Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This War of Mine, video game trailer

"This War of Mine" is a new video game coming out that at the very least present a truly unique twist on a dog tired setting for modern video games. If you haven't watched the above video, or heard anything about it, I'll cut right to the core here for ya. It's set during a modern war taking place in a far off country, but you don't play as a soldier, just as a civilian trapped in them middle of it all.

"This War Of Mine is a game that provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby locations for items that will help you stay alive.

Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.

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Again, at the very least, this promises to offer a new take on a tried and true game setup. I'm interested to see how this plays out, how much it challenges, how many tropes it can flip. Should be a different experience and an experiment in gameplay mechanics. Personally, I can't wait for it.