It’s nice to have one last gut-feeling take a look at The Medium before its January 28 launch.
Bloober Group launched 14 minutes of gameplay video today, and while I’ve seen the split-reality horror video game on a bunch of occasions, in some methods, this is the first time I’m really seeing it as it genuinely is. That might seem like the setup for a backhanded compliment, but it’s not– I understood the main split-screen hook, and honestly, that’s all that sunk in. This video paints a more comprehensive picture.
I will not go through the video beat by beat, but I had a couple of– all right, more than a couple of– takeaways:.
It’s good to see Bloober Group branch out with a more traditional camera. If you’re stressed out from the studio’s first-person adventures, this may recapture your attention.
The framing of the real world and the spirit world works for me a lot more in dynamic minutes than it does in conversation-heavy scenes. I wonder if those will get old.
When I see a creepy hotel map represented as a piece of landscapes, I have actually got ta smile.
The unnerving tune (and whole vibe) surrounding the masked lady is a peak.
I think The Medium is going to live or pass away by its exploration-based puzzles, and this footage displays one such limited-time out-of-body situation. The deteriorating effect on Marianne is neat, a minimum of.
Rotating items to check them, plugging them into their rightful location, and whipping out the critical bolt cutters– this video game ought to speak to survival-horror fans of a particular persuasion.
The breath-holding stealth encounters look like they might outstay their welcome, so I hope they aren’t overused. Bloober Team had a habit of relying on the exact same spooky techniques in previous games. Here’s the main blurb for the antagonist: “In the spirit world, The Maw is visible and can easily find Marianne, while she can defend herself with the Spirit Blast. Taking a trip to the material world makes The Maw unnoticeable however likewise blind, so it relies exclusively on hearing to locate its victim there.” Likewise, Troy Baker voices it.
What do you believe up until now? Are you even in the state of mind for a horror video game in January?
It’s worth remembering that The Medium will be an Xbox Game Pass title, and if you’re potentially considering purchasing it outright, it’s launching at $50(with a perk $5 pre-order discount currently in result). This game is going for it in manner ins which Layers of Worry and Blair Witch didn’t, but it might eventually collapse under its own weight. I hope it turns out, though– I’ll take all the new scary IPs I can get.
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