I visited the Rising Star Games booth at Pax West to find one of the most amazing games featured at this year’s expo; Earth’s Dawn. Take a listen to my interview below.
From the outset Earth’s Dawn gives gamers the freedom to enjoy the game their way – from creating their own character; customization of skill trees to augment abilities best suited to play style; weapon and equipment crafting; alongside a unique narrative-driven branching mission system.
After decades of peace, the Earth was decimated by an invasion from an alien race known to humans as E.B.E. The E.B.E. moved across the planet, consuming anything in their path and proved impervious to existing weapons. Ahead of the impending annihilation a breakthrough was made – the E.B.E. was susceptible to damage by weaponry designed using its very own technology. The power to fight back was now in the hands of an elite fighting force.
Combat in Earth’s Dawn offers a huge amount of depth with a layered system that will appeal to both light and more hardened players. Basic attacks can easily be strung together to pull off combos, while tying these to the analogue stick will instigate launchers, aerials and sliding attacks. Timing a dash during a combo will extend its length and finisher moves will dispatch enemies with flair. Players are evaluated after battles and ranked according to expertise and skill, and may then use the points awarded to enhance and level up their hero.
I was really impressed with my hands on with the game. It plays like a gritty more artistically driven version of a game like Odin Sphere or Dragon’s Crown. You’ll design your character and work within a deep crafting system to build impressive weaponry needed to vanquish the various enemy hordes and massive bosses.
I loved the art design, and the character animations just work so perfect here that everything built by Japanese developer OneOrEight, looks just amazing.
Join the fight for Earth’s survival this autumn, when Earth’s Dawn launches digitally on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and as a physical boxed version on PlayStation 4, with a PC version coming soon after.
Check out the trailer for Earth’s Dawn.