It’s not often you get to unapologetically play the bad guy. When you do there are always moral dilemmas, and reasons why you’re doing the bad thing. That doesn’t seem to be the case in Carrion, however. It’s a new “reverse-horror” made by Phobia Game Studio and published by Devolver Digital, in which you play as a monstrous amalgamation of blood and tentacles. Your goal? Find your way out of a maze-like lab and consume every person you meet along the way.
I suppose this hideous clump of meat isn’t truly the bad guy. It’s an alien creature being held captive by some nasty human scientists. You’d be mad, too, if you were trapped in a scary facility being tested on. Joke’s on the scientists, though, how on earth did they think they could keep you captive? And they just keep throwing more people in your way for you to absorb and grow from, allowing you to discover all new abilities to murder them with – fools!
Everyone talks a lot about how Carrion reminds of John Carpenter’s The Thing, but it’s kind of how I imagine it might be to play Prey 2017 as one one of the freaky Typhon aliens. But like, playing as an actual Typhon and not them just pretending to be an object or something.