Tag Archives: Adventure Games

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Set to be Casual, But Immersive

Fancy something mildly disturbing? Ever wondered what it would be like if Lost and Silent Hill collided? Then you’ll be wanting to take a look at The Chinese Room’s new game coming exclusively to PS4, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The ‘post-event’ vibe in the trailer feels like there’s some sort of menace just around the corner. What is ‘the loop’ that somebody was trying to close on the computer? These are questions raised by the brief trailer and we’re sure you want to know more too.

The developers of the critically acclaimed Dear Esther have been talking about the game and how they approached Sony. Dan and Jessica, co-directors at The Chinese Room had this to say:

“It’s all about the end of the world. You play the role of a scientist, trapped in the very second of the apocalypse, and the game is about discovering what has happened. You do this by exploring a large open-world environment, and interacting with the objects, places and people you find to gradually unlock and put together the story.” Continue reading Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Set to be Casual, But Immersive

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Announced

Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive have announced their latest Sherlock Holmes adventure, Crimes and Punishments. Something of a shakeup for the series is promised with the game being developed with the Unreal 3 engine instead of Frogwares in-house engine. Not that the last game was a graphical slouch by any means.

More freedom during investigations is one of the more intriguing claims made in the press release. Moral choices and decisions will influence the game and affect Holmes’ reputation. Whether this will lead to multiple endings is yet to be seen. Holmes himself has had a redesign, apparently to be more modern, but the time setting remains the same. Don’t worry it’s less inspired by Robert Downey Jr.’s version, it’s more of a let’s make him look less like a psychopath kinda look. Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Announced