I’m not going to deceive you guys and say I’m some type of gliding king. The truth is, as I’ve discovered, I’m fairly unhealthy at it. I acquired an opportunity to play a demo of AWAY: The Survival Collection, an upcoming recreation the place you play as a sugar glider. Particularly, the demo reveals off the gliding factor of the sport. It’s solely about fifteen minutes lengthy, however it gave me a fast cute look into AWAY, and I’m excited for an opportunity to see some extra.
The demo is quite easy. You play as a sugar glider and have to seek out a grasshopper flying away from you. To take action, you’ll leap off a log and take off gliding after it. The controls are something however difficult. You simply glide at a quick tempo and have to catch the grasshopper. There are a pair of buttons that trigger your sugar glider to dodge to the best or left quickly, which helps you retain out of the way in which of hassle. Or, when you’re like me, you’ll dodge right into a tree and watch as your unhappy little squirrel proceeds to ragdoll hilariously on to the forest ground. A tragic destiny that I certain noticed occur loads.
Fortunately I ultimately managed to determine learn how to thread the needle in a approach that stopped me from dying. Now, I simply needed to truly catch the grasshopper. To do this, I needed to hit numerous blue bubbles alongside the trail. Every one would give me a much-needed pace increase. Solely by skillfully hitting these factors might I lastly snag my tasty deal with. The demo consists of three totally different chases. Whereas all three happen in the identical degree, they undergo vastly totally different areas. I hardly ever felt like I used to be exploring the identical part greater than as soon as.
After I caught the grasshopper the third time, I might stick round for a particular “exploration mode.” Right here I might glide to my content material, not having to hit boosts or chases after issues if I didn’t need to. There have been some particular zones that I might work together with although. I entered one and it turned me right into a rat, letting me see the sport world from a unique perspective. I couldn’t truly do a lot because the rat aside from swipe a single claw and run about. Nonetheless, the lovable interactions make me marvel what different animals AWAY options within the full recreation.
The sport world can also be fairly attention-grabbing to observe gliding by. It’s beautiful, with the dense forests trying unbelievable to fly by way of. As I duck by way of caves and between timber, I certain really feel like there’s loads to absorb. Issues didn’t fairly look nearly as good on the bottom ground whereas I used to be enjoying the rat. I additionally didn’t actually get the sensation that the extent was particular to that animal, so this made sense to me. The extent was additionally accompanied with each narration and music that sound prefer it got here proper out of a nature documentary, one thing that manages to suit the tone of the extent amazingly properly.
Whereas that is solely a really small and early slice of the complete recreation, I’m fairly excited for AWAY: The Survival Collection after this. There’s simply one thing about gliding down a cliff and catching grasshoppers that completely works for me. It’s spectacular how properly AWAY manages to hit that nature documentary tone. You get to see cute animals being cute, up till that very horrifying second once they’re not. It’s superb, and I have to see extra episodes of it.
TechRaptor performed a demo of AWAY: The Survival Collection that was offered by the builders. The sport is presently on Kickstarter and might be launching in 2020 for PC and PlayStation 4.