In the ye old days playable demos were the main way for players to get hold of the latest offerings from your favorite developers, and to have a small idea on what their latest title was going to be like. Looking back at the really good days, some of these demos were found in magazines and you could play them to your heart’s content – creating iconic gaming childhood memories, and back then there was none of this “Open Beta” nonsense. Now, demos in magazines is a memory, but there has been an influx of playable demos that have come across my desk and here is my pick of the bunch.
Nine Witches: Family Disruption
Sticking with the team down at Blowfish Studios and Indiesruption with another of their creations – Nine Witches: Family Disruption, which is stylised as a point and click adventure game with pixel graphics
Nin Witches: Family Disruption is set during an alternative history were a Nazi WW2 Division that deals with the Occultin 1944 goes wrong for them on both fronts to try and turn the tide of the war by releasing an ancient curse in a small Norwegian town. Before shit gets fucked up for the Allies, they’ve turned to Alexei Krakovitz an expert in the Occult and his sidekick Akiro Kagasawa head to Norway to sort it out before shit does get real.
NW:FD does have some absurdness, that throughout, it does seem to be earnt, it also includes some fantastic dark humor, and wackiness which livens it up.
For the most part, it’s a point and click adventure game, so expect puzzle-solving and logic deducting, which makes sense given the demo I played, the solutions to the puzzles made sense. You control both Alexei and Akiro, who have their own unique set of skills – Alexei can talk to ghosts and Akiro is more action-oriented. Again, no real Release date as of yet but according to the games website somewhen in 2020 is to be expected on PC and Current-Gen consoles.
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