Tag: Horror

Little Nightmares: The Hideaway Review

A Recurring Dream

HIGH The furnace room is a hub, and it was satisfying to repeatedly return to it.

LOW This time around, the “Inside-lite” label is earned.

WTF Interacting with the Nomes is the core mechanic — the AI should work better than it does.


The Evil Within 2 Review

The Dream Is Collapsing

HIGH Exploring Union.

LOW The writing, and Tango’s expectation that we care this time.

WTF So their intent is to put everyone on the planet in this machine?!


Perception Review

Alone In The Dark

HIGH The bubble wrap room.

LOW The echolocation hook doesn’t build to anything satisfying.

WTF Why doesn’t Cassie’s voice produce sound waves?


Inmates Review

Mystery Meat HIGH A solid-enough intro. LOW My character recoiling in terror at Roy the security guard. WTF That English translation. Yikes.   I can’t find much information on Davit Andreasyan, the creator of Inmates. This appears to be his first commercial videogame, and if the credits are to be […]

Distrust Review

Emphasizing The Importance Of Coffee

HIGH Finding an adrenaline shot right as a teammate is about to die.

LOW Some occasionally unreliable pathfinding.

WTF How the hell do I use anomaly traps?


Observer Review

We’ll Remember That For You, Whether You Want It Or Not

HIGH Taking my first trip inside someone’s subconscious.

LOW Spending twenty minutes getting killed by a Cybogre over and over again.

WTF This is the second game I’ve played this week set in 2084. We get it. You like Orwell.