This will mostly be me fangasming badly.
If you have yet to play the web trial go here and download it
Do it like right now.
(this article probably wont be in any real order sorry and will mostly just be images and me commenting for you don’t even need to read this just play the trial yourself)
Firstly I’ll say it was a fairly long trial the file size was like 1 gig which was a pleasant surprise to me and it didn’t disappoint at all.
First thing we really see is
A bloody steampunk mechanized infantry (I know freaking cool already)
COOKING! and actual not bad looking hands if I do say so (compared to Mary’s hands in Sharnoth they were kinda abit square) plus look at Tesla checking on his breakfast.
Neon and all her school friends.
So any Anne (the lady above) Sends for Tesla ( As he starts up a Detective club, and who else would you get in to deal with a problem other than a academy detective club?!)
So Long story short, there’s a student who has gotten his hands on some dangerous machinery (The mechanized infantry at the top) and is going to mess up the academy’s Mega engine (which supply’s the academy’s power, of course)
So Tesla and Neon go home, Neon falls asleep and our hero, Tesla sneaks out to take down the student turned terrorist. As he wanders down the lower levels of the underground on the way to the mega engine, he gets knocked out by some gas. (good to see he took precautions)
And he awakens resting on Neons lap, as unbeknownst to him, she heard him leaving and followed in quick pursuit.
(ain’t it just cute)
Tesla then proceeds to foil the before mentioned terrorist plan to destroy the mega engine.
That’s pretty much it for the first half.
(oh god those boots!)
We then learn of Neons first days at Academia, living as a 2nd rate student ( Which pretty much makes her kinda like a slave).
again long story short, by day she goes to school does classes ect. by night she has to work in a bar at “Failure street” a place where the law of Academia doesn’t reach, so it’s full of students drinking booze and what not. Neon works there to pay for her bills and stuff as she’s a Orphan because her family is dead. when one night the master of the establishment (Who also pretty much own’s her ’cause that’s how it works there’s like contracts and everything) tells her !he’s going to have to let her go ’cause reasons, but then he offers to keep her on in exchange for her body! (oh no he didn’t!) Soon after we get a black screen nooo! what happened right?
Well Neon awakens in her room, assuming nothing bad happens she heads off to school.
While on the way to school she notices no ones around and when she get’s to the lecture room there’s a sign telling her specifically to follow, Neon continues to follow the arrow signs till she gets the entrance of シャトー・ディフ (Chateau D’If ) a large ominous spire reaching far into the sky within Academia. She goes up the Tower surprised that no one else is there. It’s then near the top that she comes acorss Walther Ritz a member of the fraternity!
(Oh those boot skate things!! and those SOCKS!!!)
Anyway this is where we get another black out and Neon wakes up (so dream sequence I guess or something) So the story continues.
Boom! Neon awaken’s in a unfamiliar room. To find that she’s basically been sold off to someone else to who you ask? Our hero Nikola Tesla of course! He informs her that she’s now his assistant ect. He even shows her the contract and everything showing he paid 30 silver pieces for her, damn cheap if you ask me. Anyway Tesla’s obviously a cool guy.
Anyway Neon takes the day off schooll, not having to worry about working nights in some shady place. the next day Neon is going to another normal day at school, when she gets there it’s a full day of Automated learning (Stick you in a machine plug you in and you learn stuff, I’d trust a system like that.
While inside the machine this happens!
Walther Ritz is back with some crazy load of tiny graby hands. Obviously after Neon’s golden eyes and stuff, calling her “The bell”
This is where it gets really cool, Nikola Tesla pops up and Stops Walther who proceeds to set up an “cracking field” think alternate space/reality marble deal. Walther is now in a sexy new tight oitfit to!
(As you can see the background is all gears and towers pretty cool, and look at him and that pose!! Actually the setting up of the “cracking field” had some animation which I didn’t expect, for example the buildings in the background shoot up from the ground and the clock towers doors opened )
Walther then attacks Tesla who gets abit battered. Tesla then basically tells Neon he will protect her and her “shine” asks if that’s what she wants to live and shine, pretty much something like that, you get a choice you obviously choose yes.
Then badass gets all thrown up all everywhere.
Crackle! lightning everywhere and all kinds of awesome, I enjoyed the animated lightning effects alot.
So now Walther and Tesla fight for real and Walther brings out his giant wheels
After a bit Tesla obviously wins, by using “Thor’s hammer” Special moves are always cool.
All in all the fight scene was really damn cool and exceeded my expectations, with lots of effects, I like.
After the fight we see a short scene with all the other members of the Fraternity and Sorority having a evil meeting about Walther’s failure and what steps next to take for their evil goals .
The next day Tesla joins Neons class as an exchange student, Proclaiming to be 72 years old and starts a detective club.
Anyway that’s much quick short whatever the hell you want to call it, I personally really enjoyed the trial, really looking forward to playing the full game, though the Christmas postage service sucks and it’ll probably take ages for my copy to get to me all the way in lil’ole England
Obviously this has been a very quick overview of it, so for a freaking hella lot better experience just play the trial I encourage everyone to. Though by the time this article was published It’d been aliltle over a week since I played it, I was lazy.