Welcome to Amaluuk research station, we hope your stay is a productive and pleasant one.
The Amaluuk Research Station is a seemingly lifeless place: one that would be creepy to explore in perfectly normal circumstances. The fact that you have just seen, in an opening cutscene, the death of several soldiers to an unseen entity lifts it beyond that however. The facility may seem lifeless but you know that is just a façade: there is something in there with you and it is going to kill you.
Couple that feeling with the atmosphere Black Snow creates out of eerie ambient sounds and, occasionally, brilliant set design and you get a game that can chill you to the bone. The low visibility of the bitter cold tundra that separates the game's many rooms, increases this feeling, making you feel isolated and vulnerable: especially as staying in the misty tundra too long causes your life to fall.
Black Snow is fundamentally a puzzler in the vain of the old Point and Click Adventures. You collect items in a scavenger hunt fashion and then combine these items with each other or the environment to proceed. A Monster provides some survival horror elements but that would be more fun to discover on your own, I will say that it doesn't do much to please you and will probably feel an afterthought. The puzzling can be weak at times: it is often not intuitive enough and it can cause a great deal of frustration.
There is a lot to enjoy in Black Snow and the few hours that you will spend playing it are definitely worth the download.
Black Snow isn't one of your average horror games or mods. Not like FEAR, not like Silent Hill. It offers a different perspective from the eyes of a crewmember sent to repair a 'communications' disruption along with their team. In the not too distant future, you find yourself being hunted by a strange form of alien life, and seperated from your small crew. You are forced to find and gather supplies in order to continue pushing further. Your light is your only hope of survival. The cold isn't the only thing that can kill you. The soundtracks are quite well composed, the mapping is superior and the plot follows the script. I would have paid at least half-price if at all for this.
This is a really scary game, and is very good at letting you get in the atmosphere, I honestly felt cold when I was playing. And not showing any clear monster makes it really freaky, just something lurking in the dark. I would really recommend this game
Cons-It is very hard to find out what to do sometimes unless you look at every square inch in the map, and sometimes it's too dark to see where you are going, that combined with the fact that there is clutter on the ground makes it hard to run away sometimes, and there could be a little more heaters. The only other problem I have is the ending, which is abrupt and unsatisfying, however you do good in making some loose ends, hopefully setting up a sequel. ("Don't leave" on the wall and the key in the block, and the "coincidence" of the lights turning off)
So overall, great, horrifying game that is fun to play, but could use some tweaks here and there and a sequel
This mod is great !
horrific atmosphere, slow vision range, no flashlight, realistic environement... (Clarisse is pretty !)
The mod is short, the map is small, but you can be lost several times anyway.
I would have give 9/10, but...
The end is too abrupt and frustrating.
A great mod anyway, for peoples who loveto be scared in the dark
Amazing mod, everything was perfect about it.
The only thing I wish would have been changed would be the fact that its so short for the size that it is.
There should be more content and shouldnt have ended so abruptly...
Even if there was hidden story plots that ment for it to end like that.
I know there was a hidden backstory with the one lady and islamic guy but comon... You could've had so much more content..!