Sleep of Reason
is feeling a tad chilly...
Another title from the Eastern school
of survival, Cryostasis pits players in a battle
against a mysterious undead force, and the cold. It's
an exciting prospect, not least due to the recent release of
a whole host of astonishing screenshots.
Just look at it! Then look on the official
website, 'cause these ones are a bit small. Visually,
if these pre-release shots are anything to go by, it's far
beyond what any other title has managed to achieve.
That alone is enough to get us salivating.
But, of course, the meat of Cryostasis
is what keeps us interested. The game is founded on
two distinct facets of gameplay. The first is
survival, which includes staying out of the freezing cold
for any extended period of time. The second is the
particularly intriguing necessity to tap into the history of
the game's various characters and, using the power of Mental
Echo, changing their past actions in order to alter the
into the history of characters..."
Cryostasis takes place in 1968,
onboard an old nuclear ice-breaker ship that, despite its
purpose, managed to get stuck in the ice some years
ago. The game drops players into the role of
meteorologist Alexander Nesterov, and tells the grizzly tale
of what happened to the ship's captain and his crew.
On the surface, Cryostasis looks a little bit like a
standard first-person shooter, but the Eastern school of
videogames development tends to incorporate more depth than
that. Games from Russia and its surrounding area also
tend to come equipped with a hefty dose of dark, foreboding
atmosphere - from the looks of it, Cryostasis will
absolutely excel in this area. We can't wait to get
lost in the cold and the dark.
PUBLISHER: 1C Company
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