Returnal is cool as hell, but it’s something you should see and hear for yourself. And since I’m allowed to show off *checks notes* a chunk from the opening, you might as well find out if that experience is for you.
It’s more important than ever these days to get a gauge on whether you should drop $100-plus on new releases. I’ve really liked Returnal so far, but I can totally understand why people might be reluctant. Going from $69 or $79 for new video games to $108 or more (as was the case with Demon’s Souls) is a lot to swallow. So it’s worth testing the waters before jumping in, and this afternoon we’ll do that for you with Returnal.
Obviously, we can’t show off too much of the game ahead of its release. But before the game drops on April 30, I can livestream gameplay from the first couple of areas.
The livestream has finished, but you can rewatch all of the action below. It covers how the initial system works, how much the game is a roguelike versus a bullet hell shooter and more, what the differences you’ll see from run to run are, how procedural the actual level generation is, and what to expect from the first hour. You can follow along below or directly through our Twitch channel. You can find the live chat underneath the embed as well.
You can join our Aussie Discord server too! We’ve got a lovely little community going, and you can ping myself or Leah any questions, or hang out with the other TAYbies. Lot of adorable folk hanging out there.