If you're on the lookout for the next big video game of 2021, Tale Of Immortal (or 鬼谷八荒) could be just the ticket. An open-world RPG inspired by Chinese mythology, it's only been available via Steam Early Access for a week, and is already one of the most popular games on the platform.
As noted by PC Gamer, the fledgling RPG hit a concurrent player peak of around 172,000 last night. That made it the fifth most popular game on Steam, over the likes of Grand Theft Auto V and Rust. At the time of writing Steam DB shows there are over 132,000 people playing, making it the fourth most popular game in between Apex Legends (102,101) and PUBG (220,517).
So what exactly is Tale Of Immortal? According to developer 鬼谷工作室, it's an "open-world sandbox based on Chinese mythology and cultivation." The Steam description sets the scene, writing: "You will grow to become immortal, conquer the beasts from the Classic of Mountains and Season, make your choices carefully and grasp your own destiny."
At present Tale Of Immortal doesn't support English, but as the product grows and evolves through the Early Access period this may change. For now, those who have been playing it have nothing but good things to say. Out of 16,000 reviews, 87% are currently "overwhelmingly positive". Users have been praising the game's references to Chinese folklore, as well as the huge variety of items and customisation options.
"Really good game! Cant stop playing," wrote one user. "You should support English language or open workshop for player so that we can translate to other languages!"
"One of the best cultivation type games I have seen," added another. "I seldom review games but feel that I should give this game a review to let more people know of it."
Tale Of Immortal will remain in Early Access for at least a year, so you'll either have to start learning Chinese to get in on the hype or simply wait for a translation to drop. I'm tempted to do the former, if I'm bein completely honest.
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