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The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains

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Based on 3 critic reviews
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Available on:Oculus RiftMar 2, 2018
HTC ViveMar 2, 2018

Developer: Arcturus Studios Inc

Genre: Adventure

Escape the Shattered Plains is a short interactive narrative adaptation of Brandon Sanderson’s best selling fantasy novel The Way of Kings. You experience the eastern coast of Roshar, where the land is savaged by highstorms, eroding away the earth and leaving rough stone formations. Almost all forms of life have a type of shell for protection but you are not as lucky. Kaladin’s fate is your own as you you step onto the shattered plains and... FEATURES: Experience the fury of a high storm! Harness the power of stormlight! Explore Roshar’s chasms and walk among indigenous flora and fauna! Learn Surgebinding skills! Work with spren to climb the chasm! Battle the brave and powerful Parshendi! Fight the Chasmfiend, a powerful greatshell, native to the Shattered Plains!

The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains Reviews

The Way of Kings, Escape the Shattered Plains is a treat, allowing fans to experience the world of Sanderson's Stormlight Archives first hand. It will likely be a little less enjoyable for those unfamiliar with the books, but holds no fewer secrets for those imaginative enough to poke, grab, and fill with Stormlight.

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I almost feel amiss even giving this game a score. But then again I feel the same about even calling it a game. It's an $11 demo. You'll be hard pressed to stretch your total playtime past half an hour. The worst part of it is that it's actually pretty good, but as soon as the story feels like the prologue is over and it's time to take off, you get kicked right to the title screen and it's all over.

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The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains is the first one that I truly felt like I absolutely needed [a connection to the source material] to enjoy it.

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