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Has anyone here played Megaton Rainfall?
Sat Nov 25, 2017 06:12

I thought I'd come by and recommend this recent game, because, like Damocles did when it was new, it has an unprecedented freedom of movement.

The main plot is that you're a superhero from another dimension and you need to defend Earth from the attack of alien invaders inspired by Independence Day and War of the Worlds.
At the beginning of the game you can already freely fly around a procedurally generated Earth, and the more missions you complete, the more powers you get. The potentiality of the game becomes apparent when you get the power of superluminal flight, because it enables you to explore a procedurally generated universe comprising lots of galaxies, each made out of lots of stars, each with planets orbiting it, each with its own geography and deformable terrain.

A possible downside of the game is that it adopts a creationist philosphy and the strong anthropic principle: in the first phases, you are explicitly told that the universe is the product of an intelligent creator and that all the empty space and uninhabited planets were absolutely necessary to allow humans to exist, but honestly... I don't care. Fortunately, it never tells you that you're going to hell unless you actually believe that about the real universe, and the end result is a sight to behold.

The game is available for PS4 (with PSVR support) and PC: I play the PC version, and I use ReShade (with the SuperDepth3D.fx shader) to generate stereoscopic views, which I view through my HMZ-T1 head-mounted display. I'd give it a 7 out of 10, because the graphics could be more detailed, but overall I'm satisfied with it.

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