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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
Vestige of the Past is a relatively unknown game, that nevertheless proves to be a hugely ambitious and interesting article. This is an Unreal Engine 4 project, that has some stunning visuals combined with a very unusual gameplay.
It’s an open world title, where you are exploring an immersive world of alternative presence. This world is vary familiar, but at the same time it feels quite alien. Like in many other survival games, you basically start from zero.
The main environment is actually a city loosely based on Brno (Czech Republic) and its surroundings. This city is not abandoned or filled with zombies. It’s actually got people in it and working businesses (supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants, auto repair shops). You will actually have to work to make money and afford to live here. You can fix cars, or hunt deer, or deliver some packages. You’ll be able to customize your home and office, car and your own character. Plus there will be a captivating story mode, which allows you to unravel the mysteries behind this shady place.
Vestige of the Past is being developed by Fineway Studios. This company worked on a number of titles, including the not so well known Frankenstein: Master of Death. They’ve also done some work for EA, Wargaming, 2K Games. They don’t have a lot of games under their belts, but this new one looks reassuringly good. Plus they promise to add some multiplayer later down the line.
Vestige of the Past is a very unusual take on survival gaming. It’s sort of Kafka meets The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Battlegrounds. Very mysterious, very different game with gorgeous looks. Let’s hope the final version will be just as good as the promises.