Westworld is known for slipping elaborate story hints into its viral advertising material, giving fans an early take a gander at up and coming plot developments. Westworld: The Maze, a short diversion discharged today for Amazon Alexa gadgets, does the inverse. It’s a cunning tie-in account that draws on players’ current learning of Westworld lore — or if nothing else their expertise at exploring the Westworld wiki.
The Maze follows a voice-controlled “pick your own enterprise” design that other Alexa diversions have utilized. You play a host who’s simply starting to wake up to the idea of Westworld’s actual reality, because of some enigmatic counsel from a strange character in Westworld’s Sweetwater cantina. You will probably locate the focal point of a figurative labyrinth, however, to achieve this, you additionally need to keep up the presence of being a customary host. That implies accurately noting other hosts’ inquiries regarding spots, occasions, and individuals.
On the off chance that you’ve truly been staying nearby Sweetwater, for example, you can tell the town sheriff which protest Dolores Abernathy dropped in the city that morning. (As Westworld fans may recollect, it’s a jar of a consolidated drain.) If you need to join a Revolutionary pioneer, you have to know who he’s battling (the Confederados) and where they’re from (New Virginia). Noting a few questions wrong will get you slaughtered or incapacitated, while effectively noting others will simply amaze has with your uncanny speculating capacities. The inquiries are sprinkled with more customary CYOA choices, in the long run, piping you toward either a terrific disclosure or an unceremonious restart at the cantina.
THE LINK BETWEEN MEMORY AND IDENTITY, EXPLORED THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF QUIZ
Westworld the indicate is about the connections amongst memory and personality, and The Maze marries its topics well with the essential fun of noting random data questions. It’s a short affair — around 20 minutes — yet with an unusual arrangement of conceivable scenes. Regardless of whether the diversion’ isn’t as ludicrously multifaceted as HBO’s real-life Westworld, it has a rich and cleaned radio-show vibe, finish with voice acting from Westworld’sBernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Clementine (Angela Sarafyan). The engineers even shrouded a cloud, metatextual Easter egg for writers who may cover the diversion — when Rose the cantina supervisor requests that what you need drink close to the start of the amusement, inquire as to whether she knows the writers of these articles, or my associates Bryan Bishop and Tasha Robinson.
The diversion, notwithstanding, is additionally an update that Alexa doesn’t precisely have level smarts. You aren’t having discussions, quite recently gushing particular words and expressions. I bombed no less than one cycle in light of the fact that my Amazon Echo didn’t comprehend my answers.
So in case you’re stress over man-made consciousness obscuring the line amongst human and machine, then The Maze should put those worries to rest until further notice. In any case, it’s a keen little investigation, created with all the care we’ve generally expected from Westworld’s creators.
Westworld: The Maze is accessible for nothing on any Amazon Alexa-empowered gadget. You can play by empowering the ability of a similar name through your Alexa buddy application, at that point saying “Alexa, open Westworld.”