The last time we played a KR Games game, it was Another Dawn. Frankly, it was a mess; a disaster of a gaming experience. Here’s hoping there’s more to Remoteness, as it releases on Xbox.
We’re long enough in the tooth to be able to park previous thoughts and take Remoteness as a single entity, totally separate from Another Dawn. And that’s a bit of luck for KR Games as when we played that shooter back in 2021, it was pretty much only the concept that was worth speaking about. The rest – awful gameplay mechanics, bad combat, poor survival ideas and an outdated graphical design. Oh, and the price was ridiculous for what it was.
But it’s that game which leads us to Remoteness, another shooter, another KR Games experiment as they try to get a hold in the gaming market.
This one is priced even more than Another Dawn, with Remoteness rocking a rather cool £19.99 asking price from the Xbox Store. Pay up and you’ll find it playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, fully optimised for those new-gen consoles, making the most of Xbox Smart Delivery as it goes; that means you’ll be playing the finest version of the game possible for your system.
So what do we have? Well, Remoteness is a shooter that whisks us off to New York – New York of 2034 in fact. It’s here where you wake after a bit of a nightmare, left to wake and roam the streets. Fighting oncomers and surviving the hell is the main goal, with a trusty drone being your lone companion.
Day/night cycles are in place in Remoteness, as is the chance to utilise the power of electricity in order to make progress. With a variety of weapons to hand too, and some open-world environments to traipse, there could well be something about Remoteness that makes it appeal.
If it begins to float your boat, let the key features increase the excitement…
- – The City and Chinatown districts and the underground are totally open-world environments, free to be explored.
- – Dynamic 24h day/night cycle and random rain system, both actively impacting the game experience.
- – Use electricity to your advantage: as a crossbow booster while raining, or as a currency at the underground metro trading places.
- – Find weapons and items useful to survive in this deranged and unknown new world.
- – Advanced AI: all enemies and creatures react dynamically, according to your in-game actions and the weather conditions.
- – Daytime play will increase exposure to soldiers visibility, but protect you from terrifying monsters whose origin is unknown…
- – …while night hours will help you to act stealthily, but be careful and try to avoid dark places.
- – Realistic physics and graphics, implementing the new Unity High Definition Rendering Pipeline (HDRP).
Our full review of Remoteness is coming, so keep an eye out for that soon. But in the meantime, if you’re sold on the premise then you should pay the Xbox Store a visit and get rolling with a download of Remoteness on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You may like to watch our Let’s Play video first though. If only as there’s a chance this could be another Another Dawn…
Let us know what you think in the comments.
New York, 2034: you wake up after what seemed to be a terrible nightmare, while it is not. The district has been evacuated and isolated overnight by the army, after an electrical meteor shower hit the Earth. Fight, explore, survive, and try to escape from this hell! Apparently left alone with your trusty drone “Hanna”, and under the high need of your periodic injection, the only option is to grab your crossbow, get out there and see what today’s “good morning” will be…