House of Ashes, the next game in Supermassive’s Dark Pictures franchise, just hosted a hands-off gameplay reveal and it seems as if the developers are focused as much on making up for missteps in previous entries as they are at telling a compelling story this time around. Given the content of the preview, I’d say they have a pretty good chance of accomplishing everything they’ve set out to do.
Tag: Supermassive Games
Darkest Before The Dawn
HIGH The ruined house fight.
LOW The inexplicably awful ending.
WTF Seeing the tchotchkes in The Curator’s library.
Never Vacation With An Ashmore
HIGH The ballroom scene.
LOW I can’t skip old dialogue and cutscenes when replaying the game?
WTF Dear god, he’s been watching me this whole time!
Greetings! You may know me as the author of the definitive Dead to Rights article (the longest videogame review ever – proving quality doesn't matter as long as you have quantity), the definitive Heavy Rain article, the definitive LA Noire article, and, of course, the still-unfinished definitive series of articles about Deadly Premonition. Then again, you probably don't know me, so consider that a super-self-aggrandizing hello. Point is, today I'm here to offer another definitive look at a video game – this time, it's PS4 interactive horror movie Until Dawn!
Actually, DO Go in There
HIGH Getting everyone out alive. Narrow second-place: getting everyone killed.
LOW Having a character die to the not-great combat QTEs.
WTF We can't make these recaps skippable?
HIGH Finally getting my hands on a shotgun and killing [REDACTED].
LOW The capriciousness of whether Matt lives or dies.
WTF Evil Clown!