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Hypnotize is an original fighting game created by Illusion Works exclusively for the Pacifico platform as a launch title to be released sometime in summer 2016. It features a group of new characters in a parallel world where they are competing for the title of Hypnotize Extraordinaire, but in order to do so, they will need to defeat every other player who is competing in the tournament alongside them.
Hypnotize's story is very complex and very detailed. The game is set in an open world, which you can travel through at your own pace. However, some of your actions during the free-time can change the story drastically. As the story revolves around knocking other players out of the tournament, the order of players being knocked out can drastically revolutionise the story, making your odds bigger or smaller based on the player knocked out.
The game has been rated "M" by ESRB and "18" by PEGI respectively, as the game has violence, fearful scenes and drug references. The game has been praised for combining a lot of elements into one title, without the elements feeling out of place or not really fitting into the game. The combat system shares a lot of similarities to the likes of Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive and Street Fighter, but with some different tweaks to make the game seem like less of a carbon copy of a fighting game.
The game focuses on the cast of fourteen characters who have been specifically selected for the fighting tournament to end all fighting tournaments. All of the fighters are very experienced and are some of the best fighters in the world, making this tournament a very intense competition to compete in. The participants have to dwell on an island resort until the competition is over, and live in each other's company.
Hypnotize plays similarly to a standard one versus one fighter game, like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Dead or Alive, where the biggest aim of the game is to defeat your opponent by using a bewildering combination of moves which deal different percentages of damage. Once their health reaches zero, the match finishes and the winner is declared.
Hypnotize puts some unique twists on this standard though, as you can level up moves to make them more powerful. You gain money from defeating enemies and training, which you can invest in levelling up your moves to make the damage they deal per hit increase. This can help you to gain an edge over other players in the tournament, since some are really strong.
Aura Burst is the first of three special moves exclusive to the characters of Hypnotize. Aura Burst occurs when a character achieves enough power in order to unleash it in a special move. Every character has one Aura Burst, which reflects their personalities.
Deity Devastation is the second of three special moves exclusive to the characters of Hypnotize. Deity Devastation occurs when a character achieves significant power in order to unleash it in a special move. Every character in the game has one Deity Devastation, which reflects their Deity title.
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Hypnotize Extraordinaire is the main mode of the game, and the story mode of the game. In this mode, you play through a story of the game where you follow the paths of the fighters as they strive to become the best fighter they can be.
Hypnotize Towers are ladder-like fights that you can participate in. You will face off against rapid-fire battles against other characters generated by the AI, and you must defeat the previous one to move onto the next one. Towers can range in the amount of opponents, but the more opponents you must defeat, the more rewards you gain.
Some Towers also reset if you lose a battle, which makes the stakes even higher when playing those harder Towers. Some Towers also include online fights which leaves the door wide open to how difficult the fight will be.
In Hypnotize, there are fourteen planned playable characters to choose from in the default roster. They all specialise in one aspect of life, which gives them the title of "Deity". Their title heavily impacts them as a character, and other things about them like their attitude, personality, and move set in the game.
- May 19, 2016: Aruna revealed as the first playable character.
- June 15, 2016: Freia, Saber and Agrona revealed.
- July 12, 2016: Carme, Bellatrix, Kaiser, Saizo, Diarmaid and West revealed.
- July 31, 2016: West's design was revealed.
- August 29, 2016: Freia's design and Kodiak were revealed.
There are a ton of stages in Hypnotize. A lot of them relate to real life environments, which overall makes the game appear more realistic to view. There is currently an undetermined amount of stages playable in the game, as well as unlocked stages and downloadable stages which will be added after the game's release. So far, there are a total of 50 stages, comprised of 35 default stages, 10 unlocked stages, and 0 downloadable stages.
|Justice Pillar||Skyview Tower||Forest of Eternity||Tranquil Cafe||Sunset Hill|
|Rooftop Rampage||Isola Temple||The Courtyard||Rage Rapids||Diamond Caverns|
|Monumentum||Surrender the Throne||Last Stand||___'s Ice Palace||Psychedelic Rift|
|The Lost Chamber||Fateful Mansion||Fateful Cliffs||Constellation Conflict||Clockwork Tower|
|Sanctuary Street||Aloha Beach||Jakawok Marketplace||Arena Training||Shooting Star Bridge|
|___'s Pyramid||Dragonfly||Acid Baths||Tomb of the Fatal||Meteor Shower|
|Army Base||Area 101||Hanala Subway||Kenta Academy||The Pier|
|Warrior Shrine||Yin-Yang Elevator||Metropolis||The Wasteland||Battleships|
|Colour Code||Lava Pits||Spider Web||Freia's Kitchen||Fountain Frenzy|
Hypnotize has been positively received thus far.
- Hypnotize has a very flexible story line, making its replay value very high in terms of content.
- Numerous sequels have been theorised, but they seem unlikely at this point. Content packs are more than likely going to be added to the game as DLC, which reflects these sequel ideas.