Layers of Fear is a single player psychological horror video game developed and published by Bloober Team for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game features an interesting plot, music score, and atmosphere that will make you love and hate it at the same time.
Our members Sunsetflamefox and DJGil20 were able to play the game first hand and give us information about what they thought the Blooper Team did well and what should be improved upon.
The game starts off with you entering a household and exploring the controls. Like most beginnings of games this has it’s tutorial aspects. However, unlike most games this tutorial lasted a total of 10-15 seconds depending on your reading speed. After that, you are on your own. There’s no pop-up hints or arrows that will tell you where to go. Depending on what kind of gamer you are you will either love this mechanic or hate it.
From there, you are left to your own devices and have to progress the story and your understanding of what is to happen, by exploring the areas provided. Contrary to other games that tell you where to go or what to do, Layers of Fear will not tell you what to do unless you find clues from newspaper articles, trinkets, or drawings.
Without giving to many spoilers, the game progresses as you learn about the tragic happening between a well-known artist and a rising performer.
Overall, this game takes stereotypical horror scenes, such as mysterious closing doors, floating tables, and paranormal like tendencies, to it’s peak performance. From classic jump scenes to creepy sounds Layers of Fear will immerse you into the world of artistic beauty and pain, while keeping you on the edge of your seat, not knowing what will come at you next.
While our reviewers have yet to play the release DLC for Layers of Fear, they are very eager to collect said DLC and continue with more skin crawling mystery.
Layers of Fear is a beautiful masterpiece that will thrill you and keep you constantly wanting more. It is definitely worth the time to play through and see everything there is to see. If you like a game with thrills while also questioning if you are seeing things, this game will be sure to entertain you. You can get Layers of Fear as well as the DLC “Inheritence” on Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
QSN Media Rating: 9/10
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