I like most stealth games, I still maintain that Assassin’s Creed II was the best one ever, but I kind of stopped playing the series after five minutes of III. I never picked the game up again because the naval fights were hard, and I kind of lost my taste for it. But I liked the Native American Mohawk centred story, it was a nice change of pace to the series. That’s why This Land Is My Land grabbed my attention.
What’s funny to me is that this game has been around for almost a year now, but I’ve never heard about it. Perhaps you didn’t either. Well, the game is basically Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption and season 2 of Westworld all mixed into one big pot, which is a fantastic combo, to be honest.
This Land Is My Land is an open world stealth action game with a living hostile environment which evolves over time independently from player actions.
See why I said Westworld? A changing environment sounds like it will give each player a bit of a different experience, but it doesn’t end there. The game itself will change each time you restart; the patrols you’ve seen will change routes, cities will develop differently and camps will thrive in different places. In this game, you will have to fend off settlers as they try to take your ancestral land, be prepared to actively fight against them if you want to retake it.
While ACIII had a specific Native American tribe Connor belonged to, This Land Is My Land’s protagonist will represent all of the tribes that were present in the time the game is set in. In an interview with Polygon, Denis Khachatran, the lead game developer at Game-Labs, said “We could not find any good games which would let us play as a Native American warrior, or as the Declaration of Independence called them, ‘merciless Indian savages’. So, we are making one”.
Sneak, bait, trap, kill, and altogether fight against the settlers who are threatening to overtake the last patches of your homeland. No platform or solid release date has been announced for it yet, but SA Gamer will keep you posted as information comes to light.
What do you think of the game so far? Personally, I enjoy a game that prefers you to stealth instead of taking on the threat head-on. I look forward to seeing the story from the other side!