Here we bring you our experience playing the first 40 minutes of the new console adventure game Beyond A Steel Sky.
This is the sequel to the classic adventure Beneath a Steel Sky that came out in 1994. Beyond A Steel Sky presents a dystopian world with a futuristic setting as part of the cyberpunk genre.
Beyond A Steel Sky is already a year old on the Steam market, but the game has received a version for all consoles, both the previous and the new generation of consoles. Its release date is December 7 for Nintendo Switch and December 14 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The continuation of a classic adventure game
Beyond A Steel Sky takes us back to Union City, the same city of the 1994 adventure game, following the same format but with a great adaptation to current times with high definition graphics, 3D modeling, and improved gameplay. In this sequel from Studio Revolution Software, the first seven minutes of the game are presented through comics, the plot of the title where Robert Foster is again the main character.
Unsurprisingly, most of the first forty minutes serve as a tutorial to see the different mechanics offered within the game. You will learn how to move around, how to interact with things, and the different options we have when talking, among other things.
A comic art style
The game features a comic book aesthetic in the modeling of characters and in the environment, which has thicker edges that give it an aesthetic very similar to Borderlands without being exaggerated. Undoubtedly, many will like this style, but many others probably will not.
Likewise, being a 3D adventure game, we should not expect much action throughout the game as is the case in these first 40 minutes. The rest of the game is more focused on the gaming experience and story than action.
If you are a fan of this genre, Beyond A Steel Sky looks like a solid entry. Not only is it a good-looking game, but you will appreciate the leap in quality that has been introduced in the ports of the game for the new generation of consoles.