Where most RPGs just drag on, this one’s got a dragon
It feels like Hideki Kamiya, Bayonetta creator and serial Twitter abuser, has been working toward Scalebound for some time. Through his work runs the theme of the small calling on the big, be it demons woven from Bayonetta’s hair or the tiny citizens of The Wonderful 101 uniting into towering blades and whips. In the pairing of Scalebound’s human, Drew, and dragon, Thuban, we see that same relationship played out in frantic real time. As the former nimbly murders foot soldiers with swords, spears and other pointy implements, his pet crushes their barracks, or belches flames at giant insects that wander into the fray. Where Kamiya once used massive beasts as the payoff to a desperate struggle, here one’s on-screen at all times. And it is mesmerizing.