Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG preview
So there’s this pastel infused turn based RPG based in the 90’s out there that deals with a missing woman and dark dimensions, and it goes by the name of Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG.
If the description strangely wasn’t enough, try this one: Y2k is the hipster version of an RPG. Like watching an Adult Swim show birthed in RPG form.
I’m typically not even into turn based RPG’s, I’m not really even into RPG’s in general, besides those mainstream gems Bethesda puts out. Those are Fallout and Elder Scrolls if you weren’t catching what I was throwing down there. But while walking by the Ackk Studios booth at PAX Prime 2015, there it was, Y2K: A Post Modern RPG beckoning me with its colors, art style, and keytar attacks. Yes, there’s a keytar attack.
As far as I know, Y2K is the story of Alex, an art school graduate (I think) in the 90’s who gathers 8 friends to find a missing woman between multiple dimensions. Someone mentioned something about pandas, but I never saw any but there are a few in the trailer, so it must be true.
So I know you’re itching to hear more, I mean, substantially there has to be more than just an RPG with a story, and I can confirm, there is combat, and the developers were excited to mention some puzzle aspects.
During the short demo of Y2K I played as Alex with his party members, Michael and Vella. We reach a small town and immediately confront Johnny Hook Hands, he’s a dick, so we fight him.
I wasn’t paying much attention to Johnny’s moves because I was too busy having Alex throw vintage vinyl at him, Michael damage him with photo’s and debuffing mugshots, and Vella striking with her iconic keytar. Vella also has a move that has a mini game reminiscent of Super Mario Bros 2. I tried to buy the game right there but Ackk told me it wouldn’t be available until sadly winter of 2015. So I continued on, interrogating, I mean politely asking “Disgruntle Cashier” about the lost woman. She too had an attitude problem and needed an adjustment via a keytar.
Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG is absolutely delightful, in a dark and demented way. I don’t think I was supposed to get so much enjoyment out of it, but the colors, game design, and characters make it so easy.
Look forward to getting Y2K: A Post-Modern RPG on almost every platform, this includes the WiiU, hopefully winter of 2015.