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  1. DreadOut


    #758922014-05-16 13:33:58 *DarkChaplain said:

    I've been looking forward to this game releasing since... well, June 2013 at the very least. It is part of the latest wave of Horror releases, and while I myself can't stomach playing horror games without getting completely freaked out (immersion be damned!), I still feel the urge to make this thread about it.

    I present to you:

    http://i.imgur.com/ygAbNjr.png

    Website - Steam - Youtube

    Story

    When twilight fades. Where darkness reigns.
    DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate.
    Help her overcome the challenges that will stand before her. Survive the Dread!

    When a group of high school students went astray from a field trip, they came across something totally unexpected. A town long forgotten trapped in a peaceful state of slumber. What they did not realize was what lurks within. And what seemed like an innocent stroll turns into disaster as the secluded town reveals its dark and terrible secrets. The presence of sinister forces from beyond their realm of existence.

    It all comes down to Linda. She will experience stirrings of unfamiliar powers, emerging from within herself. These new found abilities might just be the only way she can save her own life and those of her friends.

    Features

    • Explore a haunted environment in an Asian – Indonesian setting.
    • Battle against terrifying beings from a supernatural realm.
    • Solve mysterious puzzles that block your path.
    • Switch between first person and third person view.
    • Engage in a thrilling storyline full of twists.
    • Get access to Linda’s unlockable wardrobe

    NOTE!
    DreadOut currently only supports 64bit OSs due to utilizing roughly 2 gigabytes of RAM. Due to restrictions with old 32bit systems, the game wasn't stable enough as it was. 32bit support is in development as the developers optimize the game for it, but is, again, currently not available.
    Similarly, Linux and Mac versions seem to be planned as well.

    The game is currently available for ~15 bucks on Steam. The current version is Act 1 of the story, with Act 2 being a free content update down the line.

    If you are mad enough to risk playing this game, please feel free to share your experiences here - but remember! Use !!![Spoiler] tags

  2. #759122014-05-16 20:34:30Teru said:

    I don't know if I should buy or not, because I know that I'll pussy out later, just like I did for 6 weeks with Amnesia: A machine for pigs

  3. #759232014-05-16 22:43:02DarkChaplain said:

    @Teru
    Which is as it should be. Its just that a lot about the atmosphere was rather hamfisted and inconsistent, and the lack of actual gameplay features, even compared to The Dark Descent, was ridiculously disappointing. Leave it to The Chinese Room to turn another studio's horror game into a straight-up walking simulator, I guess...

  4. #761512014-05-19 07:32:41 *Lieutenant said:

    Simple game, and hey, taking pictures with smart phones, love the ghost concept from Indonesia, could have been longer and a lot better with different maps and such which we could probably see in the future. First impression though, Fatal Frame. The voice acting itself is not bad really.