Exuberant Adventuring In The Last Shore Trailer

I like the exuberance of the run animation in The Last Shore [official site]. If my home were threatened by gods and I needed a hero to adventure around, running and sailing and murdering, I’d want them to have this sort of infectious energy. Here, come watch this new trailer and you’ll see what I mean. It all looks a bit Legend of Zelda-y to me. The game’s not due out until later this year but look, on a grey Monday morning I need the inspiration of someone who’s facing destruction but still puts on a nice dress and seems to have a gay old time.

The Last Shore’s an explore-o-action-adventure about a girl whose home the gods are, for whatever reason, about to destroy. Who even knows with that lot? So off she goes adventuring, collecting artifacts, killing monsters, and uncovering secrets.

It sounds like developers Pulpo Games are still pinning down quite how free-roaming it’ll be. “It’s definitely story/plot driven, but you have a lot of freedom when sailing around the world and picking where you will explore next. There has been a lot of experimentation with how firm the direction to the player is, and that will probably continue…” comments one on its Steam Greenlight page.

All things being well, Pulpo plan to release it “later this year”. Trailer:

11 Comments

  1. NinjaOxygen says:

    Reminds me somewhat of Ultima VIII. If it goes that direction I’ll be on it in a heartbeat. Anyone have suggestions for modern Ultima-VIII-alikes?

    • Niko says:

      Tenebrae is one of my favourite fictional towns. Sadly, I don’t know any modern Ultima VIII-alikes.

  2. guygodbois00 says:

    “… to have a gay old
    time.” But, exuberantly, surely?

  3. Monggerel says:

    Hope this aint just another “collect 10 god asses” quest.

  4. The_invalid says:

    Hey, I have no clue about the gameplay, but the graphics and animations are utterly flipping charming. A little janky, sure, but it almost adds to the charm!

  5. rexx.sabotage says:

    someone who’s facing destruction but still puts on a nice dress and seems to have a gay old time.

    so, your run-of-the-mill Burning Man attendee?

  6. deadly.by.design says:

    Zelda goes on a King’s Quest whilst wearing a sun dress.

  7. Hex says:

    That running animation is exhausting to watch.

  8. draglikepull says:

    I like the art style, but the animations look . . . off. Like they’re missing frames and physics.

  9. PancakeWizard says:

    Strange avatar choice. She seems very at odds with the world around here. I feel like she should be wearing leather armour or something, rather than a summer dress.

    • April March says:

      The switch from prancing to murdering is indeed quite jarring, but I like it.