Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Spotlight: Until Dawn

Until Dawn
Playstation 4
Developer: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: 2015

Survival horror games usually follow the sequel trend from established franchises, but Until Dawn is a new IP that looks very promising. [1]

Eight friends spend a night in a cabin together to when one of them snaps. The story looks like your standard horror movie scenario and it will actually feature a solid cast, including Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Nashville).

The game itself looks like a more interactive Heavy Rain, allowing you to play out snap decisions to hide/run/engage a killer hunting you down. You will decide how the game plays out a lot, with Mass Effect like decisions of who lives and dies, with investigations of many areas filled with jump scares to determine who is at fault.

It even plays on your basic fears by asking you a small survey before hand and playing off of those fears. Scared of the dark? Scared of needles? Expect many situations where the lights are turned out and the killer chases you with a syringe. [2]

Overall it looks like an interactive horror movie, and that intrigues me. This is the dream game for anyone that has ever yelled at a character on a movie screen at the stupid decisions they make.

[1] - Supermassive Games - Until Dawn Official Website -
[2] - Polygon - Ps4 Horror Game Until Dawn is a pleasant surprise, even with its familiar horror tropes -

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