Meet the only person who maintains the action RPG Babylonian Fall

A picture of the fall of Babylon depicting a lonely figure staring at an obelisk-like building in front of him.

The fall of Babylon, a problematic action RPG with live services from the lights of the Platinum Games action games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and lukewarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on the PC last week. They then revealed themselves on Twitter VGC reported a shocking number of players along the way Steam Charts data. It turned out to be Gfinity journalist Dashiell Wood, who said The fall of Babylon is a “smaller but charming” game he he hopes to convince friends to play with him.

The fall of Babylon it dropped out on March 3 for PC and PlayStation consoles, but was quickly condemned by critics for its ugly textures, bland hack-and-slash fights, and uninspired gaming. Our own Ethan Gach marked it new worst game for PS5and Steam players torn to pieces in numerous user reviews. The odds of the game looked so awful that, about two weeks after it came out, Square Enix had to publish a statement promising The fall of Babylon it was not a dead game although the number of concurrent players continued to decline. But while people left the latest Square RPG for the robbery, Wood said my box via Twitter DM messages he finds The fall of Babylon “Interesting” despite its flaws.

“There’s a real charm of outsiders in this whole experience,” Wood said. “It’s a platinum game of course and I’ve always been a big fan of their work. IN The fall of Babylon, you can see a lot of their features. Fighting is actually a lot of fun when you grapple with it and there’s a lot of depth to experimenting with different builds. Your character has a fairly standard class, but also a unique ‘Gideon Coffin’, which has slots that act as your moving set. There are virtually unlimited combinations of insert items and each one drastically changes the experience, creating an interesting game. ”

Wood said it was on the night of May 3rd in which The fall of Babylon saw only one competing player (him), signed up just before bed to check things out. The game is recently over their own NieR: Automata a time-limited event, where players could buy and unlock costumes based on Platinum’s mixing of genres and extremely successful action RPG. So Wood wanted to see what was in store in the game, only to discover that the center of the world was barren.

“In terms of what it’s like to be one of the few people who still plays, you don’t actually notice it unless you’re off missions,” Wood said. “All missions are in independent small areas, but there is an undeniable sense of creepiness that roams the world of hubs. It is huge and desolate. As soon as the game starts, you’d see a weird player doing his jobs at the merchants or anything, but most days now it’s just a complete ghost town. It can be fun to wander around, but the scale makes the lack of players even more obvious. Imagine Limsu Lomens from FFXIVbut completely empty. ”

Wood thinks the reason why The fall of Babylon is empty is double. First: there are “quite aggressive” microtransactions that can quickly dry out your wallet. And second: “dirty, muddy and muddy” visuals create an unpleasant experience. There’s also a $ 60 price tag for what he eventually called a “disappointing” game. He hopes the cut-out could encourage players to pick it up, especially since it has crossplay and obviously a plethora of replayability options.

A picture of the fall of Babylon showing four different characters of players preparing for battle or something similar.

Wood plans to finish The fall of Babylon as he sees it, Balan wonderful worldand Stayed alive as a “beautiful trilogy” of flawed yet charming games. He estimates he has about 25 hours left and doesn’t mind because, as he mentioned Tommy Wiseau RoomWood is fascinated by the horror of the game.

“I am a proud owner of both Balan wonderful world and Stayed alive Collector’s editions. (Fingers crossed [Square] releases one for The fall of Babylon also…), ”Wood said. “You can say what you want about their video game quality, but there is something charming about each of them. Obviously I play a lot of games professionally and a lot of AAA games these days are incredibly polished experiences. I really started to get bored after a while so it was refreshing to play some titles from the other end of the spectrum. If nothing else, their flaws make them much more interesting to play and discuss than what Naughty Dog or Rockstar Games have released. There is so much to dig up and examine here. The fall of Babylon is like your own little box of puzzles of catastrophic confusion. ”

From this writing, The fall of Babylon‘with simultaneous number of players is struggling to maintain a double-digit number, with roughly 50 people playing in the last 24 hours, with only eight of them currently roaming the hub world. Of course, all of this is monitored on a PC, so it’s likely that the player base on the console is larger.

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