The game has just been released on to Steam, but has been on my radar ever since they did their kickstarter campaign. for some reason it always intrigues me when a developer decides to with an 8 bit style game. Must be some sort of sentiment i have from when i was a kid. But i always like to check these game out when they arrive. But one thing i am not a fan off is horror type games, it’s just not my type of games, but this is still my weekly pick and here is why.
So i won’t be mentioning anything story related in this post, simply because it’s a very good story and i don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. It’s an homage to authors like H.P. Lovecraft. The game from the start sets the mood of the game. The first scene you see is from a guy who is going to hang himself (which you control, so you are doing it). After that you go to the character that you are going to play in the story, Jeremiah, and as you move through the story you see that things are connected and the mystery unravels.
So while this game is in 8 bit it does not take away from the experience you have, even so it might make it more spooky. It’s 8 bit very well done, and very easy on the eyes. Everything looks beautiful, and you immediately see what each object is supposed to be.
The horror part of the game. well i would not go as far to compare it to something like amnesia style horror. there are some “mild jump scares”. But what this game does do very good, is putting you on the edge of your seat. every step you take the music and sound effects will set the mood on it all. from dark rooms where you walk around with just a lantern to large hallways. In short the atmosphere in this game is very well done.
The game has 4 episodes included, and while the original game is free to some extend, the graphics in this version have been upgraded. It has an awesome soundtrack created by Carlos Voila. And the Steam edition has 4 extra mini episodes. Each episode you can complete in about 45 minutes to an hour. Depending on how long you look at things and want to discover every nook and cranny in the game.
So if you want some story driven suspense during the weekend, then i would recommend picking this one up: http://store.steampowered.com/app/284390/