I hope you’re feeling fortunate, punks, as a result of there are extra games with a cyber-aesthetic in improvement than I can depend on the fingers of my digitally-enhanced robo-hand. Rain Of Reflections was introduced method again in 2015, however Lionbite Games solely gave us our first correct have a look at their turn-based stealth and dialog ’em up earlier this week. The gameplay trailer for the primary chapter, “Set Free”, awaits under: you’re a scientist who’s determined to cease experimenting on the final youngster ever born, and free him as a substitute.
I’m undecided that’s an incredible concept. He may get hit by a bus or one thing.
Quick, to the blurbmobile:
“Rain of Reflections is an atmospheric, dystopian journey game. Its turn-based strategic confrontations are uniquely centered round a motivation mechanic. Every transfer and selection made by the participant is everlasting and could have penalties on the world and its characters.
“The introductory chapter – ‘Set Free’ – facilities round Wilona, a scientist working in the direction of an answer to our future world’s sudden infertility. As she begins doubting the morality of the experiments, she decides to free the reside topic – the lastborn youngster – from captivity. This will show troublesome, as highly effective forces attempt to cease her.”
I’m extra offered by the world than the precise sneaking, at this level. Turning invisible is like, the last word last-ditch desperation stealth transfer, but Wilona goes forward and prompts that cloak like she’s obtained a lifetime’s provide of AA batteries stuffed below her coat. I’ll have to see one thing a bit extra ingenious earlier than infiltration turns into greater than a distraction from the talky bits.
Which do sound promising! I like that you just select particular strains of dialogue, eschewing the present dominant paradigm the place you point out your tough intentions and simply need to hope that you just and the devs are on the identical web page. The (obscure) stuff about how shifting round will impression the world sounds fascinating too, and – most intriguingly – the choice to “speak” is listed as a tactical possibility subsequent to shifting stealthily and opening hearth.
Chapter 2 strikes on to a robo-eyed PI, and chapter three will put you within the footwear of an underground resistance fighter. I don’t particularly know what they’re resisting, apart from a scary ten-foot robotic. He exhibits up in this story trailer from last year.
Chapter 1 is about to come back out “in the coming months”. You can wishlist it on Steam, should you like.