In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for me to find enough new games that really interest me. Many of my favorite series have since ended or update quite rarely. Plus, I have grown far pickier over how I spend my money. To continue my quest for new and interesting games, I have been turning more or more frequently to indie games, for they seem to spawn a good deal of fresh and new ideas, a concept big developers seem to be struggling with as of late. As I researched intriguing upcoming or recent indie games, the first one that really caught my eye was Ghost of a Tale.
First of all, I am grateful they didn’t take the easy path and call this game Ghost of a Tail. Because I think most people making a game about a mouse would have. Oh, right, did I not mention this already? You play as a mouse. The trailer shows our hero Tilo navigating a dungeon and avoiding the rat guards. It is described as an RPG with stealth elements, and stealth shows up several times during the trailer in the form of hiding from the guards or even sneakier tactics, such as rolling barrels down onto their heads. (That’s actually how I spent my early hours with Breath of the Wild.)
Video from Youtube User: GOG.com
While the thought of controlling a wee mouse hero was what originally piqued my interest, what really held it is this game’s serious Redwall-vibe. I’m not the only person who has pointed this out, and it’s clearly an intentional element, as the game’s creator Lionel Gallat (from DreamWorks and Universal Studios, need I say more?) was indeed inspired by Brian Jacques’ wonderful series. I grew up with the Redwall books, which, in case you’re not familiar, was a series inhabited entirely of talking animals and which revolved around their many adventures. I loved those books, and to see it practically brought to life in a game is really cool. Apparently this game’s world includes various animal kingdoms, as well. Mice and rats, of course, but also frogs, spiders, badgers, and so on. Furthermore, the story I read about on the game’s Wikipedia article tells of a mystery surrounding the true events of what really happened hundreds of years ago involving a sinister force with the power to raise the dead. Yikes!
As far as further thoughts on the game go, the graphics look really nice, and I like the art style, as well. Tilo himself is adorable, and the rats are sufficiently menacing. I do hope the game doesn’t only take place within a dungeon, though I did see a few seconds of an outdoor scene within the courtyard of a castle (the above screenshot looks promising, as well), so perhaps Tilo does indeed get his fair share of time outside. Those graphics really are gorgeous, and I want the game to make full use of them! Other than that, the game looks like it has the potential to be a pretty unique experience, and it should hopefully feature an interesting story. There is currently no release date set for this game, but it’s certainly something I plan to keep an eye on. When it does become available, it should be released for the PC, PS4, and XBox One.
What about you, dear readers? Does this game look interesting to you? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
There Better Be Ducks in This Game…Redwall Certainly Left Us Out…
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