Thursday, July 7, 2016
INSIDE Review: Should I Like A Game That Makes Me Think of the Holocaust
Something's wrong. Something's so very wrong. And not with the game's simple mechanic of jumping and going left or right, that's all you have to start with. No gun, no lasers, just the ability to time yourself to not get seen.
What's wrong is this scenario. Other people are wearing masks. There hunting people who aren't wearing masks and it looks like society has fallen. You're alone and trying to survive. There are no details. That's just the start of the game.
Puzzles, you have to solve them...or else. Just like Limbo you have some clever puzzles to solve with timing and placing certain items and just interacting with the environment. Hats off again to Playdead for making a game that has you doing so much, with so little moves by your character. Just jump and interact and that's it.
Something worse, in that this invasion or control of people might not even be from man. I'm finding a lot of dead animals, oh, and that head gear that let's me control others. I don't remember being able to do that in any war movie. To add to the gameplay and give yourself some more arms and legs there are control helmets around that let you control people. This adds a new level to puzzles as you have to figure how having more people at your command can help you. It also begs the question, what the Hell is going on?
INSIDE is a game you play late at night and alone to get the spookiest of experiences. It scares me. It scares me in a good way. With realistic overtones to whatever the Hell is happening it's a game hard to pass up when it freaks you out so well.
INSIDE is on Steam and Xbox One