Indie game studio Sushee have put up a new Kickstarter for Fear Effect Sedna, a revival of the classic games, which will use a tactical isometric camera, as well as real time combat, and replicate the experience of a party based RPG. If that sounds like something you would be interested in, you can hop on over here and donate- the Kickstarter has a goal of €100,000.
Discussing the decision to stick with the isometric viewpoint, Sushee noted that it was out of a desire to do justice to the original games, and to allow for a party based dynamic during general gameplay, and storytelling.
“The original Fear Effect games focused on harrowing camera angles and the feeling of loneliness to create a nerve-racking atmosphere. But the story, the characters and their relationships are a huge part of what made the game such a classic. Fulfilling a mission together, they will interact a lot, and not only during cinematic cutscenes, but also while you play.
“The second point that made us choose tactical view and combat is that we wanted them not only to interact verbally, but also act together. We wanted to see Rain being proud of Hana actually change the way she fights. We wanted to see Deke’s thirst for blood change the way the others react. We wanted to show how Glas trying to hold a door, while the others get prepared for the incoming assault, makes them all nervous and confident at the same time.
“Considering all this, we opted for the isometric view, allowing to see every character any time; and the tactical approach, though in real time, allowing us to create situations and reactions to the protagonists’ behavior.”
So- fans of the original games, it looks like this new game will be something right up your alley. Stay tuned for more coverage.