Hi! my name is Miles, and I’m a true jack-ass 😀
Well, turns out you really are. Reporter Miles Upshur got kinked up by some insider info, telling to check this creepy asylum out, where certain experiments have been going on.
Will you go in guns-blazing? no… let’s just bring a camcorder that sucks juice faster than an iPhone -_-
Ok, so, honestly – my background with Silent Hill 1, 2, 3 and a little bit of 4, Amnesia: The Dark Descent (A Machine For Pigs pre-ordered), Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Slender: The Eight Pages + The Arrival – Outlast is a true pain in the ass A lot of the game mechanics remind of Amnesia, this time with a camcorder that has 1,5 meter ahead view. Run, hide and/or die is the way to go. I would have wanted to write a review while being much longer in the game, but MY GOD! I just can’t! This title sets the style for ‘horror’ and the more you get in to it, the more damn horrible it gets.
It hasn’t been that long ago since I finished Amnesia, which gave me a couple of minor heart attacks, but Outlast gave me an almost critical heart attack after 5 minutes in the actual scenery.
Anyway, enough about my spineless ways; here’s the game: You report, right? ok, so use your camcorder and report what you see! It’ll help you gaining notes and additional journal entries.
Along the way you will find evidence of weird shit going on in the asylum.
Your primary objective is to find your way out of this hell hole, batteries for your gadget, and diapers enough for you to last. I ran out of the last feature -_-
When you are confronted by an enemy, or at least when you hear one approaching you; HIDE! you can find a very black corner, or inside of a locker (trust me, you’ll love to stay in those).
Use total darkness and a headset, because you can hear your foes by their footsteps (and judge them by their location).
Miles will also breathe like a hyperventilating monkey while knowing he’s being chased – so use your instincts.
Main reason why I made this review so early is, because, if you like the horror genre (I mean it) – Outlast will definitely reward itself while building your own experience while playing it.
Controls are easy, just another FPS – I just found it convenient changing very few hotkeys on my mouse to make things easier.
I never heard of the producer, but, damn, for an Indie game; this one sure is worth the money!
My rig supports a lot of hot games on the highest graphics – can’t judge your experience… just don’t crap yourself playing this one.
Check out Redbarrels trailer here.