The Morrow Tour video shows us the opening moments from Star Citizen – the ship’s gossip gives you a guided tour through a huge vessel called The Stanton.
Now it’s time to have a look at some of the world building that’s going into Star Citizen’s campaign. I have to say, it’s not what I expected.
There seems to be a lot of thought that’s gone into making the ship seem real, fleshing out the personalities on-board and trying to make The Stanton feel alive. Quality animation, convincing acting and moody lighting combine to create a real sense of place.
It’s only a ten minute section, but Squadron 42 could be something special if Cloud Imperium Games can keep this up through the whole game while also taking advantage of Star Citizen’s best asset: freedom. Because that asset seemed sadly lacking from this opening section.
If Squadron 42 manages to capture that sense of freedom and still tell a good story, it could be incredible. Imagine sneaking next to an enemy frigate in a tiny fighter ship, leaving the ship and floating through space to try and find an entrance on the massive leviathan. Once aboard, the game could potentially seamlessly flip into first-person gun combat as you take on the crew. Maybe you could even steal it to turn the tide of a huge battle. On paper it sounds spectacular, but it’s success will hinge on the quality of its scenarios.
Have a watch of the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.