Do Your Binary Domain Teammates Really Trust You?

By Spencer . August 17, 2011 . 6:01pm


Not your online pals, the computer controlled teammates that travel with Dan in the game’s story mode. Similar to Luminous Arc and other story heavy RPGs, party team bonding is a key mechanic in Binary Domain.


While you’re shooting robots, your team members may ask if they can flank an enemy or back you up. Sometimes your squad will have different opinions on how to complete a task, forcing players to favor one member over another. The way you respond affects an in-game trust statistic. Your digital teammates also form an opinion of Dan by the way you complete missions. Do you stick to the book? Take risks? Cower under cover? All of those actions are collected into what Sega calls the Consequence System, which changes the way Binary Domain plays. Instead of text boxes or set decision points, your teammates are always judging whether you’re being a jerk or not.


Binary Domain has players actually talk to the characters through a headset. The game recognizes six language, English and Japanese being two of them.


Binary Domain will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 7.

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  • M’iau M’iaut

    So will said digital characters call you a n00b or g*y when u ‘steal’ their kills?

    • mikanko

      They will blame lag and call hacks.

  • PrinceHeir

    i wonder if this could be a ME2 squad style??? :P

  • Shinji Kazuya

    Sweet Jesus! So many great games! > <

  • WyattEpp

    Automatic Speech Recognition has come a long way.. I wonder what method they’ve decided to use here (and how it’s been trained.)

  • glemtvapen

    *After building you team’s hard-earned trust, you reach a certain point in the game that reveals that “you” are a robot. Boom! You’re teammates automagically hates you and tries to kill you. All that time earning their trust, gone in a second. Now you are given a choice to sacrifice yourself for the team or kill them to survive.*

    I want this scenario to happen. Do it Sega. 

  • This is game is starting to feel like a cross between Vanquish and Mass Effect, I can even see similarites between the main hero here and Commander Shepard. I’m sold!

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