Not too long ago we all were treated to some of the first gameplay for Inner Chains and we were able to see just how weird the world that Telepaths' Tree has built for the game. It was rather lackluster and such as it was still using a lot of placeholder animations and audio just so they could show things off. Now we get to see what happens when IMGN.PRO commissions a true gameplay video for Inner Chains and we get a better look at just how the game should run when all is said and done. Or at least how it is running currently as there is still no date when we will get to experience it for ourselves on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. At least it is something for now.
As I mentioned before, Inner Chains originally looked more or less like a creepy walking simulator through an extremely messed up world. It looks like that has all been ditched as this new trailer throws us right into the middle of the action and to see how crazy some of the combat could be; all depending on how we play. We also have a much better look at the weird way that the human life has evolved on this weird world as they are all more biomechanical than before when they looked like emaciated husks of men. That is at least how they all looked before we had a better description for Inner Chains and now this new gameplay video to look at. Have a look and be the judge again.
Inner Chains — Gameplay Trailer
One does not get to set the rules in the world of Inner Chains. Humankind is just a small part of a hostile universe. Want to survive? Discover its secrets.
A planet in the distant future. A rock floating in space that is no longer what it had once been. Without human interference, nature has been adapting to the new conditions, reclaiming what was once taken away. In its pursuit of perfection, it began to assimilate with the abandoned technology giving life to biomechanical beings.
Left to its own devices, man-made technology has also changed as it tried to adjust to the new environment. A strong symbiosis soon developed between technology and nature. It became difficult to determine what is alive and what is mechanical in the world of Inner Chains.
After several million years of biomechanical evolution, mankind once again became an important part of the ecosystem. However, it hasn’t regained an advanced stage of development. As a result, the human race, oblivious to its own history, cannot fully comprehend or control the powerful technology at its disposal. The people living in the world of Inner Chains take this situation for granted and focus on using the planet’s resources to their advantage. There is also something that has not changed through the millennia: humans are still subject to basic social issues such as faith, dominance, oppression and manipulation. This led to the emergence of multiple castes, and, in consequence, to the supremacy of one particular group. They had discovered these mechanisms first, learned how to use them well that helped them rise to power. Others had to submit.
As one of the inhabitants of this world, your head is filled with the teachings of the Ruling Caste. Your only goal is to get to a mythical place called the Last Hope and leave this degenerated, dying planet once and for all. You embark on your journey full of fanatical zeal, but soon it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems in this strange world. You have to fight for survival, face hostile fauna and flora, and overcome your own weaknesses. You need to stay observant to your surroundings and explore the secrets of the game’s world. Your survival depends entirely on your watchfulness, logical judgment, quick reflexes, accuracy and the ability to use the environment to your advantage.
I will say that Inner Chains is starting to look a lot more like a generic fast-paced FPS title than what we had before. At least based off of all of this here. If Telepaths' Tree blends the two perfectly, it looks like it could be one of those games that blows everyone's minds between the horror and fast pace shooting. Generally not the best of combinations, but we'll just have to wait and see how Inner Chains pans out now won't we? Hopefully not too much longer and hopefully we'll get a release date soon seeing as of this writing there is still nothing even etched in sandstone.
Does all of this put Inner Chains on your radar now or will you still need more to convince you to give it the time of day? Do you think that the game will be all action and the first showing was just a level walk-through or will there be some kind of blending between it all? How weird do you think the weapons will get in the game or have we seen the tip of the top for them all? Let us know down in the comments and discuss. As we learn more for Inner Chains, we will be here to educate you just the same. With any luck this won't be far off, but none the less, stay right here on the site so you are up to date on every little bit.