All hardcore gamers have experienced that moment at least once where they decide that they want to be a professional player. There is more to it than just playing video games for a living. 'SC2VN' tells the story of Mach, an American who moves to South Korea alone in attempt to become a professional 'Starcraft 2' player. The script of the game is amazingly detailed and will sweep players up into Mach's emotions perfectly as he experience success and failure on various occasions.
While the options in the demo are quite limited, the promise of consequential decisions is promised. Players will make not only social decisions for Mach, but also pinch decisions in his 'SC2' matches. While all decisions may not effect the outcome, it is quite intimidating to know that if you have a lack of knowledge about 'Starcraft 2' then you may actually cause Mach to lose a game.
The art itself is quite interesting in the sense that it is colorful and vibrant, but leaves the background in the back. People don't have insane detail, colors are blurred together. It seems as though the artist wishes to draw attention away from the environment and more towards the characters speaking.
The music through the beginning of the game is quite calming except for those intense matches as Mach. The early stages of the game, Mach is faced with heavy melancholy and the music matches the tone perfectly. He will sit down in his meager apartment, depressed by a match loss, and the music almost brings you down with him.
For a demo, it is highly well done and players can look forward to a full free game in approximately six months time. Included in the final version will be the typical VN components: relationships, rivalries, challenges, the usual. On top of that, the well known 'Starcraft 2' commentator, Sean 'Day' Plott will be lending his voice to the game.
A demo of the game can be downloaded below and players can step into the mind of Mach.