[REC] Shutter is a horror game where you must progress through levels while avoiding the paranormal and solving puzzles. The story will progress as the player goes through the levels. This Game will not only focus on his recordings but even on his story and his life. You take the role of a reporter named Connor, which will be reporting Penny hill a dark hunted asylum. You will be equipped with the latest equipment; animated camera which includes night vision and a shutter effect. Filming every action you take and taking screenshot's of paranormal activity. Game will include feature's like fear, stealth, investigation and much much more.
Terrible key bindings (J for jump, really?), the character moves so slow, no options menu whatsoever, loading screens take 5 years, the tutorial is like 10 mins into actual gameplay when you already wasted 5 mins fumbling around the keys trying to get to the next area, oh, and the gameplay/story is terrible. Don't waste your time.
In this game I was absolutly in fear by the creature, or ghost as you call it from his dream. I was loving the ambient sound you created. [REC] Shutter was perfect until the end. I was soo pleased so imersed into this brilliant free horror experience until you broke the imersion by having a teleporting/teleportor television. I was fine with this given it was in his lucid dream, I was even throughly creeped out by the guy in the bathroom. To me personally the creepiest moment was the last one "Wake Up" on the wall and sudden music stop was so beautiful then you ended it.
Now for the small errors that make this a 9/10 instead of a 10/10. The first on was in the asylum you had a poorly place jump scare with the bathroom guy. You could/ve done better if it was in the vent with the body or you turn around and he is always stalking you. The second issue which is pretty large was found in the dream level. As you exit the bathroom your character has a chance to be stuck in the door so you are forced to crouch repeatedly or keep opening and shutting the door till you can leave. Same level and area key on sink has a delayed spawn quick fix nothing major i think its a three second delay. final bug i saw on the dream level was the bust, maniquines were sticking to the character.In the asylum level what is with that one random enemy. He is not really a threat nor is he scary he is slow and with the quite poor speed of sprint you are about the same speed as him making him not threatening at all in my opinion. move him to a hallways so he chases the player that would be a much more approperate use of his design and structure.
Finally I am not complaining this could stay or be changed would be to switch the home/dream level and asylum levels around the home level has the tutorial and the asylum tutorials are hard to see. While the ones in the home level are large and easy to see.
I hope you find this review helpful in some way, thanks for the game
My first 10 goes to, REC Shutter Demo! I played REC Shutter a long time ago on youtube, honest opinion, you'll see down below! I will show you why I chose to give this a 10 out of 5 things, Quality, Length, Scares, Lag and Story (Atmosphere and voice-acting, stuff like that goes in the Quality!)
First of all Quality: Perfect, just jumping right into it with a camera as what you are looking through crawling around inside vents and around mannequins is a good and creepy *** atmosphere! The camera part is a new thing I haven't seen anywhere else than in this game, awesome, love it! Length: Short, as expected, but this one doesn't matter if it's short or not, you dont really focus on it, either way everything that is happening around you feels like it's taking around 30 min. to finish when it was 16 min. I think :D Scares: Awesome, I got so scared when the monster with spikes behind the door opened, it was totally unexpected! It scared the f*ck out of me, not often does that happen xD Lag: Perfect, no lag at all :D and finally Story: I didn't get very much story, it's like you just put us right into the game not giving us a real objective, kinda drags down but not much, since it's a demo (I only played the demo, dont judge :P Joke)
Quality: 10 - Length: 9 - Scares: 10 - Lag: 10 - Story: 8 so as you can see this is the best demo I have ever played in my entire life, be proud of it, you really deserve it! BIG 10 to you!