And With This Trailer, Yiik Has Become One Of My Most Anticipated Titles Of 2015.

And with this trailer, Yiik has become one of my most anticipated titles of 2015.

From the YouTube description:

YIIK is a Colourful 3D JRPG set in the 1990s, about eight strangers, a mysterious woman who vanishes in an elevator, and weaponised Panda plashes.*When recent college graduate Alex Eggleston returns home from college, he finds adult life to be filled with mystery, strange friends from the internet, and other worlds that exist just out of sight.After following a hideous cat into an ordinary old building, Alex's life takes a series of strange turns that leads him to www.onism1999.com, an English-language imageboard website.

On this strange site users post anonymously, on the topic of conspiracies, disappearances, the occult, and otherworldly happenings.Alex finds a terrifying and surreal video of a woman he had previously met in the old building.The footage is simple. A young woman in business attire gets on an elevator, she presses the button for the 18th floor. The elevator doors shut. She looks around, as if talking to someone. She then presses another button, and then another… until every floor has been selected. She starts laughing, and is lifted from the floor, violently slamming into the walls.The elevator comes to a stop, and the doors open. A bright light floods the camera, and she is pulled out of the elevator.Alex, and a group of ONISM1999 users begin to research the video, and the adventure of YIIK begins.

In YIIK, journey across an expansive flat-shaded wonderland, rife with with intricate puzzles, fast paced turn based 8 party-member battles, cat tossing, panda dropping, ladder throwing action.*Batteries not included*

And yes. The Mother influence is real.


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    And with this trailer, Yiik has become one of my most anticipated titles of 2015.

    I feel like I must have watched a different trailer, because I find myself particularly "meh?" with a little bit of a headache from the "music"

      Aww, bit harsh! I've been following this for a long time and it is absolutely a project filled with passion and love for the offbeat and unusual, I think it looks all the more interesting for it. Not going to be everyone's taste though of course

        Yeah, very much accounting for personal tastes. And that's not to say I wouldn't enjoy it, quirky RPGs tend to be enjoyable in my realm, just solely on that trailer...? Nope.

        I guess what I'm trying to get at is I think it's a poor trailer, regardless of the game. It doesn't do a very good job of selling the product or garnering [my] interest.

      While watching that I had this exact same thought.

    The description interested me more than the trailer which seemed a little all over the place and didn't make any point. I did see something that looked like the Wheel of Fate combat mechanic from Shadow Hearts so my interest is piqued. It's going to be interesting to see whether it pulls off the surreal and abstract nature well or turns into randomness for randomness' sake.

    So it's a hipster final fantasy?

      Hipster Fantasy?

      *James throws hot steaming forest friendly brew at corporate america* -10hit points
      *Bearded one summons 'typewriter' and writes angry comments on paper that no one will read* -10 intelligence points.

      I'll show myself out.

        Quiet ponderer forgets to take keys, phone and wallet out of skinny jeans before sitting down and sits on a testicle. -10hp

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