Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Spotlight: Soma

PC - Playstation 4
Developer: Frictional Games
Publisher: Frictional Games
Release Date: September 22nd, 2015

Frictional Games is no stranger to the survival horror genre, as their title Amnesia: Dark Descent became one of the biggest survival horror games of late. Soma looks to be a similar experience in a completely different environment.

Taking place in an underwater lab, little is known besides the fact that you will encounter a multitude of monstrosities that you must avoid to escape the research facility, using noisy distractions and peeking around corners to snake your way around danger. Unlike Dark Descent, the character you play will be fully voiced and interact with other entities along the way, including a disassembled robot with a sarcastic sense of humor.

Needless to say the gameplay shown thus far is terrifying all its own. The isolation of being underwater with the sounds of heavy machinery only amplify the wariness as you turn a corner. The enemies you face look to be part machine part alien, and the mystery that surrounds them is intriguiging to say the least.

Expect plenty of reaction videos on Youtube this September.

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