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Datura video shows allegorical oddness
AFP
March 19, 2012
First Published: 14:06 IST(19/3/2012)
Last Updated: 14:19 IST(19/3/2012)
A poster graphic for 'Datura'. Photo: AFP
As much about dream-like states or an exploration of life after death as it is a game, the PlayStation 3's upcoming Datura is full of odd choices and seemingly disconnected consequences.

A video recorded at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco shows Datura opening in a forest scene.

Anthropomorphic trees and hidden cabinets, disembodied hands, people and prizes trapped below frozen lakes -- these things pass for normal within the world of Datura.

Director Michal Staniszewski cites both Dante and David Lynch as influences; Datura's allegorical nature makes for easy comparison with other titles such as Myst, The Path, Dear Esther and Journey.


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