Souls-like is a term that gets thrown around a lot, having become its own genre since FromSoftware’s Dark Souls franchise took off in popularity. Now, it’s practically impossible for players on any platform to not run into a Souls-like game when looking through a marketplace’s catalog. It’s a descriptor that some have grown tired of, but John Warner, the CEO of indie developer Over The Moon, isn’t afraid of embracing it for his studio’s next title, The Last Hero of Nostalgaia.
Over The Moon isn’t a fledgling studio, having two games under its belt already. Founded in 2013, the developer released The Fall in 2014, with a sequel coming out in 2018. The duo are narrative-heavy titles, with Warner describing the latter as a “cerebral experience” in an interview with GameSpot. The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a step away from that heaviness for the studio, with Warner saying that he instead wanted to make something that was more “viscerally fun.”
“I am less and less interested in doing that level of intensity,” Warner told GameSpot. “I think that a really good story and interesting narrative ideas should be layered, so there’s something accessible and fun that you can pick up and play with.”
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