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From Frédérick Raynal, the creator of Alone in the Dark and pioneer of survival-horror, 2Dark is a grim journey of stealth and courage into the heart of corruption. Use your cunning to infiltrate Gloomywood's bastions of cruelty. Investigate to uncover the secrets of the deranged psychopaths within, seek retribution for their crimes, and bring the children to safety. Plagued by a string of child abductions, darkness hangs over the once-picturesque city of Gloomywood like a curse, smothering hope and paralyzing its citizens with fear. Having seen his own wife slain and his children taken, former detective Mr. Smith vows to find justice and bring an end to the misery. But, if only it were so simple. From dubious streets and suspicious dwellers, to the pack of smokes in your pocket and the betrayal of your own footsteps, danger infests every corner and crevice. Doubt everything in this trap of a city where death is the only certainty.
My first review ever. :)br>
I just bought the game blind after watching the trailer. I'm not very good at stealth games but I love horror settings. I decided to make a Letu00b4s Play project out of it. If you are still undecided, after all... the game costs 20€, you are welcome to drop by to get an impression of it.
Nevertheless I would like to write about my experiences with the game so far. I'm still pretty much at the beginning and even if it's a top down pixel game I was immediately captivated by the atmosphere. It's tricky to decide whether to take the 'brutal' or wants to try to get past guards etc. without being seen. For me, it's usually a mixture of both. What is sometimes really annoying is the fact that you can only take objects if you look directly at them. So you can't 'reach around the corner' to get something to go unseen. Also, this mechanics sometimes reacts a bit sluggish. So you sneak through the worlds and try to save the children who were kidnapped and use an old cliché. Kids follow you when you throw candy at them. If you wouldn't save the children, you'd probably feel like a kidnapper yourself. However, the children start crying when you leave them alone in the dark or start screaming when they see a corpse, for example, which could turn the game upside down completely, a kidnapper should hear the children. So you should always be on your guard and always have a plan B in mind. :)My conclusion so far is positive. The game is very atmospheric, I think the music is really good and fits very well. Unfortunately, the mechanics with which you take objects makes the fun a bit broken, but maybe only I see it that way. As I said, I'm not very good at these games in general. Since I don't know how long the game will take until you get through it because I'm still in the middle of it, I can't tell if I can recommend it at this price. At the moment it is 20% cheaper but still. If you are still undecided, watch some gameplay videos and get it or wait for the next sale. I hope my review was at least a little helpful. :)
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