Blind Fate: Edo no Yami is a stylish melee combat focused side-scrolling action adventure where a blind cyber-samurai uses outdated simulations to navigate the real world and fight cyber-Yokai.
In Blind Fate: Edo no Yami your character is totally blind and can only “see” the world around him via the digital simulation that’s relayed to his brain by a computer. However, these simulations are essentially snapshots from history and are outdated. This means that structures may have changed and objects may have moved since the simulation was made, which makes navigating the environments a very interesting experience.
Another problem with you only being able to see a simulated world is that your enemies aren’t part of the simulation. This means that they’re totally invisible until you manage to hit them enough to collect enough data on them that will allow your computer to simulate them. Being blind does give you a considerable disadvantage then, but you do have access to three vastly upgraded other senses that can help and you are a bit of a badass with your samurai sword.
At the moment the combat feels a little too fiddly and precise to be fun, but there’s no doubt that Blind Fate: Edo no Yami has a lot of potential. The character movement feels great and the way it simulates the outdated representation of the world over the real world is very clever. It’s a very unique concept that looks set to offer an action platforming adventure unlike anything you’ve played before.