A new low for a once respected franchise. Take the worst elements of gaming in the last 10 years (hand holding linear singleplayer, broken AI, muddy graphics, bottom of the barrel multiplayer matchmaking, no modding support, nonsensical storyline that ***** all over established canon, very little content with the rest of the game cut to be sold as DLC later). It's all there. T0 top it off literally every piece of media they showed leading up to the long delayed release is 100% fake and not at all representative of the final game.
I am ashamed to admit that I'm not a big Adventure Game fan, despite loving the story for many of them I just don't find the gameplay interesting most of the time. But this here, this is special.
The level of maturity and absolute quality of the writing for the game, mixed with enjoyable gameplay and outstanding visual art direction is so impressive that I've honestly changed my opinion on indie games as a whole. If we view games as an art form, then let this game lead that view as we head forward because I will gladly play more games of this caliber.
Without spoiling anything, the characters are unique and relate able and remind you of people you've at least known at one point or another in your life, the puzzles I struggle to even call puzzles, as they just feel so fluid and part of the story.
Over the top praise aside- I really enjoyed it, the dark humor and serious moments mixed together so well and the dialog choices always felt right.
This game had me tilting my laptop screen right back at times, you never know where SHE will come, although you know when she Is near, because the song comes on and the screen goes weird, gotta say, that song is really creepy.
Opening that bottom drawer is a pain in the ***, but overall a lot scarier than slenderman and surely one the best creepy games out there!
Keep it up guys!
Only thing that i didn't like was one piece of music that didn't really fit the atmosphere. Everything else was spot on, nice non "forced" scares. Good puzzles.
There was way too much oil, and since you had the ability to carry candles it wouldn't have been necessary. But that doesn't really matter.
The sheer amount of time and effort being put into this game, is paying off each and every time, the realism of having to scavenge for food, unable to take on mass amounts of zombies without walking out of it with more or even severely injured has me creaming my pants with exictment