Forgotten City is an interesting project that has become more and more exciting during the four-year development period. The game was born as an award-winning Skyrim mod created by Modder Nick Pierce and exploded into its own standalone title. Currently, the game is a month away from its release, and the new trailer outlines the murder mystery assumptions and shows how far it has progressed overall.
The game’s hooks focus on the custom-made protagonist being taken to the secret underground Roman city thousands of years ago. This ancient society is dominated by the mysterious “golden rule” that obliges the masses to undergo a divine cataclysm if only one person sins. Problem: Someone is trying to break that rule. It’s up to you to find out who to save the city from disasters.
Thanks to a mysterious time loop, players constantly relive the last moments of the city before the golden rule is inevitably broken. To locate the culprit, you need to use the information gathered by interacting with the city’s 23 residents to find clues to becoming a murderer soon. Of course, you will also be involved in the personal troubles of the citizens themselves. When you die, you change the course of the event around the next, using the knowledge gained to make another, hopefully better choice.
Forgotten City relies heavily on a choice-driven dialogue system that allows players to use attraction, intimidation, bribes, or other means to extract information from fleshy residents. Combat exists, but you’ll want to rethink about raising your sword to people. Some citizens are more responsive to violence than others. The non-linear story of a forgotten city means that the story can be developed in different ways, which extends to its multiple conclusions.
From the early days as a mod, Modern Storyteller developer Pearce and his team have expanded the scope of the game to include larger, rewritten scripts, new gameplay mechanisms, professional voice acting, orchestral soundtracks, and more. Is equipped with. Based on the trailer, it looks like it’s ready for prime time, and we’re intrigued to see how the final product is measured.
If you’re looking for a murder mystery spin on the Elder Scrolls template, check out The Forgotten City, which will be available on July 28 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Modern Storyteller also plans to bring the game to Switch during the third quarter of 2021.
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