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HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO LIKE OFF AND YUME NIKKI AND STUFF, I’M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT A GAME CALLED OUTCRY

LISTEN HERE KIDDOS BECAUSE YOU’LL APPRECIATE THIS AMAZING GEM OF A GAME

So Outcry is this PC point and click adventure game made in 2008 by a small Russian game company, and the premise is that your brother has gone missing after doing some unknown experiments. You investigate his home and eventually recreate his experiment to figure out what happened to him, and then things become… well, you can see what it’s like above. 

This game is a beautiful surreal adventure that employs dream logic and intense imagery to create a somber, uncomfortable, and ambiguous atmosphere. The story is relatively open ended and free to interpretation, with the gameplay being illogically thematic (seriously though, don’t even play this without a guide). There’s never real danger, but you’ll find yourself nervous and unsettled by the sights and sounds around you. I wouldn’t describe it as horror, but more as… suspense.

ALSO THE GAME IS GODDAMN PRETTY SO THAT’S A PLUS TOO

IF YOU LIKE INDIE ABSTRACT/HORROR GAMES, YOU’LL LOVE OUTCRY. PLAY IT.