Screenshot from Red Riding Hood
Jeff Cork over at GameInformer has a nice preview of Grimm along with a quick Q&A session where myself and Ken Wong answer a few questions. A preview of the preview article:
Playing as a horrible little dwarf named Grimm, players run around a fairy-tale land and ruin everything in their wake. Wherever Grimm goes, plants die, buildings crumble and horrible things happen to children. (Itâ€™s going for a solid M, despite the candy-coated visuals.) The game was first described to us as being like Katamari Damacy in a sitcom format. After playing through the first episode, that description actually made sense. As he runs around areas, Grimm is blocked by gates. To open those gates, he has to create a specific amount of nastiness around him. As he essentially repaints levels by walking past things, the meter increases, eventually to the point where he can pass those pesky gates.
This morning I woke to find my inbox filled with the news of several very positive previews. It seems that across the gaming media Episode 1 is being played and receiving a warm response. I’ll admit, before I started reading these previews I was afraid the world might not accept this grumpy dwarf known as “Grimm” or his unique style of “make stuff dark” game play. I’m happy to see that my worries were unfounded. At least with the preview writers.
Next up: You, the audience!
Click here for GameInformer Preview
Click here for Ars Technica Preview
Grimm on the 1up frontpage
Friday the 13th is an appropriate day for the 1st-ever preview of “Grimm” to be released. Head over to 1up.com to read the preview, check out new screenshots, and best of all – see game play videos! The preview takes a look at an episode based on “The Boy Who Went Forth to Learn what Fear Was”, otherwise known as “BoyFear” (to us working on the episode anyway).
Overall the response is positive, with some concern raised about re-playability over the course of 23 episodes. To that concern, our response is: Episodes will evolve and improve over time – and we’re even able to work user comments into future episodes. So, if you see something you don’t like or want more of – let us know!
In other great news today, the guys over at Destructoid love the Grimm intro song. And apparently in spite of themselves and despite their dislike of all things “American McGee”. Way to go Grimm! Btw, the intro song was written by RJ Berg, and is sung by Roger Jackson (the voice of Grimm), with music supplied by our internal composer, Jason Tai. Just wait will you hear Grimm’s rendition of “Singing in the Rain” under a downpour of blood!
1up article here.