Robinson’s Return: Day One – Garry’s Incident

Garry is famous for making the G-man walk like a crab and gurn like a cretin, but that’s not all. He’s also a veteran bush pilot who is about to have the adventure of a lifetime. Probably a different Garry to be fair, but he’s caught my eye and not just because he has a mournful expression and neatly trimmed facial foliage. The description of Day One: Garry’s Incident as first-person survival brings back happy memories of Robinson’s Requiem, and the need to find shelter and food is something I hate in real life (expensive) but love in games. Crafting is also included and, hopefully, a weird medical system that will allow me to place splints on all Garry’s limbs and then die in a puddle. The trailer doesn’t actually show a great deal of surviving but there is an angry, screaming primate.

Wild Games Studio did make a game called Dungeon Gate, which is their only previous PC work as far as I can tell, but as I don’t know much about that game I’m going to assume it’s about the media fallout following a leaked recording of Mitt Romney talking to donors about the torture pit he plans to build beneath the White House. Either that or it’s the sequel to Dungeon Wall.

Day One sounds good when I read the description but the trailer fails to live up to the words. In fact, if I’d seen the trailer before I read the words I probably wouldn’t have bothered to write about it, but as it is when the game comes out next month I may just try it out and see if any of the survival systems are fun to dabble with.


  1. Hoaxfish says:

    He’s probably not Spongebob’s pet snail either

  2. Adekan says:

    Boy does that trailer look make the game look dated. Here’s hoping the gameplay is something special.

    • SuperNashwanPower says:

      Aww come on dude. the video shows that PlayStation 2 is in rude health.

    • f1x says:

      After watching it I felt extremely unimpressed

      And it says powered by unreal engine, like what, unreal 1?

  3. GernauMorat says:

    Oh ye gods first person platforming

  4. OHO says:

    I wonder if this will have… Day One DLC.

  5. Grey Ganado says:

    Angry, screaming primate? I’m sold.

  6. TsunamiWombat says:

    “angry, screaming primate” I think it’s so great Jim Sterling can get acting work now his career is really taking off

  7. Network Crayon says:

    Interesting setting, can’t beat a bit of ancient temple action. The walking animations for the player characters captors are a little dodgy…

  8. Gabbo says:

    Anyone else getting a “Clive Barker’s Undying” vibe from the trailer, or am I alone?

  9. ten_six says:

    I remember Robinson’s Requiem. I think I still have the CD.

  10. stahlwerk says:

    “Happy memories from Robinson’s Requiem”

    So, you haven’t played it, either?

    (I kid, I kid, but having only watched an LP, I got the impression of it being an unfair bastard of a game, with it basically inventing new death states on every corner)

  11. Muzman says:

    The title does evoke some sort of asylum game, where you wake up shackled and a patronising, aging nurse is watching you struggle.
    “I’m very sorry mister Garry, but I’m afraid you’ll just have to stay here for a while after…your incident”

    You are tied up at one point so who knows.

  12. S Jay says:

    I thought you did not cover PS2 games.

  13. jimbonbon says:

    It looks like an eclectic mix of Bioshock, Indiana Jones and Temple Run. Not that this is a bad thing!

  14. MrThingy says:

    I remember seeing preview screenshots for Robinson’s Requiem in CU Amiga or something. It looked amazing. Then it came out. It didn’t look amazing. At all.

    I do miss Silmarils though, always thought Storm Master ( link to ) was begging for a decent remake.

  15. beema says:

    The header image for this post made it look cool, but yeah… that video…
    Maybe it’s just a really crappily produced video? It looks like something I would have been excited about maybe 10 years ago. The music and presentation feel very dated.
    Also, am I seeing this right: you drink from a flask to see magical paths?