Binary Domain Delayed, but New Trailer Arrives

By Mark Delaney, 6 years ago
There are only ten types of people in this world; those who understand binary, and those who do not. Whether or not you understand what I'm talking about, you won't be excluded from getting to watch this very stylish trailer for a game that is understandably flying under-the-radar a bit.

Binary Domain probably isn't one of the blockbuster titles you're impatiently waiting for, but should it be? Read the synopsis below of the game's dystopian, futuristic story and the consequence system it implements.

Who is humanity’s true enemy?

Binary Domain is an original squad-based shooter by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind some of SEGA’s most well-known video game franchises, including the critically acclaimed Yakuza series. Binary Domain puts players in the middle of a fast paced and intense battle for humanity in a robot-invaded 2080 Tokyo. Fighting through the derelict lower levels of the city, players control an international peace-keeping squad that soon starts to question their surroundings and the choices they make. Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines?

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.
We detailed the Consequence System previously but we haven't yet shown you this trailer that delves into it further.

It all sounds very philosophical and ambitious, and perhaps that's why the news came out today that the game will be delayed two weeks. Originally set to hit stores on February 14th, it will now release on the 28th.
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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.