Brawlers are a gaming genre that holds a strange mix of love and hate for me. I haven’t been much into action games lately, but once in a while a title comes along that makes me look at it. No Mercy: For Lorne Hope does look to be one of those rare exceptions. Even if I’m not a fan of the gameplay, the story behind it more than makes up for it.
The basic story behind No Mercy: For Lorne Hope is that a forest is home to a strange and malevolent corruption. Until now, it’s been held at bay by guardians but it’s broken loose. Unfortunately, four unlikely heroes are caught in the middle of the chaos. It’s up to them, presumably, to fight it back.
However, there’s much more to No Mercy: For Lorne Hope than that. What really captured my attention was that each hero has a backstory. What they are aren’t mentioned in the pitch, but it sounds like they could contain some deep reflection. It also sounds like they might have a painful past. Sacrifice does sound like a common and important theme here, at least.
Story is very much an important thing for me in deciding if a game is worth playing. No Mercy: For Lorne Hope, despite being a brawler, looks to fit the bill. The artwork also looks cute and the style is worth looking at. Based on the pitch video, humor is also liberally sprinkled throughout. A fourth wall breaking birdman in particular looks entertaining.