Inside Xbox 2020 was proven to the world solely yesterday, providing us all a glimpse into the way forward for Xbox and the brand new Xbox Series X console. It’s honest to say that whereas the presentation wasn’t in any respect dangerous, it was slightly underwhelming, with one of many key video games being proven off being a pointy, attractive shooter that was apparently made by just one man: a sport referred to as Bright Memory: Infinite.
Though, when you’ve had your ear to the bottom lately, and you’ve got been studying Pocket Gamer, then you definately’ll already know all about Bright Memory as a result of you possibly can already purchase and play it proper now on mobile units.
So, why wait an unsure period of time to leap into the subsequent technology of gaming? Pull out your mobile system and look within the Google Play Store or App Store for Bright Memory, which as of the time of writing, prices solely 0.99GBP. Not dangerous in any respect…
Next-gen, within the palm of your hand
Bright Memory is a beautiful FPS set in a fantasy land. You’ll be taking pictures down a wide range of demonic monsters and armoured footsoldiers whereas dashing across the levels at excessive pace, and having fun with a good bit of dynamic platforming.
If you’ve got seen the Inside Xbox stream or the newest trailer for Bright Memory: Infinite, then you definately already know what this sport guarantees. It seems attractive and visceral, which is why it turned one of many standouts of the present.
The query is, how does all of it look and play on a mobile system? Well, truthfully, the reply to that query is pretty blended.
In equity, this can be a attractive mobile sport. Bright Memory will push your system to its limits, and my “gaming phone” heated up in a manner that no different sport has actually managed earlier than. Environments are wealthy and detailed, past what you’d count on from most mobile shooters – although some mobile video games can definitely give this title a run for its cash.
The controls are one other situation. They’re not all the time probably the most correct, together with your gun refusing to cease firing even after you elevate your thumb off of the display screen. For probably the most half although, they work, however you will need to admit that there are lots of different mobile shooters that do a greater job of translating a conventional management scheme to mobile contact screens.
Though, that is additionally one of many extra bold controls for a shooter on mobile. You do not simply slowly transfer by levels, you’ve gotten an extremely quick sprint transfer which can be utilized both to traverse quickly or dodge enemy assaults, along with an EMP assault, and a sword which can be utilized to ship out lethal long-ranged assaults. In its greatest moments, Bright Memory feels rather a lot like Shadow Warrior 2, and that’s no dangerous factor.
Next-gen, proper now
There is a small, um, main, downside with Bright Memory Mobile that may be instantly apparent. Essentially, regardless of being a paid sport, Bright Memory Mobile is barely a tiny slice of the complete sport – principally a protracted demo containing a number of missions.
You will not discover any story conclusions right here – although on this model of the sport you may battle to know some uncommon localisation selections, and never have the ability to hold observe of the story anyway. Flying Snake? That’s a dragon, bro.
But after all, there’s a method to play the complete sport now. You can discover Bright Memory on Steam, because the developer sees PC as the first platform, and now I suppose additionally it is Xbox Series X. Bright Memory on Steam options the entire fancy graphics that you simply noticed within the Inside Xbox stream, so long as you’ve gotten a PC able to working them.
And along with that, Steam gamers who purchase the sport now will nonetheless obtain the Bright Memory: Infinite replace when it launches. Not dangerous in any respect! Especially because the asking worth for the Steam model is barely 7.19GBP as of the time of writing – who is aware of how lengthy that discount will final for, however I’m prepared to guess it will not be that low cost on Xbox Series X when it launches.
It is slightly odd that Microsoft would exhibit a sport which has already been launched as one among their lead titles for their first Xbox Series X showcase, however Bright Memory: Infinite is a reasonably good sport on mobile, which has the potential to be an unbelievable one on PC and Xbox Series X.