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Until Dawn is still fun

Date: 2020-10-09

Until Dawn is a movie-like horror game from 2014. There are many well-known young actors are there, including Oscar winner Rami Malek. The game is about a group of young people having fun in big lodge in the mountains in Canada, when a tragedy happens. One year later they return to that place, and this is where the fun begins. Can you keep them alive? Who is pulling the strings? And are those monsters are after us, or maybe ghosts too?

The game - unlike in that genre - truly is about choices. Means you can truly loose everybody, and save everybody, or loose some people. These are not fake choices, although some characters can die sooner than others. However even in the last 5-10 minutes of the story you can loose characters.

The actors are all motion captured, and they look exactly like in real life. You probably won't see the same playthrough, because people have different preferences and thinking in certain situations.

It's also PS4 only, which means watching is the only "playing" for me, but it's still fun, even after those years, no matter if somebody plays it for the first time or the fifth time.

Gameplay wise, it has a lots of QTE, where we either need to think about quickly, in seconds, or we have a little bit more time. And there are parts where you have to hold the controller steady, otherwise you fail. The game uses fix camera angles, like Alone in the Dark and the original Resident Evil. But they are did it right. Plus we are either in a giant house, or tight corridors.

The game is beautiful no matter of exteriors or interiors. The actors give good performances, and we can be in a horror movie, that got all the tropes, but in a good way. If you are fun of the genre, it's good to play alone, or with friends (watching too).

This post is day 72 of the #100DaysToOffload project. I am really close to finish, so the next 30 days I will write something every day!

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