Posts Tagged ‘The Real Texas’

The Real Texas Mashes Up Ultima, Zelda, And, Er, Texas

By Nathan Grayson on June 15th, 2012.

Direct quote from Real Texas' website: 'How did Strange come to be? Will you put things right? Or be stuck here in this purgatory dimension... forever! (*orchestra*)'

Adam first spotted The Real Texas last year, but – to be perfectly honest – I hadn’t heard of it until very, very recently. Conveniently, however, it’s now officially buyable, playable, and possibly edible, so take that, Past Adam. Current Adam is way cooler than you anyway. At any rate, this is exciting news! For those in need of a refresher, The Real Texas looks like the silliest thing, stuffing Zelda-esque dungeon-crawling, Ultima-style progression, and heaping ten-gallon-hat-loads of whimsy into a vision of Texas that’s described as “a Kafka-esque parody stuck halfway between modern-day America and olden-days, RPG England.” Given that I grew up in Texas and learned all my childhood life lessons from RPGs set in olden-days RPG England, uh, sold. Sold forever.

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Texas Stranger: The Real Texas

By Adam Smith on September 2nd, 2011.

He's not in Kansas anymore
There may well be only one epic action RPG you need in the nebulous ‘Coming Soon’ bracket and it speaks for itself.

The Real Texas is an action adventure game that plays like a mashup of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ultima VI. Sam, an ordinary Texas rancher, is on holiday in England when he falls into a blue portal and lands in The Strange Texas.”

A trailer follows. It includes clothes shopping, chickens and a floating eye-cube called Yolanda.

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