Why sure, I want to ‘soar through the seas’
Underwater ranges in mostly-above-ground video games is usually a drag, however when the entire idea is centered round swimming, I’m normally on board. I’ve by no means seen something fairly like Glaciered, an action-adventure game from Japanese indie workforce Studio Snowblind.
Picture a trendy character motion game with slick-looking ranged and melee assaults — now submerge it in a frozen-over planet with beast-filled waters. That’s the essential pitch.
What precisely is that factor?
The overgrown underwater threats will look acquainted in case you had dinosaur image books as a child, however what on this planet is that this freaky foremost character? Why is it making eye contact?
Glaciered stars the fin-kicking Tuai species, that are “descended from birds and successors of the dinosaurs.” They can “control heat and cold,” as a result of why not? It seems cool! In follow, you’ll have the ability to dive, swerve, slash, and unleash a barrage of projectiles — typical stuff for the style at giant, however not a lot for a game set underwater.
“Build your character by combining various abilities and passive skills like high-speed swimming that creates tunnels of supercritical water, temporal crystal blades, and more,” in accordance with the builders’ abstract. “Visit grasslands growing from icy skies, swim past schools of thermophilic fish coating the seafloor, and fend off members of the Crocodilia family that have been freed from gravity’s grip and grown to enormous size.”
Brief as it could be, the announcement trailer has me hooked on the *thought* of Glaciered. It merely seems like one thing I’d get pleasure from taking part in, and from the crisp, fast-moving footage we’ve seen to date, it’s straightforward to think about the way it all feels. I’m hoping that gamers (like me) who aren’t one of the best at air juggling in different video games can slide proper in and pull off some sick shit. It’s an excellent first impression, now we simply have to see extra to grasp the scope.
Studio Snowblind doesn’t have a launch date in thoughts but. That stated, there’s a Steam page if you wish to wishlist Glaciered — or simply try the remainder of the screenshots. I really like catching an out-of-nowhere game like this that simply appears to click on. I’ll be retaining tabs!