Silence, the long-awaited sequel to Daedalic Entertainment’s The Whispered World, begins with a World War II bombing raid that sends 16 year old Noah and his little sister into the magical world that exists between life and death. It’s a sad way to begin a beautiful adventure.
Launching with the Legion expansion pre-update later this month, World of Warcraft’s new silence penalty is designed to let players engaging in abusive or inappropriate chat dig their own incredibly quiet, ever-expanding grave.
One of the greatest modern-day adventure games is getting a sequel in Silence: The Whispered World 2! What joyous fantasy landscapes and colorful characters will we be... oh. Oh dear me. This is not what I was expecting at all.
Yesterday, I ran an op-ed asking the people who make and publish video games to talk more, to be more willing to answer gamers' questions, to communicate rather than wrap themselves in a blanket of cold, corporate silence.