The FMV revival continues as we speak with the launch of The Quiet Man, a brawler which is meant to change “seamlessly” between live-action video, in-game cutscenes, and playable fisticuffs. It’s not a game I’d anticipate Square Enix to publish, not a game I’d anticipate Human Head (the studio behind the 2006 Prey) to make, and never a game I’d anticipate Imogen Heap to sing the theme tune for, however right here we’re.
The Quiet Man will put us within the cool leather-based jacket of Dane, a fella looking for a lacking singer who (going by movies) appears to have been swiped by a kooky killer. Off he goes, punching and kicking his approach to solutions throughout a curious mixture of mediums. Squeenix say it’s about three hours lengthy, so it’s a bit like a protracted film the place you do the punching.
Because Dane is deaf, the game takes the curious step of closely muffling sound and voices. Even the subtitles associate with this, solely transcribing the uncommon bits of dialogue that are supposed to be heard. As nicely as a stylistic flourish, that is meant to construct thriller.
Squeenix plan so as to add an additional mode for second playthroughs, ‘The Quiet Man – Answered -‘, which could have full sound and voices to “offer answers to the unique mysteries” of the game. This isn’t in at launch, I suppose as a result of they need thriller to linger, however can be patched in after “approximately one week”.
The Quiet Man is out now on Steam. It’ll usually value £12/€15/$15, however launches with a 10% low cost supplied till November eighth.
What I’ve seen of the game seems to be not good however god, preserve the FMV coming.