There are some spooky good game deals this week! Deals include Inside, Outlast 2, Beyond Two Souls, and More!
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Inside is brought to us by Playdead, the same creator that brought us Limbo. While it is best to go into this game blind, if you want to know a little more, keep reading.
Inside is a puzzle platformer that is absolutely stunning with subtle detail to finish off its presentation. Every frame and object in Inside has been carefully crafted all the way down to the dust in the air.
It’s easy to just get lost in the beautiful animations, moody lighting, and spooky sound design.
There are no instructions on how to play the game, but like limbo, it is simple 2d puzzle platforming. I won’t give away any of what unfolds, but I highly recommend giving Inside a play-though.
Limbo was a great game. I wouldn’t have thought Playdead would have outdone themselves, but they have, and in hordes.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a wonderful journey and does a great job of illustrating mental illness. Hellblade was developed with input from psychologists and college professors to make an experience that truly imitates psycosis.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is set in the 8th century. It includes aspects of exploration, psychological horror, puzzle solving, and melee combat.
Hellblade manages to tell Senua’s affliction of being haunted by “The Darkness” and the “Furies” which are the voices that speak to her inside her head.
While there is combat, most the game is about exploration and puzzle solving. Your psychosis even plays a role in solving multiple puzzles.
I would recommend playing Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice just for the way that it manages to represent and illustrate the mental illness so many people suffer from. Beyond that, it is also a great game!
The Talos Principle is a game that is great for people who love games that require thought.
Taking aspects of Portal and combining them with philosophy we are left with The Talos Principle. It is about 50% puzzle solving and 50% stretching the limits of your mind.
While I typically am not a huge fan of primarily puzzlers, I loved The Talos Principle. As you puzzle through the game you are also trying to solve the question, are you a person, or a machine.
The philosophical aspect of the game is what really hooked me. While there isn’t much new when it comes to the puzzling side of things, the amount the game makes you think it incredible.
Outlast 2 is a wonderful sequel that manages to build what made the first game so great. Outlast 2 is a highly anxiety inducing type of horror that manages to get the cortisol pumping.
Unlike the first game, which takes place in an asylum, there are multiple areas in Outlast 2. It is not what I would consider open world, but much more open and less linear than the original.
Outlast 2 is very disorientating which greatly adds to its anxiety inducing horror. Another aspect that manages to add to the inherit fear in this game is the way the lighting is presented. You have the feeling that your life could end any minute throughout the entire game.
If you want a horror game that manages to induce the same physical and psychological reactions that fear in the real world produces, Outlast 2 is a good bet!
Beyond Two Souls is less of a game and more of a cinematic experience. A Quantic Dream game, Beyond Two Souls shares many of the positives and negatives of other David Cage games.
In Beyond Two Souls you play as Jodie Holmes who has a separate soul named Aiden that has been attached to her since birth. You relive a good part of Jodie’s life from childhood through adulthood.
While there is co-op, I don’t recommend it. In co-op one player controls Jodie and the other controls Aiden. Unfortunately, the player playing Aiden will have much less to do and often will not be playing.
With a cast including William Dafoe and Elliot Page, Beyond Two Souls is a wonderful cinematic experience that changes based on your choices.
Beyond Two Soul is one of the top 10 games I finished last year. Throughout the entire game, I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I completed the roughly 10 hours playthrough in 2 days, which is much more gameplay than I normally have in that period of time.