For a long time, video games as a medium has been seen as young in comparison to its older siblings in movies and television. Regularly I hear pundits describe games as a medium still figuring out what it wants to be. Going through growing pains even (a term I like to use when the industry hits a bump from time to time). But I believe we are starting to see a time where video games are plateauing. Which I see as a good thing.
Jumps in technological advancements and the ability to make games more realistic are becoming fewer and further between and developers are starting to flex their muscles and spread their wings more so artistically, rather than technologically.
Not just regurgitating the same genres, but fusing them together to make hybrids and create something new. It doesn’t have to necessarily be groundbreaking or genre defining, but twisting what we already know. Not just from an immediate gameplay point of view either, but from a deeper psychological view. Making players feel something different in familiar environments. To me, Absolver looks to be one of these games.