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Windwood 4 It is the recently released “Travel Adventure” for Switch (and PlayStation 4), and the latest work in the series that debuted on the original PlayStation since 2001. This game allows you to play the role of a writer and travel around the world in the Gifu area of Japan in summer, aiming to surpass your peers in a month-long competition with the quality of your articles and the accompanying beautiful photos. So you’re on the road…you can almost do whatever you want, whatever you want.
You can travel on a trusted Yamaha MT-10 SP motorcycle (the game is officially in cooperation with bicycle company and helmet manufacturer Arai), and your ride will be presented in the form of a series of linked panoramic videos. You can walk around freely path of. When riding, road signs-the only English text used in the game-or a few thumbnails will occasionally pop up, allowing you to choose where to go next. You can also mark the desired destination on the map and automatically choose the correct route for you during your journey (this still allows you to turn at any time) or completely abandon these parts and immediately appear in any location of your choice.
So why waste any time on the road, especially in a game that uses (very well done) canned lenses to showcase your travels? Because when you go through a tunnel or see a distant village passing by, you will enjoy a special kind of fun, because who knows where you go, go to a place you don’t even know you want to go, on the map before you set off that morning A secret spot was found on a country road that did not exist.
After arriving at the destination, the view will switch to the image of the surrounding environment. There is a box at the bottom of the screen for dialogue, internal monologues, and any other content that requires text description-so far, very standard adventure game-y. However, this familiar setting brings a huge twist: your field of view is usually not a static photo, but a full 360-degree panoramic photo of where you are standing, and at this fixed point, you can turn in any direction at will, and You can observe up and down. This helps to create context; each point on the arrow-guided path becomes part of a continuous whole, unless you look for flaws-you have to actively look for them-this creates a convincing seamless scene, basically This happens sometimes when using this effect without the “fish tank” effect.
During these relaxing strolls, you can take as many photos as you want at any time-even when you are looking at the bus stop, gazing at the sky or talking to someone-move the camera and get the focus Just right Take perfect pictures.Then, you only need to select two of the pictures to attach the article of the day’s events, although your character can only write one place per day, no matter how many places you visit (and make sure that the focus of Fuuraki 4 is quality Instead of Quantity Your daily experience) You must consider which combination will most impress the contest judges and generate the most likes and (fictional) comments.
Along the way you will definitely encounter some friendly faces, although in sharp contrast with the realistic landscape, these are represented by hand-drawn 2D images, usually subtly integrated into the scene, rather than standing directly behind the text box, adventurous game Style (Impressive, even in a free-view 360-degree lens).It is not “realistic” in itself, but it is deliberate style, And an effective; the people you meet are expressive people, and Fuuraiki 4’s player-controlled panoramic view system really makes life come alive, as simple as talking to the person standing next to you— -Be able to “turn around” from the beautiful scenery of the area and see that someone next to you is doing the same thing.
The three young ladies you meet by chance during your trip can choose to turn from traveling friends to lovers, sharing their unique perspectives and knowledge of the places you visit. The tone of these scenes fits perfectly with the hazy summer tone of the game, without “Did I do enough things to make her want to kiss me?“And more”Wouldn’t it be nice to spend time with people you really like in places that you find interesting?“
Visual like a game, it’s text Upgrade Fengmu 4; From obvious sights and sounds to feelings of wind, water and even history, build a rich personal experience: Go to Sekihara, you can learn about the famous battles that took place there, actually from a favorable location for tourism Look out and tilt your point of view downward to read real-world signage. Unfortunately, this does mean that you need to have a competent Japanese reading ability to get anything out of the game. After all, those early mornings, when your writer wakes up to prepare a fresh cup of coffee, talks about the equipment used and the pleasant aroma, or cold water rushes over the hot feet standing on the smooth pebbles, it looks like a simple slideshow for others The holidays do not have the description of your avatar, turn them into something more substantial.
Fuuraiki 4 is the perfect vacation for those who cannot go on vacation. It is a kind of enjoyment to kill time instead of doing it consciously. It is reminiscent of a unique and laid-back mood, reminiscent of the days of wandering around places and buildings you may never visit, and the simplicity of the blue sky hanging on the lush green trees on sunny days pleasure. If you can play it, you should. If you can’t? You should ask the publisher Nippon Ichi if they are willing to satisfy a particularly impossible translation wish.
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