I'm 36, italian, and I can't stand:
- 98% of the fps actually on the market
- 100% of rpgs of all time
- fantasy genre
- all the games that have more than 3 buttons to handle
- styleless games
- everything that is free roaming
- all the games where you gotta read half an hour of dialogues for just a minute of game.
- all the games born from marketing dept. instead of the creative one.
I think that's more than enough for 99% of you to hate me:)
Assuming that Stay Dead was created avoiding everything I cannot stand, I guess my humble attempt to thinking out of the box is starting with a -20 handicap. But, because I'm so naive, I'll try to convince you anyway that it is possible to create an original and fun game, entirely made using real life footage.
Here are the points I wanna use:
- Stay Dead is NOT an interactive movie, because I HATE interactive movies, 'cause they're too visually poor to be movies and too lame to be games.
- Stay Dead is a round beat'em up with elements from rhythm games and for once it's fun to defeat a real person instead of a puppet with texture.
- Visually it's awsome
- While you play it, you really feel you're moving the character inside an action movie.
- Whoever tried it said that he's never seen anything like that.
- Whoever tried it had fun (this isn't true, not everybody, but most of 'em did actually enjoyed it)
Relatives apart, who among those who tried it had fun playing it?
A lot of people, among the others:
- tgm editors
- gamesvillage editors
- capsulecomputers editors
- the games blog editors
- people in playstos (who loved it so much that joined us in the production)
- 505 games production managers
Obviously not everybody who played it liked it, of course, and they're still few the ones who played it, but they should be enough to raise a little doubt about the fact that this is not the same old interactive movie, but maybe suggest you the fact that this is a new idea:
The attempt to be able to move Indiana while you're watching the most amazing action sequences in Indiana Jones, like he was Mario or Lara Croft.
If any of you believes in the project and has a blog/web site and maybe wants to review the game to spread the voice, please drop me a personal message and I'll be more than happy to let you play Stay Dead.