We’re not going to sit here and say that visuals ensure a brilliant gaming experience, but they certainly help. And with the launch of Eastshade on Xbox One and PS4, it is those visuals which most definitely come to the fore.
Priced up at £20.99 and available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One and PS4, Eastshade comes from the creative mind of a of a triple-A 3D environment artist who quit his job in order to create something a little strange, with the end product being something of the very highest calibre, at least visually.
Only by going hands-on with Eastshade will we ever find out if the gameplay is there to match the graphical output, but now that this game has launched on Xbox One and PS4 – with a European PlayStation release occurring in a week’s time – that hands-on time is possible.
But why should we check out Eastshade? Well, being placed into the shoes of a travelling artist is immediately intriguing, but then, as we get the opportunity to explore the island of Eastshade, chatting to inhabitants and helping out those in need, a deeper understanding of what this world is all about will fast be discovered. With mysteries plentiful and numerous secrets to uncover, how you go about taking in every aspect of Eastshade will ultimately dictate the actions of the world.
Should you wish to experience everything that Eastshade has to offer then getting over to your favoured digital store should be your next course of action. The Xbox Store will sort out Xbox One players, whilst those on PS4 (at least in the NA region until the EU launch happens), will find their own store more than willing to give up a download.
Let us know what you think of Eastshade should you decide to give it a shot. We’d love to hear from you.
You are a traveling painter, exploring the island of Eastshade. Capture the world on canvas using your artist’s easel. Talk to the inhabitants to learn about their lives. Make friends and help those in need. Discover mysteries and uncover secrets about the land. Surmount natural impasses to reach forgotten places. Experience how your actions impact the world around you.