Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a game which the critics consider to be one of the most anticipated games of 2014. The whole plot and storylines are pretty much in development, but the excitement and curiosity are already fueled by the teasing phrases “This story begins with the end of the world”.
The odd thing here is, most apocalyptic story settings normally take place in a futuristic and technological environment. This one takes place in a 1984 themed British rural village of Shropshire.
Now why did the developers choose that setting?
They seem to want to inflict a helpless condition to the players of this game. What would happen if the world ends and you are left alone with no cellphone, no social media, no internet and no means of communication to check if there is still any human being around. The fear of not knowing what to do next in a remote and secluded environment will surely keep the player searching and be hooked all throughout the game.
Bleak-toned imageries like the solar eclipse and abandoned houses with TV?s left turned on without anyone watching it comprise the superficial elements the player will be investigating. It is a set up for some bigger discoveries of the player, if he?s willing to move on in the game, as well as the puzzles that need unlocking. The unpopulated setting and strange elements like a large ball of light will surely keep you hanging for surprises that may come along the way.
There?s not much ?detailed revelations for this game anywhere else and I guess it?s the developers? technique to keep everyone teased until the game is published and released. Most game analysts commented on social media that the 2014 goal for this Sony PS4 exclusive game is highly unlikely. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture was supposed to have been announced for Microsoft Windows but will now be exclusively released for Sony PlayStation 4 most probably in Q1 of 2015. Not much talk going on if the game will be released on PC?s with its succeeding offerings.
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