The Sinking City looks super cool. Created by Sherlock Holmes developer Frogwares, it retains many of the investigation elements of the popular franchise, but it stretches the formula over a Lovecraftian horror open world. Essentially you’ll be travelling Oakmont picking up clues, but it’ll be down to you to put two-and-two together.
There are no waypoints or map markers: you actually need to pay attention to the hints you’re being given in order to figure out what’s going on and where to go. There’s certainly some jankiness to this alpha demo, but we like what we’re seeing, and we’re looking forward to learning more in the run up to the title’s 21st March launch.