Seven: The Days Long Gone is out this day

Seven Days Long Gone are otherwise known as "last week"

What the hell is Seven: The Days Long Gone? Is it cyberpunk or technofantasy? Is it an isometric homage to Thief, or an open-world version of Shadow Tactics, or some kind of bug-eyed, zoomed-out Assassin’s Creed? It’s too early in the day (half past twelve in the afternoon) for me to answer these questions with any clarity. But the developers would probably say it’s all of the above. It’s out today if you badly wanted to find out.

You play as a thieving scoundrel, shackled and transported to the prison island of Peh. “From the moment you set foot on Peh,” says the blurb, “the island is open to you…. You are free to explore wherever you please; only security checkpoints, monster-infested areas, and dangerous factions stand in your way!” That means, judging by the trailers, a lot of jumping on rooftops and slinking across sewage pipes.

The studio behind it, Fool’s Theory, include some folks who worked on The Witcher 3, like senior quest designer Jakub Rokosz and composer Marcin Przybyłowicz. That doesn’t guarantee good things but fans of Geralt’s misadventures might be comforted. I’m put off by this Shadowrun style of genre fence-sitting, feeling like they clash more than contrast. Less “sweet and salty” and more “sour and spicy”. But even I’ll admit it at least looks different.

It’s out on Steam , GOG and Humble for about £28.

24 Comments

  1. Eraysor says:

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!

  2. Czrly says:

    What is the point of posting this non-article? It is so entirely devoid of useful information — factual or otherwise — that it seems like an unsubstantiated wail for attention and nothing more. Brendan, RPS, that’s beneath you!

    If you can’t even be bothered to mention what type of game it is — is it turn based? party based? it could be a clicker game for all this article says — then better not to write the article at all until you can be arsed to do it justice.

    This article is right up there with listicles, advertorials and unoriginal re-blogging.

    Personally, I’m pissed because I have been looking forward to this game. Sure, maybe it will turn out to be “genre fence-sitting” junk and my hopes might not be justified. If that is the case, tell me that is the case. Don’t hate on a game with no reason and no effort!

    • Brendan Caldwell says:

      Sorry I’ll describe it now.

      It’s a video game.

    • Dewal says:

      There’s already some articles on this site that describe it a little (and are linked in the article) and this is just the news to warn people that are interested in it that it’s out. Which you should be glad about.

      And maybe, MAYBE they plan to do a WOT about it that would answer all the questions that you ask. But yeah, as we’re not sure, instead of whining you could have just asked :
      “Hey Brendan, I’m really interested by this game, will RPS review it ?”.
      There, not hard ?

      And “listicles”, “advertorials”… seriously ?

    • ludde says:

      I tend to skim a lot on RPS’s announcement type posts.

    • noom says:

      There was “hating” in the article? Did I miss that? Please put the hating back in if you took it out Brendan, I love that type of thing.

  3. Freud says:

    It looks interesting. I’ll keep it on my radar.

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    Don Reba says:

    I already know what’s in the box. Is there any point in playing it?

  5. Jaykera says:

    I’m just waiting for a few reviews and technical feedback but It looks really appealing.

    Senior quest designer from “The witcher 3” ? /drool

    • Crafter says:

      same same.

      The game has been spamming me to preorder it and I have been so so so close to doing it, but waiting for full review instead.

      If it executes well, this will be just my thing.

    • durrbluh says:

      Early reviews seem to be putting it regularly in the 7/10 range, although I did notice one review that doled out a somewhat unforgiving 4/10. Might not be anything to get too excited about, but time will be a better indicator.

  6. Amphetamine says:

    How is Shadowrun genre fence sitting? Turn based tactical RPGs have been around forever. If you’re talking about magic and technology being in the same game then may I draw your attention to both Star Wars and Destiny, in case you happened to have missed them.

    Also Hot & Sour soup is ace.

    • Bing_oh says:

      Wait…this is turn based? The videos don’t make it look turn based. Both the movements and combat looks totally real-time.

    • Aspirant_Fool says:

      I really like Shadowrun, but a big part of its whole deal is taking the rote fantasy faffery staples of elves and dragons and magic and mixing them into a dystopian cyberpunk crime heroes world. Star Wars and Destiny clearly share space in a distinct genre, and only a deliberately obtuse bullet-point comparison would place Shadowrun in with them.

  7. noom says:

    Edited due to missing the reply button above…

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    MajorLag says:

    Given the name and that screenshot looking eerily familiar I thought for sure this was going to be some kind of just-barely-not-infringing FFVII remake.

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