The Quiet Man, announced during Square Enix’s E3 2018 showcase earlier today, is “an immersive story driven cinematic action experience seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG, and pulse-pounding action gameplay”. It’s being developed by Human Head Studios, the creators of the original Prey.
“The Quiet Man takes players beyond sound and words to deliver an immersive story-driven cinematic action experience, which players can complete in one sitting,” the press release continues, promising more information in August.
"in 1 sitting" means a short game then?
i don't know if an 6/7 hour SP game is justified tbh.
Well, if it can be completed in one siting I don't expect to pay more than 20$ CAD.
This sounds kinda interesting, but I definitely would like more info of this game.
Is 'in one sitting' supposed to be a selling point? Ahah
@AFCC It is for some of us. Getting into the story, only to stop and play at a later point breaks immersion and the connection you have with the character.
I wouldn't want to watch a single movie in three parts. It wouldn't have the same effect.
1 sitting? This is sounding more and more like The Bouncer.
Could be good! But a lower price point would be easier to justify if there's not much replayability.
@naruball I think the counter-argument to that would be...what about serial TV shows like The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones? You get an extremely long story told over multiple episodes (kinda like how you can break up a long game by playing it an hour per day).
But I see where you're coming from. Personally, I'm a fan of story-based games that I can beat in a few sittings over the span of a weekend. A hard-hitting, exciting experience with no filler....doesn't seem like there's enough of those!
@naruball you're in a big big minority! Everyone just loves big games now
@smelly_jr Those are made in a way that make sense as episodes.
Just like Telltale games. You're supposed to play one episode in one sitting. Not half an hour now, half tomorrow and another half in 2 weeks.
Glad to see that you sort of feel the same way.
@AFCC Thankfully, not everyone. Especially people who are busy with all sorts of things (work, gym, family, social events, in addition to tv series and movies) who thus have limited time for games.
@naruball I understand but I still don't think it's a GOOD selling point...right?
@naruball That's totally true!
Anyway, I'm in the same boat as you where I have big, long games like The Witcher 3, Final Fantasy XV and Nier Automata just collecting dust because it drives me nuts playing them so erratically that it's hard to be invested and keep track of what's going on.
As a result, I've switched to fighting games mostly, LOL. I can play for 3 minutes or 3 hours depending on what else is going on in my life.
@AFCC Yes, considering that most people are crazy about seemingly never ending, open world games, it's definitely a selling point.
@smelly_jr I feel ya, man. That's why Dragon Quest Heroes was such a breath of fresh air for me. Short missions without much story that you can play at any point without having to worry about time. Some days I'd play 2 missions and other days 10, but I would never stress about passing a stage to save my progress or anything.
I thought this was the new Avengers game at first during the live stream.
Might still check it out but definitely in no hurry to play.
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