Following its successful Kickstater campaign, the Cultic Games developed and 1C Entertainment published horror turn-based RPG Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is set to plunge right onto PC-via Steam on September 26 for $29.99.
Drawing directly from the works of H.P. Lovecraft and with a grotesque hand-drawn visual style to boot, Stygian has players explore a corrupt, bleak, and mysterious world set in the 1920s. Rather than controlling an already-picked-out character, players will create their very own character based on one of eight different archetypes pulled straight from cosmic horror books.
From being an intelligent academic to taking on the role of a mystical occultist — each archetype will bring about their own unique attributes, skills and belief systems. These belief systems, in particular, determine how your characters will cope with the warped reality of the world around them, so we can imagine that the occultist isn’t going to be a happy camper when in a “no magic allowed” zone. This feature alone will present players with an open-ended narrative as players explore about in hopes of finding out what’s going on in the game’s world, the town of Arkham.
Given that this is a horror game, players can be sure to expect to run into many menacing enemies like monstrosities and cultists. Featuring strategic, turn-based combat from a 2D perspective, players will need to use their wit and think of the best ways to take down foes in battles. For instance, one of the challenges is going to be striking a good balance between unleashing physical attacks, that won’t always work well for some creatures, with powerful spellcasting that comes with consequences. Being frightened of lurks around may very well end up being the least of the players’ problems in Stygian.
Go ahead and take a quick plunge into Stygian by checking out the trailer and screenshots below:
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