They - hands-on

Who are these untouchable entities and why are they attacking? That’s the real mystery of They. And the key to unraveling the connection between the orange specters and their army of machines seems to be a young child who appears to you in visions throughout the game. The creepy and surprisingly articulate tyke speaks in riddles and suggests that there’s a lot more going on behind this seemingly straight forward invasion. We’ve been told that he’s not like Alma, but as far as plot devices go he does seem quite similar doesn’t he?

With a tweaked out gun fit for Ripley, specters that seem inspired by H.R. Giger, and a mysterious boy who’s totally not Alma, They may not be the most original game we’ve seen lately, but it’s borrowing from all the right places and looks quite promising on the whole. They is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2009 and plans are in the works for releases on the PC, 360 and PS3. We’ll keep you updated as more news on its progress rolls in. In the meantime, click here for the latest screenshots of this upcoming shooter.

Apr 28, 2008