After a silence as long as it is remarkable, the next game of PlatinumGames takes advantage of E3 2021 to remember the good memories of lovers of looting in rule and online. However, many mysteries still persist, and it was necessary to despatch a triumvirate of developers to partially answer them.
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What if you thought the looter-TPS proposal was crystal clear: think again. Square Enix a few days ago posted an interview with the people in charge of this new license, just transcribed by the good care of the blog Ryokutya2089.
Status: it’s complicated
The team begins by reassuring the players and casting a wide net, specifying that Babylon’s Fall intends to address a large audience, explaining that even newcomers will find what they are looking for.. Despite its game design which blithely draws from the genre of 3D hack’n slash, PlatinumGames assures their game will be less difficult than a certain NieR Automata, just to (re) place one for the license, which continues to do very well.
Fans of the genre rest assured: with a variety of pickax weapons in fantasy classics, there should be plenty to do, and the team to ensure the presence of an endgame worthy of the name, which will thrive. the hardest of looters continue their quest to accumulate. Associating the handling of the sword with that of the mage stick will not be a problem, the idea so much to balance all the possible combinations, the adventure so thought to be traversed four.
But things got a little trickier when it came time to talk about online gambling: if Babylon’s Fall will be open to cross-play, however the transfer of backup will not be allowed, nor that of the pieces of cosmetic equipment bought in large amounts of microtransactions. Whatever happens, you will have to be connected to play in cooperation, since no PvP mode is the order of the day.
On the other hand, we quickly understand why the music reinforces the atmosphere at this point, by discovering the orchestral recordings of Babylon’s Fall, which draws its influences from the side of medieval Europe, for an already very pleasant result.
The artistic direction seen here allows us to measure the distance traveled since the initial announcement of E3 2018, except to allow us to see the end of the road, since Babylon’s Fall is due out on PC, PS4 and PS5 on an unknown date.