The ocean depths are a fairly good Metroidvania setting, seeing as we all know so little about them. In truth, it wouldn’t shock me that a lot if the weird glowing creatures of Outbuddies actually had been down there, simply ready for a misplaced explorer to detect them. Submerge your self within the trailer’s neons and the skulls which can be apparently littered all over on the ocean shelf. Once more, not shocking.
As soon as, as a teen, I completely shredded my leg towards a barnacle-encrusted pier, which is probably why the colorful partitions of this recreation evoke such a powerful sense reminiscence. However nonetheless, their weirdly bulbous, eye-like roundness is objectively creepy. However, this bioluminescent/supernatural robotic glow mashup that’s occurring within the color palette doesn’t solely look good, it additionally is smart contemplating the weirdness that seems to be occurring beneath the ocean:
Enter Bahlam, a sunken metropolis of the Outdated Gods, positioned deep within the South Atlantic Ocean. Following a shipwreck, adventurer and maritime archaeologist Nikolay Bernstein regains consciousness 36,000 toes beneath the ocean. He’s severely wounded and unwillingly related to a supernatural Buddy-unit. Trying to find solutions about his displacement our principal protagonist digs deep into the misplaced undercity, step by step realizing an ominous presence hollowing in its shadowed caverns.
This explains the ominous cranium piles.
Bernstein won’t be thrilled to be related to that sea/cosmic nightmare/different??? robotic*, however he may really feel higher should you get a pal to manage it by way of the sport’s native co-op choices. “This will even present a chance for team-speedrunning as a really distinctive tackle the scene,” write the builders, which, yeah, I may see myself watching.
*it won’t even be a robotic? Who is aware of when there are undersea Outdated Gods concerned.
Outbuddies is scheduled to launch earlier than the top of this 12 months, and yow will discover it on Steam.