07 September 2011


Gaming Genres:  FPS, Survival, Platformer
Story Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Thriller
Graphical Styles: 3D, Realism, High Resolution
Platforms: Windows
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): thechineseroom
Publisher(s): thechineseroom
Initial Release Date: September 19, 2009
Website(s): ModDB Entry
A dark psychological thriller set within a mental patients mind with the not-quite narration of a physiologist who is assigned, and eventually becomes obsessed, with his case. In the game you life is a dream post-apocalyptic world populated with Collectors, dark clouds that chase you around attack you whenever possible.

While the game seems riddled with problems I cannot help but love the horrendously dark physiological dialogue that is very well complimented with the survival horror gameplay.

But now to the bad parts. At least on my system it was incredibly unstable and I ended up completely stuck at some point near the end. Also the platforming can be a pain, and often seems that you are attempting impossible feats (that are still not all that satisfying to accomplish); It feels like you are going places that the developer could not possibly want you to go, which could be what the developer was looking for but it was still too annoying at some points not to point it out as a potential bad part of the game. Also it can be very hard to figure out where you are supposed to go and do, and just too open of a world. At two points I just completely gave up and just used the console to cheat my way to a victory.

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