By: Ope O.
Released in August 15th 2015 Until Dawn is current the one of the hottest games out there, and for good reason. It is a 17+ rated PS4 exclusive, and should come with a sign saying “All easily scared people, BEWARE”.
This game has a new kind of style which has the player choose make decisions and emphasizes the concept of the “Butterfly Effect”, meaning every choice you make can have monumental consequences .Watch as you shape the the story of 8 friends, knowing that you will have to make many different decisions, and live with the consequences of your actions.This, along with its ruthless high-definition gore and incorporation of teenage romance, is sure to be a thrilling ride.
The game follows a classic horror movie recipe: 8 friends travel out to a cabin on a mountain in Alberta, Canada, expecting to have a good time together in the woods although it is on the one year anniversary of the disappearance of their two friends. But the reunion quickly goes to hell when all the characters split up into smaller groups, each experiencing their own form of abnormal happenings.As expected, nothing good comes out of splitting up, I’ll leave it to you to find out what happens next..
After each segment of the game, you, as the player, are interviewed by a psychologist (played by Peter Stormaire) about what you fear and your thoughts on each character. This is another interesting angle of the game because as you are answering the analyst’s personal questions you further personalize, what is truly your own adventure through a horrifying story.
Interviewing a classmate, who is very interested in the Until Dawn and has developed very strong and informed opinions of the game, he talked about how he really enjoyed the style of the game. “ It’s a very good game but it’s not like a traditional game, it doesn’t have very much game play. It’s more like an interactive movie that is 9 hours long.”
In terms of visuals, the game spares no pains on making sure the graphics and animation is impeccable. There is the odd camera angle here and there, strange frames occasionally ruin the experience of the gamer, as it might be hard to find objects or pathways. But overall, the visuals are very realistic, and very stunning
All in all Until Dawn looks like a well crafted game that is unique and “wet your pants” kind of scary, and despite some small visual abnormalities, the game earned itself a solid 8/10 on game spot. Bottom line Until Dawn is a game you don’t want to miss.