The highly hyped open world game, “No Man’s Sky” where alien worlds are randomly generated by an algorithm so that every planet players visit will look different. There was even one research organisation that accused the developers of stealing their formula for doing this and the media giant Sky even tried to get rid of their name.
So now the game is finally released multi-platform. Does it live up to the hype?
I wanted to try Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture when I saw it as a PS4 exclusive a year ago because the visuals looked really good and resembled an adventure game. Not sure what to expect I jumped in with the PC version released a few months ago.
Following closely in the footsteps of Nippon Ichi’s survival title, Firefly’s Diary – you wouldn’t think it’s scary at all looking at the cute graphics. However, unlike games where you have a whole arsenal of weapons to deal with demons and monsters, in Yowamari [A Walk in the Night] AKA Night Alone in the West, you only have a torch.
So our innocent little heroine is out walking her dog Boro but suddenly – BOOM! Her dog is run over. Nippon Ichi doesn’t hold back any punches… She returns home dragging an empty dog leash and when her big sister sees Boro missing, she decides to go out to look for it. Late in the night, she never returns and worried for her sister’s safety, our heroine braves the demon filled night in search of her sister.
Not a happy story so far that’s for sure. Continue reading
Rain (not to be confused with Heavy Rain) was a PS3 exclusive, download only game that caught my attention when I saw some news coverage of it on Japanese and Western sites alike. So, I decided to give it a try despite no playable demo beforehand.
It turns out to be quite a short but pleasant adventure game.
On a rainy day, a young boy catches the silhouette of a girl outside his home. He runs after her and finds himself invisible just like the girl in a deserted, dark, raining world. Visible to each other only under the rain, the two children soon find themselves helping each other out, trying to escape this unknown world while avoiding the relentless creatures that hunt them.