There's always a line. And if you cross it, things can just get "too crazy."
Shadows of the Damned , the dark action thriller from masterminds Shinji Mikami and Suda51, will boast plenty of outlandish, freaky imagery and an insanely visceral atmosphere. In terms of gameplay, there may be a few interesting tweaks on convention but Suda51 told NowGamer that overall, this game won't be "too over-the-top."
"We question constantly whether it’s revolutionary or not and we always talk about new ideas when they come around with everyone, including EA. We don’t want to be too out there, but we have to strive to make it unique and that’s a good balance to aim for. EA has been really understanding of what we want to do as we’ve been working together."
But even if it won't cross that aforementioned line, Suda51 did say the game just got weirder as time went on. He said the project wasn't as "crazy" as it was when they first started, and EA didn't expect something quite so loopy, either. Apparently, though, it's about walking a fine line between hellish raucousness and accessible action.
At the very least, that all-star development cast automatically means Shadow of the Damned is worth a look when it arrives in June.
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