Welcome to the future, howbeit on the darker side of the spectrum. P.A.M.E.L.A. welcomes you into its utopian paradise wrought with dangers and mystery behind the fall of what was meant to be technologically sound. Inspired by games such as Deus Ex and Mass Effect, this first-person RPG lets you play as a sleeper in a world gone wrong in pursuit of advancement.
In the works on Steam for some time, P.A.M.E.L.A. finally hit Greenlight on September 21, 2015 and early access at March 9 of this year. NVYVE Studio has been hard at work on this open-world horror that throws you into ominous silence from the get go, but without your typical grim and grime to set the tone. No, it immerses you into a beautiful with an ambiance that lets you know something is awry and you are not safe; might have been the dead bodies…
The floating city of Eden takes precedence and life as you must survive by building yourself fortifications of defense, rest and eat to outweigh the conditions you’ve been thrust into. You are not alone, as the AI PAMELA will aid you in uncovering what happened to the diseased citizens trying to take your life. Protect and upgrade yourself with customization options for your weaponry and tools you scavenge. Not only this, but you can create alliances among either the inflicted humans or the various mechanizations inhabiting Eden. This, however, depends on your actions, so choose wisely whom will be friend or foe.
All of this creates a wonderful blend of survival horror in a setting, unlike most titles that have come through this genre. I’d imagine resource management comes into play, so there is another kind of tension to feed off of. The game has been available on PC only through Steam, but NVYVE devs have said they are looking at possibly branching onto consoles, but PC is their focus currently. Now is a good time to buy it at only around $24 whilst bugs and glitches are being ironed out for the most part.