Mounted digicam angles. Clunky animations. Clues written in a lined pocket book. Transferring block puzzles. Oh sure, I am undoubtedly getting early 2000s 3D journey recreation vibes from Damaged Items, which confirmed up with a brand new trailer on the IGN Expo on Friday.
Then, in direction of the top, the “psychological thriller” components confirmed up with trippy floating rocks and what seems like a cloud monster attacking our very regular protagonist. After that it is proper again to fixing a fuse field puzzle—Damaged Items is most undoubtedly an journey recreation the place issues will, in some unspecified time in the future, get bizarre.
Here is the pitch from Steam: “The sport immerses you within the sneakers of Elise, a girl in her thirties residing within the village of Saint-Exil positioned in an imaginary area paying homage to Brittany. Following an unexplained paranormal phenomenon, Elise is caught, alone, in a time loop that inevitably forces her to relive the identical day time and again. Your investigation begins right here…”
Mounted digicam angles paying homage to Silent Hill are literally a part of the pitch, in addition to a “distinctive fight system” that, so far as I can inform, quantities to standing nonetheless and taking pictures at cloud monsters that slowly stroll in direction of you. That exact little bit of Damaged Items would not look so sizzling, although the builders do say on Steam that it is early and growth and nonetheless options placeholder animations. I do just like the sound of 1 different characteristic, which is revisiting areas of the sport because the climate modifications. Love snowfall, particularly if it alters the world not directly.
Damaged Items will likely be out on each PC and consoles in Q2, 2022.