We have been not too long ago invited for a press occasion in San Francisco to get some hands-on time with Tripwire Interactive’s upcoming shark RPG Maneater, and the sport didn’t disappoint. Maneater performs as if you’re a shark in the course of a actuality TV present, with Chris Parnell (SNL, Rick & Morty) doing voice-overs as a shark skilled.
Be as Dangerous as You Wish to Be
You begin out as a full-grown bull shark and are launched to the fundamentals of gameplay like attacking, leaping, and preventing off people and bigger animals, however finally, you might be caught and killed by Scaly Pete, revealing that you simply have been a mother-to-be. The infant, upon being eliminated, turns into the playable shark and also you’ll need to eat and evolve if you wish to develop as much as be huge and robust. Beginning out as a full-grown shark was a good way to introduce the core gameplay, however being shrunk right down to a child shark (doo-doo da doo-doo) was a maddening expertise. Measurement issues.
As you play by the sport, you possibly can select to be a superb shark or a foul shark, both ignoring people or consuming each one you come throughout. As for me and my fish, people are meals, not mates, and I ate all of them. In fact, this implies I ended up with a bounty on my head and finally bounty hunters got here after me. Very similar to a Grand Theft Auto sport, how you might be handled by legislation enforcement depends upon the way you deal with people normally. Ignore them and simply go about your shark enterprise and so they’ll depart you alone, begin consuming them and so they’ll be coming after you. The extra people you eat, the upper your bounty. the upper the bounty, the harder the hunters turn into.
You Are an Evolving Shark
As soon as you are taking over the newborn shark, you’ll have to begin consuming your approach again as much as being a full-grown shark. The primary mission I had was to eradicate an space of catfish by consuming them. Seems that muskies additionally love consuming these catfish and so they weren’t too proud of a shark coming in and consuming all their meals. Being a child shark means these muskies have been bigger, and within the water, measurement issues. There are additionally apex predators which can be significantly bigger and these are greatest handled as soon as your shark has grown up a bit. Child shark will find yourself lifeless if it takes on greater than it may well chew.
As you eat and full missions, you’ll rank up and have the ability to evolve in certainly one of your grottos. These are protected havens which can be additionally save and quick journey factors and are the one place you possibly can enhance your shark. There are two essential areas of shark evolution within the sport, inner and exterior. Inside evolutions embrace issues like your built-in sonar which turns out to be useful when on the lookout for one thing to eat. Exterior evolutions can provide you physique armor and even make you electrical. I didn’t get to dive into that space so I can solely converse from watching movies, but it surely seems to be fairly rattling cool.
Maneater is about to launch Might 22 and is shaping as much as be a fun-filled sport. I performed on a PS4 Professional on a 32″ 4K monitor and the sport regarded unimaginable. The graphics have been sharp and easy and the animations have been downright lethal. If this sport isn’t in your sonar, it must be.
These bounty hunters are gonna want a much bigger boat!