will be controlling a creature simply trying to fight for its survival, and it will be interesting to see whether other RPG elements, aside from the fantastical setting, will be integrated.
Click here to watch the trailer.
INTO THE DEAD 2
The sequel to the hit zombie action game Into the Dead (70+ million downloads)!
Journey through the zombie apocalypse in a race to save your family. Arm yourself with an arsenal of powerful weapons and do whatever it takes to survive. Maim, mow down, and massacre the Dead – anything to keep moving! In a world where no one is safe, how far will you go to make it out alive?
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