Left Alive Sneaks Out A New Gameplay Trailer; Early Impressions From Japan

By Sato . February 22, 2019 . 3:00pm

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Square Enix shared a lengthy gameplay video for its upcoming third-person shooter, Left Alive, that takes through the warzone of the war-torn city, Novo Slava, with plenty of stealth action scenes.

 

The video shows us the war-torn city of Novo Slava, where players will be required to use their skills to overcome overwhelming enemy forces. In the video we get to see the motivations of each of the three main characters in different situations.

 

By sneaking your way around the environment, you can also use crafted traps to further avoid confrontation. If sneaking isn’t your style, you can face enemies head-on using powerful weaponry, known as Wanzers. Players will be required to use every option available in order to find the best route to survival.

 

Here are some impressions from this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine on the game [Thanks, Hokanko-Alt]:

 

  • It takes about 20 hours to clear.

 

  • It’s a difficult game that will get you a game over screen if you let your guard down.

 

  • It is practically impossible to power your way through, even on the lowest difficulty.

 

  • The game is challenging and fulfilling, but it is geared towards advanced players of the game.

 

  • It has a severe design that will put you in a difficult position whenever you’re found by enemies, so things can get extremely tense.

 

  • While it requires some patience, strategic thinking pays off.

 

  • The drama is worth checking out.

 

  • The game feels made for those looking for a challenging stealth game.

 

  • Survival is the main focus. While you can sneak around, enemy detection range gets much wider, so it becomes really difficult.

 

  • There aren’t that many save points, so that adds to the difficulty as well.

 

  • Using traps to play defensively can be tough due to difficulty of use.

 

  • The game does a good job at the choice selection parts making you wonder what could happen.

 

  • Thinking of combinations of resources is another strategic element that was enjoyable.

 

  • It might feel rather difficult until you familiarize yourself better with the game, but there’s a wide range of strategic approaches that can vary based on the player.

 

  • It might not be for those looking to get an all-out shooter game, but those who like action games that involve strategizing will enjoy.

 

Left Alive releases for PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 28, 2019. It releases in North America and Europe on March 5, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PC. Check our previous report to hear more from Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa who is working on Left Alive.


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