The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (from Dev of Until Dawn PS4) Gameplay Event Preview Exclusive!

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (from Dev of Until Dawn PS4) Gameplay Event Preview Exclusive!



[Applause] hey how's it going it's Thursday July 11 apologies for the lack of uploads earlier this week but I have a very good excuse a superb warm welcome back foxy games UK new and existing subscribers I'm foxy reliable source of aggregated video game news speculation and rampant rumor so foxy games UK was very fortunate to attend a few invitation-only events earlier this week in central London I met up with PR marketing teams developers and key figure heads at various publishers though today's video focuses on just one of those events so I randomly receive hundreds of emails per day from various companies and organizations I'm sure you do too from really around the world and not all of them are legit or totally wrong for the foxy games UK audience but this one in particular this particular email caught my eye it started with the line from the makers of until dawn and that was all it really took they had my full attention I'm super super happy I didn't ignore the email a special thank you to creative director Tim West for reaching out to foxy games UK Pete Connell and stature PR and the awesome team at publisher bandai namco who treated us very well they lay down some booze and food on board the HMS Wellington yes we got to sample a sizable portion of supermassive games the developer of the awesome horror game until dawn on PlayStation 4 released a few years ago and some sort of spiritual successor new Ip Man of Madden on a huge retired warship everybody who attended had to sign non-disclosure agreements NDA's were in full effect so we're only permitted to upload footage and talk about my experience with the lengthy man of Madden demo early today and post free p.m. when the embargo is lifted we're under strict guidelines so there's some stuff I can't talk about and I'm limited in footage that I can show you even so there's still plenty of b-roll to discuss so how does man of Madden stack up against until dawn what differentials can we expect in terms of gameplay and improved eye candy believe me this is a very beautiful game and the embargo is up so let's dive in so the dark pictures man of Madden is an upcoming interactive drama horror game by as I say supermassive games and published by Bandai Namco entertainment it is set to be released for PlayStation for PC and Xbox one platforms August 30th so Man of Madden already has a lot going for it developed by a really talented team the same team behind in psychological supernatural horror title until dawn which was a ps4 exclusive released back in August 2015 even to this day until dawn features some of the most impressive visuals on the system and has a cool story to experience also until dawn had a spin-off for PlayStation VR subtitled rush of blood but we had to talk about my experience with man of Madden so after grabbing a beer as you do and then we were ushered into a large dark room on this eerie old World War 2 battleship quite fitting considering the backdrop of the game so we were seated within what must have been close to 100 PS 4 units individually positioned opposite each other because bandai namco were pretty keen to show off a new cult feature which which really works pretty well kinda gives you that sinking feeling that you're both in this mess together and all dialogue options chosen at key moments in the game by yourself or your co-op partner is absolutely pivotal to how the story unfolds so the demo begins in the past that's all I can say about the game's opening due to the NDA or shortly after that scene we're in the present day on board a yacht with a group of friends pretty close friends all with different character traits and seem to matter really in how the story plays out one key character named Conrad is played by actor from the x-men movies he played iseman and you may recognize shawn ashmore from remedy entertainment developed Quantic break on xbox and pc though Ashmore is playing a very different role than we're used to seeing a little awkward and intentionally cheesy the scripting is definitely an improvement over the slightly hammy if I must say until dawn though the game followed a lot of well-trodden tropes so that may have been intentional but yeah I was impressed with the direction the actors were given particularly the captain of the yacht and the group that plans to go deep-sea diving now captain flesh native to the locale and similarly knows of the superstitions and culture of the sea and land she reminds me of your online co-op buddy and AI from Resident Evil 5 then there's Brad the typical nerdy awkward type accompanied by his more streetwise brother Alex another character is Julia who is the girlfriend of Alex said to be a little careless or reckless and there's plenty of incidental characters too so yeah you're all onboard a yacht the unexpected happens and you find yourself in situations fit for a horror flick so how does it play well I got to experience around 2 hours so a fairly lengthy demo then the camera is very cinematic lots of carefully placed fixed camera angles just like until dawn and earlier Resident Evil games it controls smoothly considering the game is targeting 30 frames per second I didn't notice any obvious framerate drop so there are really obviously a few bugs still to iron out but that's to be expected and no doubt the game is going through optimization processes as we speak the games due out at the tail end of August so there's still a little time left aside from how utterly gorgeous man of Madden looked on the 65 inch 4k Sony panels setup at the event I am not entirely sure if the game was running on the standard ps4 or ps4 pros since I could not see the console either way it's a stunning game one other thing that really caught my eye and attention was how well implemented the games co-op mechanic is you can tell supermassive games really thought this out thoroughly I mean one example would be there were points during the game when my cameraman or I bought along to the event with me we played co-op and essentially experienced the game together but we experienced it from totally different perspectives one particular scene played out underwater where Alex and Julie are deep diving and stumble upon a long submerged ship with tons of secrets to uncover I didn't realize that my co-op buddy was playing out an entirely different scene back on the yacht completely oblivious to the near-death moment I just had only for us to make it back to the yacht safe and sound and with a new set of drama unfolding upon that yacht without us this tells me that there's going to be quite a bit of replay value as no doubt players will want to experience every angle of the game's branching story oh and just like until dawn there's perma death yeah you better be careful not to make the wrong decisions with your co-op buddy or you may lose them now did I mention that the game really has at times damn near photorealistic graphics man of Madden is utterly gorgeous particularly when the camera is close up to characters faces they are superbly modeled intricately the level of detail is astonishing clearly a step up from until dawn now I'm not trying to give too much away in terms of spoilers here since this is the type of game you really have to experience for yourself there's no point anyone explaining it to you it's like spoiling the ending to a really good movie besides I am limited in what I can talk about today so that kind of helps as well avoid some spoilers now from the two hours I experienced with man of Madonna I can already tell you this is going to be something special especially if you're really into character driven narrative heavy games like predecessor until dawn or Detroit become human and others of that ilk thankfully this is exactly the type of game I like to sink my teeth into and even the to our demo managed to captivate me I was left wanting more and wanted to know what happened in the story you know a game is going to be great when you find yourself talking about it with others in the room who just played the game and everyone it seems to have a different take on the experience I spoke with members of the Bandai Namco and supermassive team and relayed that really what was good about the game and what needed a little more attention particularly the slight texture pop-in that I noticed I mean it took like one second to fully load in and you may think one second is really nothing but it was noticeable and that kind of thing can really break the immersion in a game like this so it was super encouraging then that members of the dev team and Bandai Namco reps really seemed to appreciate my feedback and noted my constructive criticism I was assured the game was that polished staged so those things should be ironed out for release or in a day one patch as usual I won't say how the demo ended instead I'll play this b-roll footage provided by Bandai Namco once again thank you Tim for sending over press materials so promptly literally within 24 hours post event he sent me everything I needed oh and Tim told me via email now on the press event list for life I'll be holding them to that man of Madonna releases for PlayStation 4 Xbox one and PC platforms as I say on August 30th you can pre-order the game today and if you're into the genre you're going to absolutely love it I thoroughly enjoyed the demo therefore I'll be all over this day one though for now enjoy the b-roll footage it's a little dark but it wouldn't be much of a horror game without a few shadows right enjoy seven segments I can get out through the window we gotta break these off first did you loud they'll hear it we're gonna break on during the Thunder good call I'll go through the window and get the boat you guys distract them Conrad just stay focused and get to the boat all right let's do it to three four five six Konrad just get to the boat what drop it buster if amateur-hour over here bliss I got this let me handle it what are you doing you idiot think about what you're doing boy let's finish this this kids trying to kill me order let's go no Alex this is crazy Oh give me a break with that gangster shit I don't think you fully comprehend in the severity of a situation sister I'm just gonna say bliss has gotta be in on this she these guys they travel in the same waters she's a captain and they barely laid a hand on her I bet you told him about the manchurian gold they're in cahoots are you out of your mind how did you come up with this bullshit how fucking dare you you over privileged asshole you're all in this together this is a trap thank you set us down for what a cork in it I'm good I'm good don't hurt yourself since 200 yeah you come with me hey leave her alone find out how long the storm is gonna laugh are you trying anything anything fishy and maybe consequences okay Duke of Milan requesting weather update over we read you everything okay we have been kidnapped that was a brilliant idea wait okay yeah just cut it all Hey move it now first you have left me any faster just trying to stay alive what happened a comparatively foxy games UK is a tiny Channel so I have to admit it's really nice being noticed by legit publishers developers and industry types how they find me I just don't know I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and I'm definitely going to give until dawn a replay in preparation for Man of Madden and let's continue to support great stories characters and most importantly incredible single-player campaign co-op game experiences but what say you go ahead sound off share your thoughts and opinions on today's news because that unfortunately brings us to the end of another video but let's continue the discussion in the comments and for your current and next gen news updates and broomer rampant speculation go ahead hit the like button spread the word and keep it locked to foxy games UK remember relevant links were applicable can be found in this video's description subscribe to foxy games UK remember to hit a notification bell so you never miss content and thumbs up if you liked it here particularly if you like this type of content and help us reach more like-minded gamers simply by sharing this video consider supporting foxy games UK via patreon and or grab yourself a foxy games UK branded t-shirt or hoodie available in various colors and designs you'll find both links in this video's description I truly appreciate the support and that concludes our time together today certainly was great hanging out I really thoroughly enjoyed my experience over at Bandai Namco and the man of Madden event but until the next video remember play games not corporations horsey games

25 thoughts on “The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (from Dev of Until Dawn PS4) Gameplay Event Preview Exclusive!

  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    I’m just annoyed about the multiplayer aspect like… its just unnecessary

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Until Dawn and Rush of Blood are some of my favourite games on PS4 and PSVR, but I'm not liking this multiplayer direction they are going with lately with this game, and their previous – Hidden Agenda. Horror games for me are a solo experience, to be played alone in the dark with headphones. Other than that, this looks absolutely epic.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    My man Foxy!!this looks aweesoomme!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Any juicy PS5 nuggetts? anything about next gen handhelds…. did they feed you as well?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    You are reaping the rewards now for a lot of dedication and hard work over the years.
    Well done Fox and all the best for the flight to E3 2020. πŸ›«πŸ‘Š

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Did anyone play the other two games which were very similar to this and Until Dawn? I cant remember the names though, one was set in an asylum hospital and was also by SuperMassive, and another one was about a female cop, game play wise very similar but you could all play via mobile phones, looks like SuperMassive but could be by some other dev? Just wondering what people thought as they both flew under the radar and i think were given middling scores….

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Good to see the man behind the voice. Keep up the good work, Fox!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    It's episodic though isn't it which puts me off

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    I wonder why sony didnt keep this as exclusive?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Congrats Fox you lucky bastard β€οΈπŸ™‚

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Nice πŸ‘
    Foxy face reveal at 6:39 ???

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    PlayStation show us the new hybrid handheld details already your turn

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Rush of blood is still one of the most amazing vr games. i hope supermasive games will continue suport going forward
    we need more people to embrace this amazing tech. Most people just dismiss it without trying it

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Like always great work and one of your finest video to date thanks πŸ‘

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Really enjoyed the video with the inside details,had no idea the game has a multiplayer function.Looking forward to more videos of this nature,great stuff.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Which game engine are they using?? I know for Until Dawn they were using the Decima engine which was light years ahead of the competition and still as of now.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Is Man of Medan coming to Switch??? But I'm glad more people get the to play this game and also the Quantum Break Spin off – Control that both come out the same month.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Is Man of Medan coming to Switch??? But I'm glad more people get the to play this game and also the Quantum Break Spin off – Control that both come out the same month.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Seems like a vr game, or compatible. Might have to invest into one!

    I haven't played anything new since destiny 2 keeps adding new things to do in the game!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    I'm very excited to play this game next month until dawn was an awesome game

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Great video
    Congrats being a member of the press events for SuperMassive.
    Th game looks good

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Apology accepted and no excuses required…you have a life!!!!
    We'll take what you give…
    love the Fox!!!!

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