Binary Domain is the latest game from Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator of SEGA’s popular Yakuza series. The game is a squad-based shooter set in 2080 Tokyo. Players control an international team that is fighting against robots that have invaded Tokyo. The team questions their motives when they begin wondering who is more human, them or the robots.
One of the big features that is promoted is the “Consequence System”. Here’s how SEGA describes the system:
The Consequence System is a unique system that plays throughout the game combining gameplay elements and AI to create different in-game experiences based on your actions, your choices and your words. It is an interactive system that builds based on your actual in-game behaviour, aggression, courage, cowardice, pace and your dialogue with the other members of your squad, giving you constant feedback on how you are working with them and how you talk to them, both inside and outside of battle, however the fundamental element of The Consequence System is trust.
This isn’t a simple choice of go it alone or work as a team; each squad member has a different personality and will respond differently to your actions, meaning there’s no right and wrong, just your way of play. Certain actions will raise a character’s trust and others will lower it. Conversation can be divisive, often setting one squad member against another, and your choices will have an impact on their opinions of you and their actions throughout the story of Binary Domain.
Binary Domain is due out on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on February 28.