Open-World RPG Afterplace
The way we play RPGs drastically changed over the years. We can say that this popular genre is wonderfully evolving by giving us some insane gameplay and by taking us to some immersive and visually stunning 3D worlds to explore. MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) is a perfect example of how we evolved from the classic hack and slash adventure to an easy point and click RPG system. While we all enjoy the beautiful and almost realistic graphics, the notable downside of modern mobile games is that they are often designed to work simple and fast. This quickly eliminates those hardcore grinding systems and action-packed combat that we used to enjoy from classic RPGs.
The young generation of gamers will never get to experience the remarkable action brought by classic RPGs like Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quests, and more. Luckily, there are still numerous attempts from various indie game developers to recreate classic games and provide us with the same level of experience.
This is what Evan Kice did for his upcoming RPG entitled “Afterplace” which is expected to be released this coming June for both Android and iOS devices. The first trailer was released on his YouTube channel a few weeks ago, providing us a glimpse of what to expect from this seemingly nostalgic RPG. Afterplace has been in development for years with an ambition to create a Zelda-like adventure game. It finally reached its final phase and will be released globally in the next two months.
There are no further details yet about the game’s plot but the official webpage of Afterplace clearly described it as a game of secrets. Evan Kice also tweeted that the game will have numerous cinematic cut-scenes and epic boss battles.
“Things happen in the world, regardless of whether you see them. People move, converse, change, and disappear. Each creature came here for a reason, even if they’ve forgotten it. Caves and tunnels hide the ticking machinations of a world built with a purpose. And the deeper you delve, the more the world begins to break, and the story unravels.”
It should be noted that Afterplace is an open-world RPG that allows players to explore the world in any way they want.
This quickly separates the game from modern mobile RPGs where players have waypoints or specific paths to explore. This feature will not just add freedom but it also adds challenge and thrills because you literally do not know what to expect. You might encounter a dungeon, a village, or even boss monsters along the way.
Game control is also uniquely executed in Afterplace. Instead of having a virtual joypad or those tap-based direction buttons on the screen, the game will have no virtual buttons at all. Your character can move or attack enemies by touching anywhere on the screen. You can also interact with objects or NPCs by simply tapping them. The game will also adapt dynamically to your play-style.
Appearance-wise, there is no best word to describe this game other than being nostalgic. It features Pixel art graphics, a great nod to classic RPGs that we used to enjoy. It also brings some enigmatic and eerie vibes, especially when exploring creepy dungeons and other mysterious hidden places. The game is also accompanied by a retro-inspired piece of music to complete your nostalgic gaming experience.
Based on the initial trailer of the game, Afterplace will also include NPC shops, Dungeon Crawling, multiple maps to explore, epic boss battles, and many more but whoever your main character is and the story behind his epic journey is still a mystery.
Afterplace is set to be released this coming June 2022 for both Android and iOS devices. Kice, however, recently revealed that the game also works perfectly well with a smartwatch. It is not yet open for pre-registration in any of the play stores but you can always visit the official webpage to be updated.
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