Nasty, brutish and not nearly short enough
If you’ve ever wanted to experience crucifixion from a first-person perspective, Outlast 2 [official site] will let you scratch that one off your bucket list. Moving away from the first game’s psychiatric hospital, developers Red Barrels unearth another necropolis’ worth of horror tropes in a splatterfest about apocalypse, antichrists and clashing cults.
The most frustrating thing about Outlast 2 is that it’s few redeeming features deserve a far better game around them. Read the rest of this entry »
I just can't buy the batteries
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.
As a survival horror fan, I was at first willing to overlook the asylum-set Outlast’s [official site] stigmatisation of issues of mental health because it was a concept I thought otherwise sounded interesting. A combat-less scare fest that swaps Amnesia’s gas lantern for a camcorder with diminishing battery power? That’ll do me. But then I discovered its real horror: the batteries themselves.
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