It’s been fairly some time since Runic Games have been within the highlight. Torchlight II launched over a half-decade in the past – it’s possible you’ll recollect it stealing a few of Diablo three’s thunder – however they’ve been fairly quiet since announcing their subsequent title in 2015. Well, that new recreation is lastly right here, with the Zelda-like Hob making its attractive debut at present.
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Hob is a dialog-free journey revealed by exploration and interplay with the unusual world you’re part of. The planet itself modifications form based mostly on the puzzles you clear up, opening new areas to discover and secrets and techniques to seek out.
Despite the shifting environments, Hob is a designed world not like the procedurally-generated ranges of the Torchlight video games. “Even before we got into the shifting world,” stage designer Patrick Blank says on a PlayStation Blog publish, “we wanted to do something that was more crafted and felt like it all flowed really well. It was more interesting for us to make because we knew what the connections were going to be.”
Most of your interplay is pushed by a mechanical glove that permits you to grapple and warp across the environments, in addition to delivering good ol’ socks to the jaws of varied monsters. There are swords and stuff too, so fight isn’t all punchy. There are additionally fairly grotesque deaths amid all the beautiful visuals, so look out for that.
Hob is accessible for $19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99 on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. Runic “strongly recommend” a controller to play, so dig out the gamepad earlier than you dig in.