Monday - April 06, 2020
The Pale City - Review @ IndianNoob
IndianNoob reviewed the text heavy RPG Maker game The Pale City.
A world where children aren’t born but crawl up from the deep, dark depths. A city whose surface is made up of millennia of dead matter. A realm where fire can be conjured from air and water can be transformed into life. A reality where God exists but cannot answer any of our prayers. A vast underworld where indescribable monstrosities lurk. If you think these are descriptions of a new Clive Barker novella, you’d be wrong. These are just snippets from The Pale City, a story-driven RPG that launched in Steam on the 20th of March and on which I’ve been sitting for the past few weeks. So, here’s my review of The Pale City
It’s hard to judge a game like The Pale City by placing it on the scale same scale as other bigger games. To properly enjoy the game, the player must be familiar with the caveats of RPG Maker games. Most of the game’s drawbacks can be attributed to budgetary constraints or the platform in general. Fortunately, The Pale City is priced very reasonably at $7.99/₹ 299. At that price, you’re getting approximately 10 hours of quality writing with a decent story backed by a unique setting and good world-building. For people wanting to spend these lockdown days playing something thoughtful, The Pale City is a decent choice as long as they don’t mind the generic combat. For others on the fence, keep the game in your wishlist and wait for a sale.
Tuesday - March 24, 2020
The Pale City - Released
The Pale City is a narrative driven dark fantasy RPG that released recently on Steam. The game is currently 25% off until 27th March.
A world where children aren’t born—they crawl out of tunnels in the ground. A lone city, beneath the gaze of a silent god, home to strange cults who eat the dead. The Pale City is the story of a mercenary hired to find the last, most powerful artifact of a sorcerer who disappeared lifetimes ago. But the search pits him against powerful people in hidden places, towards a secret buried somewhere in terrible darkness.
An Unconventional, Character-Driven Narrative:
Written and designed by novelist Kyle Muntz, The Pale City tells the story of one man’s struggle against a merciless world and the emptiness inside himself.
A Handcrafted, Semi-Open World:
Every room has a purpose; every battle has meaning; every step you take tells you more about yourself.
The Price of Survival:
Tense, unforgiving combat that rewards close observation and careful use of skills, where defense is often more important than offense.
The Brutality of Existence:
In a city without heroes, can you bear to see the consequences of your actions?