Nightingale | Hype Check

Nightingale | Hype Check

With Nightingale now only a few weeks away, we wanted to touch base with some of our team to see how they’re feeling about the game. We’ve seen a range of media up to this point, from gameplay showcases and trailers, we’ve seen the press releases, and heard the talk, but how are we feeling? That’s where we’re bringing Hype Check into the mix; to get a gauge on what the prospective players are thinking. So here’s how we’re feeling about Nightingale.

Matt Hewson

Nightingale Hype Check Matt

A talented team of ex-Bioware devs are behind this bad boy so that deserves my interest at least. It is a survival game though which has never really been my thing. That isn’t to say I am against them, but most of the time I find myself just doing busy work in these games and not actually having fun. If Nightingale gets the balance between forcing me to chop wood and actually playing a game right, it could absolutely be a winner. 

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Renee O'Flynn

This wasn’t on my radar at all. Probably because I can’t really afford new games, so I often don’t bother keeping up with them. This one first made me think of Fable, then FFXIV and then Strange brigade even though it’s nothing like that. A combination of ol’ timey fashion and fantastical elements could make for an interesting game. I thought it was a RPG, but it’s probably closer to Monster hunter. Crafting and survival is an important part of the game. I feel like the narrative will be the thing that would make or break this for me. If it even has one. 

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Nightingale Hype Check Renee

Paul James

Nightingale Hype Check Paul

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about Nightingale that captures my interest. Right now the one big drawback for me is the PC exclusivity of the game, which I know will change once the game emerges from its upcoming early access period, but even despite it not being on my preferred platform, I’m keen to jump in and check it out. Talent like Aaryn Flynn behind the game instills some hope, while the PVE open-world survival are also appealing to me. I’m not crazy hyped yet, but my intrigue levels are near their maximum.

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Jason Hawkins

I’ve been watching Nightingale for a long time now. I love survival games and exploration games. This has a really fun artstyle and has online co-op which I really get behind. I love the idea of going between realms with portals and it has groovy vibe to it that it’s hard not to get excited about it. In a world chock-full of open world survival games, you need a gimmick that will make you stand out, and I think Nightingale has it.

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Nightingale Hype Check Jason

Jess Zammit

Nightingale Hype Check Jess

The more I learn about Nightingale, the less excited I am. When I saw the first trailer, I was intrigued by the beauty of the world and the sheer strangeness of the creatures that inhabited it. But now that I know what sort of game it’s going to be, I know it’s not going to be one I really dive into. It looks like it could be a lot of fun for people more into PVE survival games, but that isn’t me, and the world isn’t quite intriguing enough to entice me. I’m keen to see how this one turns out, but I probably won’t be clambering to be the one who jumps in. 

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