Babylon's Fall

Babylon’s Fall by the authors of Bayonetta – on the verge between a flop and bump

We’ve known PlatinumGames studio for a long time for its large releases. The team has launched such titles as Nier Automata and all three Bayonetta titles. Recently, PG has been busy with a new project, dubbed “invisible” on the Internet. The Babylon`s Fall title appeared in the news feed steadily every couple of months. The developers threw in another trailer or screenshots. The announcement was heavily criticized, and PlatinumGames silenced until the next time. But now the vicious circle is finally broken. It became known that the game is finished. What is the essence of the game, is it worth waiting for and why does Babylon’s Fall hated by the Internet? Let’s find out in this article.

Graphics for PS3
Babylon’s Fall is a third-person action game with RPG elements. According to the plot, most of the inhabitants of Babylon disappeared without a trace. Only few survivors get mystical powers thanks to some artifact. Its name is the Sarcophagus of Gideon. And those who possess its power can become lords of the city.

The player’s goal is to conquer the Tower of Babel. Fighting against opponents, the same Chosen Ones, can be done both alone and in teams. Cooperative mode Babylon’s Fall can accommodate up to four people. We will have to resist a new civilization that appeared on the ruins of the old world. Under the ruins lay hidden treasures.The one who first seizes the relic will become the ruler of the new empire.

PlatinumGames promise “authorial combat mechanics”. The player will be able to develop an individual style of battle. Warrior’s skills depend on his equipment. You can take up to four kinds of weapons with you. So the game is built according to the standard scheme. Inexhaustible theme of fantasy Middle Ages multiplied by the elaboration of combat tactics. The finale is great glory, the mysteries of creation, and fanfare.

From the synopsis it is already clear that we should not expect outstanding content. The mediocre storyline could have been smoothed out by cool mechanics and graphics. But even here PlatinumGames made a mess of it. To be more precise, that’s the weakest link of the game. The Babylon’s Fall visuals caused such a flurry of discontent, that the developers had to fix the graphics in a hurry. It did not help much. Users joke that the appearance of the toy is quite holding the bar … If the bar to consider is PS3.

For “new” games heart aches even more than for the sequels of major series. Original ideas have been lacking lately. The market is mostly filled with remasters, DLC and new installments of popular stories. Unfortanutately, they are often failures. But in these there is much more power invested than in standalone stories. And Babylon’s Fall is no exception in this sense.

Going for gold and a fabulous price
Anyway, the other day the developers declared the game finished. It went for gold, and the release date has been finally confirmed. The title will be released on the third of March. It will be available on PC, PS4 and PS5.

The team working on the game is in no hurry to go home. The team is already working on the first patch. It is worth giving PlatinumGames their due. They are very attentive to the gamers’ feedback. The game still has a chance to become something decent. But it is a very small chance.

And even if we’re still two months away from the Babylon’s Fall release, the users are already pretty indignant. And there’s a good reason for that. The game’s publishers, Square Enix, suddenly inflated the price of the game. The price jumped up almost twice, and it happened in most countries. The reasons for such a sudden price increase were not named.

Network users lament that the time of elite gaming has come. A weak project for a high price is a dubious pleasure. And Babylon’s Fall will almost certainly come out mediocre. On the success of NieR or Bayonetta the game can not even dream. And therefore it is better not to take it at full price. Those interested can always wait for discounts.

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