They Came - They certainly did!
I’ve now spent the past 6 days over the last week doing something out of the usual, somthing ravishing, magnificent. There isn’t any words that can describe the feeling when I playes They Came the first time. I’ll try to explain:
The game intro. The game intro features a magnificent storyteller (not Morgan Freeman) who takes you through the history and the setting of this game. It isn’t only the cartoonish but still real photographs that amuse and enlight me, but the music, the sound, the whole setting of this wonderful piece of movie. It’s way too good for a game like this. Oscara next!
The gamplay. They Came wrestles with the existing gameplay technique. The last technique has been here for several decades, for several periods of ups and downs, but this game revolutionizes the way you play, the way you interact, the way you think. It’s a revolution within the gamplay. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
The history. It’s here the best comes. While the gameplay and the intro are fine, and magnificent, I can’t really describe the feelings I have when I’m playing this game. You meet Anna, a teenage girl, who is living in Ontario. The first half of the game is only used to bond with Anna. You follow her to school, you meet her boyfriends (yes, in the night) and you follow her absolutely everywhere. This forms a bond to Anna and her family, and the whole society around her. You can feel a strange bond to all of the sluts at the school and to all the boys who dumped her.
Suddenly Anna sees a light in the sky. It’s here the action starts to form. The action of shooting, of tactics and of clever thinking. All of these skills are vital when you play a game like this (actually, there are none like this). The action is so intense, it happened more than one time: I went to bed at night with a creepy feeling that I could have done something different, just to kill more aliens. Paralell to this packed story, Anna’s lovelife is still going on. She meets different characters throughout the story, and the choices you make, is affecting how you get along and how you bond with them.
The questions. I’ve just recently finished playing it and I am sitting here with some strange questions:
Who’s her daddy?
Is she really in love with any of the boys and thus are she lesbian?
After this, there’s only one thing I can criticize: Where’s Morgan Freeman in the intro? Otherwise, perfect!
After all of this, I can only say one thing:
I want them to come again!