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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.

Sublustrum.

Hel took a nervous sip of her whiskey and ran trembling fingers through her messy hair. You won’t have to wait for long… the words echoed through her mind, yet there she was, waiting and no sign of Loki. Her breath hitched and she tried to calm herself down. The past hours were about nervous trembling, smoking, drinking whiskey, then coffee, then whiskey again, and more smoking. The floor was covered with some of the Milton’s possessions she had already gotten hold of: old maps, books, some weird looking artifacts. Hel tried to study those, but was on the edge of a break down. Nicholas had to be stopped. Had to be killed and stripped of his power! But if Loki failed, then baby brother’d come after her, and would not rest. He’d feed her soul to a demon and use her body as a stuffed toy. Argh. No. Loki had to win, he just had to! “There is no way a sorcerer like him can lose, no way,” the woman tried to calm herself and lit yet another cigarette after she placed her glass on the floor. She looked like a mad scientist who was so close yet far from a break-through: her eyes glistening with a set of dark emotion, heart was beating erratically, mind was working in a most unusual of ways, as she struggled to focus on the ways to find immortality.

Игры проходят мимо, какие игры мы упускаем...

Лично я как-то занят разного рода делами и работой, прочими увлечениями, что уже практически перестал интересоваться играми в общем плане. Я имею в виду то, что в году выходят тысячи игр, а в моё поле зрения попадает всего несколько сотен, а покупаю и запускаю итого меньше. Как правило играю в мелкие инди-игры и в большие AAA-проекты, которые заинтересовывают с первых же упоминаний. Например, сейчас играю в «The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt», жду «Doom 4» и «Fallout 4» от Bethesda. На этом пока всё.

Раньше мой кругозор в области видеоигр был куда шире. Наверное, сказывалось то, что я после школы или университета шёл с друзьями домой, заходил в разнообразные магазины с дисками, коих раньше было очень много, разглядывал витрины, что-то обсуждал на ходу с друзьями, продавцами и т.д. А сейчас в лучшем случае посмотрю ТОП 10… Читать дальше »