Hype is sufficiently by the roof following our newest interview with Matt, Ilse and Brent from Hiding Spot – the builders of the newly launched Beacon Pines. If you’ve gotten ever sat there watching Stranger Things, and thought that it will be made all the higher with animals as an alternative of our brave protagonists, properly simply sit your self down…
Releasing proper now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Game Pass, Switch and PC, Beacon Pines is an animal-swapped homage to all issues creepy and eerie, from the traditional Twin Peaks, to Netflix’s aforementioned field workplace large. You assume management of our primary character Luka, who simply so occurs to undertake a magical storybook, after which all the things properly and actually hits the fan. By exploring the titular city of Beacon Pines, slowly will Luka and your self uncover the mysteries behind this city.
Whilst the devs are eager to emphasize this isn’t an out and out horror, the combination between ‘cute and creepy’ is one which has colored us intrigued, making for an extremely distinctive tone. A tone, actually, that you would be able to have some affect on when making selections to form the place the story leads. However this isn’t simply your run of the mill narrative journey, as Hiding Spot have applied a cool new mechanic during which you select particular phrases from a listing of ‘charms’ discovered on the planet, and place them right into a sentence, drastically altering its which means.
In reality, such is the magic of stated charms, you may even soar between completely different paths of the story, permitting you to see how different choices would have performed out – an actual should on the planet of narrative gaming.
This mechanic can see Beacon Pines flip from completely darkish, to action-packed, to much more chilled out, emphasising the replayability on supply. Whilst this will feel and appear initially like a story to inform the youngsters as you set them to mattress, grownup themes and forest animals blurting out some lower than pleasant language, suggests in any other case.
Oh, and yeah, we gave it the large 5/5 in evaluation – actually, you’ll need to play Beacon Pines proper now.
Beacon Pines guarantees to be a really new expertise because it releases at present on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. For all issues Xbox, you may make a purchase order on the Xbox Store for £16.74, and let the story whisk you away! It’s on Nintendo Switch and PC too.
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy journey set inside a mysterious guide. You play as each the reader of the guide and its primary character, Luka. Something unusual is occurring on the previous warehouse, and Luka and his mates appear to be the one ones taking discover. Sneak out late, make new mates, uncover hidden truths, and acquire phrases that may change the course of destiny!