Back in the early ’90s the videogames industry was on the cusp of something big – motion capture. One of the very first games to utilise this new technology was that of Flashback, and after 25 years since its release, we’re seeing the game turn up on Xbox One.
Available right now for £15.99, Flashback tells the story of one Conrad B. Hart, a scientist trapped on board Titan – a moon of Saturn. He needs to return home!
From there on out you’ll discover a classic game that many put right up there with the most influential titles of all time, with lovely hand-drawn backgrounds and realistic animations that show off the motion capture footage of the time.
Those who have found themselves tied up within the Xbox ecosystem for some years may well remember a release of Flashback on Xbox 360 – timed to celebrate the 20 year anniversary – but now, another 5 years on, we see an Xbox One version too. Not only does this latest edition contain the original 1993 game, but there is also a more modern mode included, with remastered sound, and a new Rewind function.
If you remember Flashback the first time around, were taking in by it on Xbox 360 or just want to see what all the fuss is about, then you should find yourself heading to the Xbox Store right now.
2142. After fleeing from a space ship but stripped of all memory, the eminent scientist Conrad B. Hart awakens on Titan, a colonised moon of the planet Saturn. His enemies and kidnappers are snapping at his heels. He must find a way back to Earth, defending himself against the dangers he encounters and unravelling an insidious extra-terrestrial plot that threatens the planet… On its 25th anniversary, rediscover this classic, consistently ranked among the best 100 games of all time! It was one of the first games to use motion capture technology for more realistic animations, with backgrounds that were entirely hand-drawn and a gripping science-fiction storyline. In addition to the original 1993 game, this version includes a Modern mode, with: – Post-FX graphic filters, – Completely remastered sound and music, – A brand new “Rewind” function, variable according to the level of difficulty – Tutorials for those who need a boost!