A realistic adventure with a focus on puzzles and logical thinking, based in a fictional lodge. You must uncover the secrets the place holds, all the while fighting for your life in the bitter cold of the Northern Rocky Mountains...
I think this story is amazing! The house itself is so extremly well detaild and the layout is just epic!
The story is good and for once not original, which in my opinion is a good thing. I also love the scares! There are pretty few scares, but due to the fact that the wolf can sneak by on you at anytime in more or less every room is so spooky and is keeping you on the guard during the whole gameplay more or less. I even accidently ran right on to the wolf once. He took the way at the kitchen and I didn't hear him so I ran right on him :p
I also loved your cassettes and the fact that you can combine them and listen to them how many times as you like. I also loved the puzzles! I admit, some of them are a bit hard to solve. Almost too hard. I do like challanges thought.
And I agree with the others, add subtitles. I understood mostly everything, but I know alot of people don't
Not much bad I can say about it actually. A bit hard to solve some of the puzzles and subtitles should be added. Oh, and the wolf upstairs can spawn over and over again which is pretty annyoing to be honest and the story could sometimes lagg, otherwise awesome!
10/10 - Masterpiece
Fantastic story! This custom story had me searching on my feet for hours. Great story, great environment, and perfect use of horror. The feeling of being stuck in a lodge in the middle of a snow dense forrest. It just gave me chills. I couldn't stop playing this. I'm giving a 8/10. Everything about this was amazing. The only reason I'm not giving it a 10/10 is that I think it could have been a bit longer. Possibly more rooms and more puzzle within the house? I really enjoyed the puzzle tapes and was actually sad once it ended. I also felt as though once you reached the basement, I had a feeling the story would end soon. Maybe due to not much to do down there?
Grats on the great story man.
This TC is absolutely amazing and I'm finding it very difficult to even find flaws!
The level design for each area was really intriguing and your use of the standard ATDD models (and all those custom models) was interesting and really enhanced the gameplay. I enjoyed having the interior of the house in (mostly) one main piece - it made the whole aspect feel much more realistic. It's a shame that the highest level of detail comes at the cost of optimization (I have a slow computer), but it was a very immersive and detailed game even without the extra bits!
I can't think of anything to criticize since the only things I can think of a stylistic choices and not genuine criticism (such as the method you used for time transitions - showing the gradual change in darkness might cause more anticipation fear respones). But I'm not complaining (much) since these are really minor things and they didn't have a huge effect on my enjoyment.
Overall, I'm definitely giving this a 10/10 - you definitely deserve it!
Not sure if I'm super dumb or the puzzles are really complicated. The game has it's atmosphere as scary as Amnesia The Dark Descent can be. The lack of sounds makes this hunter's lodge an amazingly scary place to be in. I love how you detailed every single bit of the story. Like, if you fall down the sky turns dark, and if you decide to try and leave this place while it's dark, wolves spawn and kill you. The custom models are amazing as well! The whole detailing and level design is on top level. That's one of the biggest pros. The cons however are there as well. The house is really big, so it might become really confusing where you have to go. It's hard already with these riddles, and the lack of subtitles does not help. I seriously think you should put some subtitles while the tapes are playing, since even though the voice acting is good, it might still be not understandable or clear. What I disliked mostly was the ending of the story. From ever since you got out of the house, the ending is far too long to be considered 'climatic'. Shorten the ending scenes, since you lose the viewers interest with that long final scenes. First you get out, then you pass out, then you run and fall down somewhere, then you wake up and run again, then you run and run and in the end you die... Really long. Although everything else seems epic, the ending really didn't manage to impress me.
Rating would go 9/10 for now, since with that kind of design and custom items, and with that scary atmosphere I cannot give it a lower rating. A really great story!