As soon as I began to play the original GOW I realized that there was something about the game’s blend of action and tactics that set it apart from all other games in the genre. Over the years I’ve beaten both GOW campaigns with a wide various friends, family, and strangers, and still find the experience to be deeply satisfying. While some of the systems introduced in the original GOW were still in their relative infancy, the overall Gears experience was always spectacular. After playing a lot of Gears 3 over the past week I can honestly say that the Gears 1 and 2 were just an appitizer for the feast that is Gears of War 3.
Heads up Metroidvania fans, Boston’s Suppressive Fire Games is currently hard at work on Blood Alloy, a rad looking platformer with a cybernetic female protagonist (yes!). Blood Alloy is currently being developed by a few former developers from Harmonix and a brain trust of designers from all over the cosmos. Lead Designer Frank Wash states “Blood Alloy’s combat is defined by the application of Dark Soul’s stamina-based combat mechanics to gunplay. Discharging your weapon, blocking attacks with your hardlight shield, dodging, and using special abilities all consume your ever-replenishing cybernetic energy reserves. It is up to you whether you want to play aggressively, evasively, or defensively. ” Cool right?
While there are a ton of platformers to choose from, Suppressive Fire is attempting to integrate a branching story-line (ala Mass Effect) and multiple endings to Blood Alloy, making the game really stand out. Blood Alloy currently has a Kickstarter campaign with a ton of great rewards and plenty of time left, be sure to drop by [HERE] and lend your support. There are some pretty incredible high tier rewards for backers including mini-boss design and 8 bit character portraits. I always wondered what I’d look like in 8-bit… hmmm (checks wallet). While you’re browsing their kickstarter campaign, make sure you check out the tracks by Goncalo “Shiryu” Lopes which are incredibly well done – (scroll down and check out 500 Klicks to Algarve).
We love what we’ve seen so far of Blood Alloy and can’t wait to see the completed game come together. In a world littered with throwback-platformers, Blood Alloy is cybernetically-augmented with creativity.
Be sure to follow Suppressive Fire on their Twitter account [HERE].