For those of us who have been into gaming for a long time, we know what RPGs are all about. After all, RPGs make up a major portion of the gaming world today and are as popular as ever with players who wish to define themselves in the game through their choices and their identity. They are simply one of the most important genres in gaming out there and creating a good RPG game takes a lot out of the developer, especially when it is done at a large scale, due to the sheer complexity of the game. And that is the reason that it took us by surprise when Chinese developer Game Science announced Black Myth: Wukong.
If this is the first that you have ever heard of the game, I don’t blame you. That is because this is a game that is still something of a dream for many and is not in the popular media yet. However, for those of us who do know about the game, our surprise and shock know no bounds. This is because it is not very often that we get to see a decent RPG game in the market, and that too from an indie developer like Game Science. I have personally played a lot of RPGs, and I really feel that sometimes, when the game has a bigger scope, it is best to leave it up to a bigger team that can handle big workloads. However, it seems that the people over at Game Science are here to prove me wrong.
I’m sure that you’re intrigued about the game itself too. So without much further ado, let us get right into it.
Black Myth Wukong: About The Game
When we talk about Black Myth: Wukong, it is tough not to talk about China. That is because the game is an RPG that is based around the legend of Sun Wukong, who is a popular character in Chinese folklore and is considered to be legendary by many. It is said that he had the ability to change his shape and shift into various forms, along with a good sense of strength and agility. The game itself is based on the book “Journey to the West” and so it is touted that the game is going to have a legendary story that will be loved by many.
Personally, I’m not invested in Chinese folklore, but from what I have heard about this game, things are looking really good and this game seems like a good play on the legend of the folklore. It seems authentic and true to the story, and the way that the game has been showcased so far is nothing short of amazing. The big thing was that the game came unannounced as the trailer was revealed in 2020 because no one expected it.
I think that the game itself is going to be quite good from what we can see in the new gameplay trailer. It looks like a proper RPG with combat similar to Dark Souls. That would surely make for a rather thrilling experience as you experience new enemies and take them on using your strengths and abilities. Pair that with the breathtaking graphics that we can see in the trailer, and you have got yourself a clear winner. There is simply no doubt about the game when it comes to its technical abilities.
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Black Myth Wukong: Release
Now, this is one part where we are at a severe lack of information. Since the beginning, Black Myth: Wukong has been very dicey about everything. The game studio simply dropped the trailer for the game back in 2020 without any prior announcement and it was just mind-blowing. After that, the gameplay trailer has been revealed just some time ago now. It is looking to be one of the best games from a technical point of view and there is a lot to work on here. However, that also means more work for the developers.
As such, the game company has not revealed any release date for the game. Game Science has announced that they will release the game when they feel that it is ready and up to the standards that the company has set for itself. I personally think that it is a really good strategy to follow after the botched release of Cyberpunk. The game is expected to be released for all the major platforms at the time including the PC. However, do not expect the last generation consoles to get it.
Black Myth Wukong: Final Words
Black Myth: Wukong seems to be just the right type of game for an indie studio that is looking to make it big in the market. The game has taken inspiration from many other successful games and tried to adapt its own atmosphere. However, that works really well in its favor. So that is not an issue at all. Rather, it is a strength.
You may check out the game trailer here:
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