There’s something about a haunting, high-pitched, female voice singing a melancholic song that really punches me right in the heart muscle.
The Chinese Room is well-known for Dear Esther, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. However, their most recent undertaking, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, has really caught our attention here at GeekParty. Our Senior Editor, Mandi, has already mentioned that it might be the game to convince her to buy a PS4. I have to wholeheartedly agree with her.The announcement trailer for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is puzzling, leaving the viewer with more questions than answers. It teases us with brilliant graphics, a soothing soundtrack, and tantalizing images of a world abandoned. While this does give us more information than the E3 trailer, it’s the latter that really got to me.
The real “meat” of the trailer is only about 40 seconds long. All it reveals is an abandoned bicycle and groceries, and a slick camera move brings the viewer into an empty field. As the camera heads toward a tree, a bright, golden light twists and swirls toward another light at the base of the tree. The two combine in a flash that leads to the game’s title.
While nothing new is given in the E3 trailer of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, it’s the perfect teaser to really hook me. I’m excited for this game, and can’t wait to get my hands on it. Like Mandi, this might be the one to push me into the next generation of consoles.