Just by watching the trailer for this upcoming game Wanderer, I got gamer shivers. You know, the kind of shivers gamers get when they see something they must get their fingers on. This new 2D platformer and RPG is bound to take some lo-res lovers on an adventure.
The best way I can describe Wanderer is that it seems to be many genres in one. You’ve got the layout of a 2D cinematic platformer inspired by Heart of Darkness, Another World and Flashback. Then you’ve got RPG pseudo turn-based combat inspired by Paper Mario, Valkyrie Profile, and Rogue Galaxy. Not to mention puzzles, decision making, interactive dialogue, and atmospheric visuals thrown into the mix.
Wanderer has blown my mind, and I haven’t even played it yet!
But wait, theres more! The creators at Red Cloak Games have decided to take an episodic approach with Wanderer. They have a goal of releasing episode installments to go with the game 3-4 months apart. These will of course follow the release of the game expected to be September 2016, if they get their funding (which I do not doubt).
Since I am a creative writer with an interest in writing a video game story myself, I always look for a plot that is compelling enough to make me want to play the game. Wanderer has a Sci-fi based story that sounds different than most. It involves an abandoned earth and a crashed prison facility from space. Rook, the main protagonist, must find all nine cell blocks, which may relate to the episodic part of Wanderer.
Personally, if I had the money, I would back Wanderer with hundreds, because this game gives a whole new meaning to unique.
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