Before we get started, I’d just like to point out the classic/overused orange on blue design that we see in so many other games and movie posters. For those that are unaware, scientists (artists) have determined that orange and blue is the most pleasing color combination to the human eye. Now, back to the topic at hand.
Did you like Skyrim? Did you feverishly hate/love Dark Souls? Well it looks as if Capcom and Sony are getting ready to launch a new title that looks to combine the two as a console exclusive for their new system. This, ladies and gentlemen, is Deep Down. Although it’s just the working title, Deep Down looks to be a dark monster-hunting RPG/action-adventure game. In the two videos below you’ll see some visuals that are representative of both Skyrim and Dark Souls, in nature. Which the game will lean more heavily too is anyone’s guess, but I’m hoping for the latter. Check out the videos below and let me know what you think:
This video definitely has the feel of Skyrim at the beginning. The hints of Dark Souls tend to lean in more towards the end, but you have to remember that this isn’t a gameplay trailer. This is the “pitch,” so-to-speak. The bit near the end with the prolonged shield block is a well done visual. However, there seems to be some new tech there at the end? Do we have an Assassin’s Creed/Animus type of situation going on here? Perhaps the next video, which is a gameplay video, will clear things up a bit:
Yep, definitely feeling some AC here. From what else I can see it looks as if there is a slight seek-and-destroy build; requiring you to traverse some old caves, castles, and other environments in order to track down your prey (predator). I like how the magic looks to be used here, and the practical looking armor (as practical as “fire-proof” can get given the time period) is a welcome addition back to functionality over grandiose.
Thanks to /r/Games for turning me onto this, as I hadn’t heard or seen much of anything in regards to this outside of a list of exclusives for each system.