I had the opportunity to chat with Jose Alfaro from Ackk Studios and talk about their game Y2K: A Post Modern RPG. Before PAX East, I haven’t heard about Y2K but Anthony here at GameGravy is a fan and wanted me to stop by and check it out. I’m very glad that I did.
Y2K is a 3D JRPG that is very colorful. It’s set in the 1990s and as you would guess happens around the time of Y2k. You play as Alex Eggleston a recent college graduate who returns home and finds out that this life will be filled with mystery, strange friends from the internet and worlds that exist just out of sight. You get to meet about eight strangers a mysterious woman who vanishes in an elevator and a weaponized Panda plushy.
There are a lot of areas to explore in this game and the world is colorful and quite interesting. I was able to play the intro and I very much enjoyed it. You start off with a shopping list your mom gives you and then you stop to talk to a mysterious cat (something I would do) and then it took your shopping list and ran into the woods. You go running after it and that’s where the adventure begins. Y2K definitely has that Zelda meets Super Mario RPG/Paper Mario feel to it. The combat is turn based with elements of quick time events that happen during combat. These events give you the opportunity to hit critical bonuses. There are even dungeons and a virtual mine running dungeon to help level you up where enemies are randomly generated. During the normal game enemies are visible and are not randomly generated and hold certain items. Once an enemy dies, it dies. So, there is a lot of incentive to hunt down enemies and destroy them to build yourself up and see what you can find.
YIIK: A postmodern RPG is expected to be released in the 4th quarter of 2015. It will also be available on the following platforms: PC, Linux, Mac, PS Vita, PS4, Wii U.
Ackk Studios has great taste in games that they like to play and are inspired by all the classics. If you like any forms of RPGs, JRPGs, great stories and colorful explorable worlds then I highly recommend checking out Y2K, you won’t be disappointed.