Feb 252017

Episode 07: A Deadly Mind
“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it’s as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can’t explain his to us, and we can’t explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication … and there is the real illness.”
― Philip K. Dick

Very rapidly our journey through the dark mind of the artist in Layers of Fear ends… with the deepest and darkest layer of fear yet.
Game Horror Rating: ☠☠☠☠☠ (5/5 Skulls)

Game Review: ★★★★★ (5/5 Stars)
What to say about this game… I’m not even really sure where to begin. The game started out so nice and calm and then suddenly turned into a living nightmare – just the way we horror freaks like it.

Layers of Fear is a first person atmospherical horror game that takes psychological horror to a new level. Each part of the game is scarier than the last, reaching from a relaxing and nice atmosphere to a nightmare one just wishes to escape. I’m partially sad and happy that I’ve completed the game for this exact reason.
The various and often unexpected jumpscares really hit the spot and with the atmosphere and the great use of silence as a source of anxiety one responds severely even to things that aren’t in any way frightening under different circumstances.
The story is addictive and well written, yet confusing. One somewhat finds out what’s going on but what’s truly the matter remains unknown… to me anyways.
The graphics are absolutely great. Nothing more to say to that.
The sounds and atmosphere was extremely intense.
The gameplay took some getting used to for me, but it was alright once I’d figured it out a little.

Bottom line: I’ll definitely play Inheritance and can only recommend this game to any horror lover.
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