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Replaced: 2.5D Sci-Fi Action Platformer Demo Impressions Revealed

At the Summer Game Fest Play Days event, attendees had the opportunity to experience a 20-minute demo of the upcoming 2.5D sci-fi action platformer, Replaced, developed by Sad Cat Studios. The game follows the story of R.E.A.C.H., an artificial intelligence trapped in a human body in a dystopian world ruled by corruption and greed. Set in an alternative 1980s universe, players engage in cinematic platforming, pixel art visuals, and free-flow action combat.

During the demo, players took on the role of R.E.A.C.H. and faced off against subhuman enemies wielding melee weapons and firearms in a post-apocalyptic setting. Combat required precise blocking, parrying, and strategic use of heavy and light attacks to overcome multiple adversaries. The demo showcased the game’s challenging combat mechanics, including encounters with heavily armored foes and a final boss battle.

In addition to combat sequences, the demo also featured exploration of the underground city, where players interacted with various characters and witnessed a tense exchange between city leaders and a revolutionary figure. The narrative setup hinted at the overarching themes of rebellion and survival in a society where humans and their organs are viewed as currency.