Trailer Talk: Volume 1

Despite having an ever-growing backlog, am I always looking at the upcoming games and looking for games to add to my wish list or maybe even find a game that one of my friends may like. Rather it’s a AAA game or an indie game, I am always looking for that next game to give me a new and unique experience. I am going to talk about 4 games whose trailer has caught my eye over the past couple of months, starting with the most recent one: Lost Words.

Lost Words Beyond the Page is story about a young girl who dreams to be a writer. Her grandmother gives her a journal and she begin to write a story. The story will be about a girl who wants to see more of the world. The author is motivated to finish the story when she finds out her grandmother become ill and wants to finish it so her grandmother can read it when she feels better. This game caught my eye because I am interested to see how the events that the author goes through will effort the story she is writing. Game-play wise, it is a mainly a 2D platformer and will include some word puzzle as well. The word puzzle will be using words to change the environment, such as dragging the word ‘rise’ over to a platform to help the character reach higher areas. Presentation wise it looks like we will get a mix of journal writing that will show the author’s thoughts and feelings as she talks about what is going on in her life and then there will be part where we are playing in her story world. Lost Words Beyond the Page is set to release December of 2019 on Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC according to the trailer shown at E3 and to find out more click here to visit their game page and find out more.

Going from a girl who’s want to be a writer, we now focus on a girl who just wants to rock. No Straight Roads takes place in Vinyl City that one day was taken over by an EDM company called NSR. With NSR in control only EDM music is allowed to be played. You take the role of Mayday and with the help of your drummer friend will invade the EDM concerts using the power of Rock. The cartoon art style and the story of EDM vs Rock is what caught my eye. No Straight Roads will be a music action game. This isn’t a rhythm game, but you will use music to change the world around you to summon weapons and to travel around should add some fun game-play. I am hoping that this will be just one of those games that will have you grinning from ear to ear while you play due it’s characters and story and will have some awesome music to keep you invested. As of now, this game does have a 2019 release date and will be coming to Steam and PS4 and you can find out more by clicking here and visiting their website.

Now we travel back to an alternate version of an animal anthropomorphic New York during the 1950’s. Blacksad: Under the Skin follows private detective John Blacksad as he solves his latest case of murder and missing people.  First this caught my eye because I always wanted to play a film noir detective type of game but I haven’t found any they interesting me and I figure this one could be it. However, after looking at their web-page, apparently Blacksad is a comic book series that was release in the U.S back in 2000 and Blacksad: Under the Skin’s story will be an official story for this universe and now I’m more interested because it is taking a world that is already establish and bringing it to life for fans of the series to enjoy and hopefully for new comers to discover. I hope this will do that comic book series justice and is currently planned to be release on September 26th 2019 for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mac. If you are interested in the game go visit their web-page here.

The last game I want to talk about is The Red Lantern. The Red Lantern was revealed during a Nintendo Direct earlier this year. This game, according to their web-page, will be a ‘rogue-lite, narrative game’ where you and your dog sled team must survive in the wilderness and find your way home. There isn’t a lot about this game out right now, but the story that was hinted at did grab my attention and I am curious to see how the narrative will be handle and what the game-play will be. Will the game play be closer to something like The Long Dark, which is a game I have enjoyed playing, and will it just be on the Switch? Again, there isn’t a lot of info on this game but you will find more details by visiting the website here.

These are just some of the games that have caught my eye and there seems to be more and more every week. I will try to make this a weekly post type deal not only to help me keep track on new games but hopefully introduce some games to you, the reader. Thank you for reading this post and Stay tune for more random thoughts around gaming and such and have a great morning/day/evening.


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