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Author Topic: Video Games: What are you playing?  (Read 74861 times)

Itachi

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Re: Video Games: What are you playing?
« Reply #1020 on: November 22, 2020, 10:01:46 am »
I just picked up Until Dawn for the PS4. It's essentially a teen horror movie in video game form, cast with digital versions of various actors including Hayden Panettiere, Brett Dalton, Rami Malek and Peter Stormare.

The gameplay is pretty basic, mostly walking around exploring and finding clues, combined with quicktime events at dramatic moments. There are choices you can make along the way that have repercussions later on, and there are multiple possible endings. The nice thing about the branching storylines is that the game makes these explicit, with a "butterfly effect" graphic that appears, and a screen in which you can review the various decision/success/failure points and the effect that they had on the current game, which should make it easy to replay for different results.

I picked it up used for $20, and for that price I am happy with it. The graphics are nice, with good likenesses of the actors, certainly better than recent wrestling games for instance. So far the storyline is decent, and the horror is a blend of creepy tension and scenery, with some action, jump scares, and gore.
If you liked Until Dawn, take a look at Detroit. It's an identical premise only in a sci-fi transhumanist story.

There's also The Council, but this one is slightly different, more of a rpg social simulator than adventure. Pretty good too.