The West Is Getting Weird

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Author:

Silverlance

Publish Date:

26 Jan 2022

Recently, I have spent way too long playing Sim Games that it has become a dangerous obsession. However, while browsing the Steam Store this week, I saw something that piqued my interest. That curiosity grew as I looked more and more into it. Weird West by Wolfeye Studios, not because it is being published by Devolver Digital, Not because it is an isometric shooter, and not even because the 5 characters we will be following around all seem absolutely ludicrous. Instead, it is because from what I am seeing, it will give me a sense of action and story while giving me the one thing I love about simulation games … I can do whatever I like to achieve the objective!

The team responsible for this unique game (Wolfeye Studios) includes co-creators from both Dishonoured and Prey. When it comes to a Sim RPG type game, these guys definitely have the pedigree for it. They have taken a simple idea of setting a game in the Wild West but twisted it to include bizarre creatures and inhabitants from Pigmen to spell wielding spirits, along with everything else you would expect to see in the wild West, including bounty hunters, cowboys and of course Werewolves. What makes Weird West even more standout from other isometric adventures is the hand-drawn art style, which makes the visuals pop. Along with stunning visuals, we also have a fascinating premise in the story. We begin our journey by selecting one of five heroes. With their own unique back story and motives, this hero will walk, run, shoot, and smash through various chapters to investigate the ongoing weird mystery. As you complete their story, you can move on to other characters and follow their stories until the final chapter, where all five heroes have to face off against the ultimate threat... what that is, we don't know yet. Still, if it's something a pig-man cannot handle alone, I have no doubt that it will be formidable in comparison to the rest of the game.

All five characters mentioned above also have their unique abilities. This is, above all else, an RPG, where you can refine the skills to match your playstyle, from all-out assault, stealth, weird hybrid abilities or a combination of all! It would seem Weird West will let you play your way and reward you for doing so. Focus has also been given to a more dynamic form of being provided quests. While you get your standard quests through scripted means, Weird West allows your playstyle to create events and quest specific to your actions. Such as if you kill a merchant and allow somebody to escape, there's a good chance you will encounter them as they ambush you later on in the game with their own possie. Such a focus on dynamic questing really does set this title a notch above similar titles I have played in the past.

I'm incredibly excited to see how this game turns out. The ability to play your own way while also incorporating the dynamic questing really grabs my attention. With the great pedigree of developers, the unique setting, great RPG, I really think this will be a big hit of 2022. Weird West is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 on March 31st, and I cannot wait to get weird and wild! Will you be adding Weird West to your Library? Let us know in this article's comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages which you can check out below!

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