Layers of fear masterpiece edition


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Fantastic audiovisual experience, amazing effects that bring the game to life, well paced, decent length, story is a little hard to understand if you don't read all the text pieces, not much in way of puzzles, opening as many doors as you do can get a little tiring after a few hours. Games since have been trying to copy its experience, but is this such a bad thing? I think not as P.T. showed us what we have forgotten, the overall scare factor and how the atmosphere can do that. You don't need cheesy monsters, jump scares, or even great visuals. The Just plain old atmosphere can do the job just fine. Layers of Fear is an indie horror game that is probably one the most insane I have played in a long time. The game did have a forlorn and eerie atmosphere, but just visual trip it gives you is just mind blowing. You play as a crippled painter in the early 20th century who is trying to complete his masterpiece. The game starts out just fine while you wander around an old mansion opening drawers and finding pieces of text that help tell the story. Layers of Fear's only goal is that you walk through doors. You will open more doors than you would like to in a video game. Once you get through your first door and into the main hub, which is your painting room, things go crazy. The game is very linear where you walk room to room and enjoy a visual acid trip that never stops or gives you breaks. As you think there's no way out you will turn around and a painting will pop up behind you and start melting. Turn around again and the room changes or a ghost appears in your vision. What kept me going was that I wanted to know what was in the next room. It was like a funhouse but scary. Each room was always different and I never felt bored or that I wanted the game to stop. There are six major pieces you need to collect to finish the game and each one is themed. For example, one piece is a finger and you slowly build up the story on how you took that finger. It doesn't tell you directly, but through crazy visual cues and clues you can figure out what happened. The game is also a bit of a collect-a-thon as you can open drawers and search around each room for clues and allows you to unlock achievements. There are actually three different endings, but I can't quite understand how to get them. There are no choices in the game, but maybe taking different paths? Each area is so linear that there's only one way to really go so figuring out what ending you get is a huge mystery. There also isn't much thinking in this game, there were maybe 3 or 4 puzzles and they required almost no skill to work out. I feel there should have been more puzzles, but that would have slowed down the pace of the game. You literally run around opening door after door and experiencing the next visual freak out like a roller coaster ride. There are also no enemies to run or hide from. The only ghosts that appear in the game are supposed to get you as it's part of the story. The visuals are fantastic as the game has amazing lighting effects, tense atmosphere, and there's so much detail and so many different objects everywhere. The way some of the set pieces play out is pretty insane and required a lot of care and detail. The visual effects alone from warping, shifting, melting, and various other effects are pretty amazing as you don't see many of these in games. All this was done with the Unity engine was is also pretty impressive. The audio in this game is quite amazing with a lot of variety and each sound effect put into the right place at the right time. Overall, Layers of Fear is well worth a playthrough and it's quite scary and you never want to stop. The great pacing, visuals, and amazing roller coaster ride of effects is something you don't see in games very often. If you're tired of cheesy horror gimmicks of most indie games then look no further. This game may be short, but it's got a lot of soul and heart for what it is.

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Layers of Fear is psychedelic first person horror game from Blooper Team, published by Aspyr Media. And we are going to start at the end: Layers of Fear is a game you play in the dark with headphones on, and no one else around. I think its actually much better than it gets credit for on the surface (pun intended), and you’ll see that too if you take the time to experience everything the game has to offer. Highly recommended for fans for horror, and/or those that enjoy first person narrative exploration type games. Make sure you bring an extra pair of pants. And after you inevitably change those pants, the Layers of Fear: Inheritance DLC may give you the catharsis that you need.

And that’s pretty much all there is to say, because to talk about this game with any greater level of detail would spoil your playthrough. It would be like posting a review of a haunted house, or a magic trick. Explaining what it is takes something away from your own experience. So if Layers of Fear seems like it is in your wheelhouse, go get it, play it, and then lets talk about it. I’ll wait…

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Ok…  played the game? Some spoilers follow.

Layers of fear follows the story of an insane painter on his journey to create his magnum opus. He returns to a house that, without any other activity, is thoroughly creepy in itself. It is on this journey through this painters quest, and the exploration of his reality, that the player takes part in creating this work.

Horror and comedy are probably two of the toughest things to pull off in a video game, mostly because games offer the player freedom to do whatever they would like within the constraints of the game. Going on this journey with the artist and maintaining the pace is the true success of this game. Layers of Fear wants to make you jump, get nervous, and hesitate with every step — it is the type of game that, once you stop playing, makes your body surge with adrenaline when you hear a noise in your own house in the middle of the night. In those respects, Layers of Fear does a masterful job of creating the right atmosphere with a visually rich environment, a soundtrack that sets the right tone, and great sound effects (some of which I can never un-hear).

Since the real world is wrapped up in sport at the moment, lets look at this game in terms of a sport scoring metaphor. This game is not be the highest degree of difficultly ever attempted, but it receives very few deductions in its difficult execution. My very minor gripes with the game were that some environmental sounds did not seem to respond correctly depending on where the player was standing / facing; and the voice acting, while very good, did not seem channel enough of the intensity or madness to match the tone of the rest of the game. Again, very minor, but mentioned for the completeness of this review.

Let’s peel back another layer….

Admittedly, I played through this game once… and then many more times in order to get 100% of the achievements. But in doing so I found a connection with this game that one may not fully appreciate the first time around. Beneath this polished first-person horror adventure with light puzzle elements is a family with a story, which is both extremely dark and saddening. If you play the game in the suggested manner (alone, lights out, headphones) you might find yourself too anxious to grasp what is happening. Although this is a game created by a developer, you also have an opportunity to make it your own story based on how you play, and I think that goes a long way in making connections with the characters in the narrative.

Even the achievements in this game are somewhat difficult to figure out, which I would normally find annoying, but exploring every corner of this game gave me a greater appreciation for it. Subsequent playthroughs are not as intense once you have experienced the game, but to the credit of the developers I still got chills and jumped at things that I KNEW were going to happen on subsequent. Plus, you’ll almost certainty not see everything your first time around.

One more layer deeper…

Layers of Fear is now extended with the add-on, Inheritance DLC as part of the Masterpiece Edition of the game. It serves as an epilogue for the narrative, but I also found it cathartic after the core experience. It is not as intense as the main game from a horror standpoint, and it takes on a personality of its own in a different and interesting way. Without spoiling too much, Inheritance examines the narrative from a different perspective. It paints in many of the empty spaces within the story of the main game, and adds to the connection of the player with the characters.

Tucked away under the horror and the playing of the game is a series of events that really made me think about how your actions affect those around you, especially those closest to you. While the anxious intensity of the game will eventually fade, I found myself thinking about the dynamics of the characters within the narrative long after I completed Layers of Fear and Inheritance. And again, you will likely not get the full experience of Inheritance with a single playthrough.

And here we are, at the end, where we started at the beginning of all this. Layers of Fear is a very solid game, and an even better narrative experience IMO. In a horror game where any number of things could break the immersive experience, Layers of Fear keeps the gameplay tense throughout.  Give yourself the opportunity to play the game in the best way possible, and then take the time to really explore the environment and narrative. For slightly different reasons, the Inheritance chapter is almost a must-play after the core game, in order to put the finishing touches on this work.

Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition includes the base game plus the Inheritance DLC, and is now available on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Game reviewed using a retail digital code provided by the publisher. Happy Gaming!

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В состав издания Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition входит:

  • Игра Layers of Fear
  • Дополнение Layers of Fear: Inheritance

Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear — психоделическая игра-исследование от первого лица в жанре ужасов, основным достоинством которой является отличный сюжет. Вам предстоит сыграть за художника, единственная цель которого — закончить свой величайший шедевр. По ходу игры нужно будет исследовать большой и постоянно меняющийся викторианский особняк, а также жуткие видения в хрупком и помутнённом сознании художника. Повсюду будут находиться обрывочные сведения, по которым можно будет восстановить картину тёмного и печального прошлого главного героя.

Особенности игры:

  • Психоделический ужас — любой поворот камеры может полностью изменить обстановку, так что порой будет казаться, что вы сходите с ума.
  • Викторианский антураж – источником вдохновения для создателей игры послужили шедевры живописи, архитектуры и декора XIX века.
  • Оригинальное и классическое оформление – многочисленные произведения искусства и музыка прекрасно дополняют сюжет и обстановку.
  • Богатый сюжет – только после тщательного исследования особняка вам откроются тайны темного и трагического прошлого художника.

Layers of Fear: Inheritance

Время беспощадно ко всему, что нас окружает. Оно сокрушает даже то, что казалось незыблемым, разрушает наши умы, нашу память, искажая мысли и воспоминания, превращая их в нечто новое. Ко встрече с прошлым невозможно подготовиться, но оно никогда не отпустит нас. Я стою перед дверью; от дверной ручки веет ледяным холодом. Я открываю дверь и вхожу в дом, где одиночество когда-то обернулось кошмаром. Вот я и дома, папа...

Дополнение Layers of Fear: Inheritance является продолжением сюжета Layers of Fear; это история дочери художника, которая возвращается в дом, где прошло ее детство, на встречу со своим прошлым. Сумеет ли она простить отца и принять все произошедшее? Окунитесь в ее тягостные воспоминания, чтобы в полной мере осознать трагедию, погубившую семью девушки.

Исследуйте заброшенный особняк вместе с дочерью художника и окунитесь вместе с ней в то безумие, которое ее отец навлек на всю их семью. Откройте для себя эпизоды из ее прошлого, которые решат судьбу девушки.

Об игре

  • Новое повествование, дополняющее сюжет Layers of Fear
  • Исследуйте особняк художника, глядя на мир глазами его дочери
  • Две разные концовки в зависимости от ваших действий в игре
  • Возможность вновь окунуться в жуткий психоделический мир, знакомый вам по оригинальной игре

© 2016 Published and distributed by Aspyr Media, Inc. “Aspyr” and the Aspyr “star” logo are federally registered trademarks of Aspyr Media, Inc. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Bloober Team Inc. All rights reserved. "Layers of Fear" and Bloober Team are all trademarks and/ or registered trademarks of Bloober Team Inc. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, "Layers of Fear" game is copyrighted by Bloober Team Inc. No part of the game may be used for any purpose other than indicated in the End User License Agreement. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system or retransmission, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for any purpose other than indicated in the End User License Agreement, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.

Покупая этот товар, вы мгновенно получите* лицензионный ключ (cd key) Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition в Steam сразу после оплаты.

Как начать играть в Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition:

  1. Если не установлен Steam клиент, скачайте и установите его .
  2. Войдите в свой аккаунт Steam или зарегистрируйте новый, если у вас его еще нет.
  3. Выберите пункт «Активировать через Steam...» в разделе «Игры» либо нажмите «Добавить игру» в левом нижнем углу приложения и выберите там «Активировать через Steam...».
  4. Введите ключ активации (для его получения необходимо купить Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition).
  5. После этого игра отобразится в разделе «Библиотека», и вы сможете скачать Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition.

* – для предварительных заказов ключ выдается за день или в день выхода игры.

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Описание

В состав издания Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition входит:

  • Игра Layers of Fear
  • Дополнение Layers of Fear: Inheritance

Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear — психоделическая игра-исследование от первого лица в жанре ужасов, основным достоинством которой является отличный сюжет. Вам предстоит сыграть за художника, единственная цель которого — закончить свой величайший шедевр. По ходу игры нужно будет исследовать большой и постоянно меняющийся викторианский особняк, а также жуткие видения в хрупком и помутнённом сознании художника. Повсюду будут находиться обрывочные сведения, по которым можно будет восстановить картину тёмного и печального прошлого главного героя.

Особенности игры:

  • Психоделический ужас — любой поворот камеры может полностью изменить обстановку, так что порой будет казаться, что вы сходите с ума.
  • Викторианский антураж – источником вдохновения для создателей игры послужили шедевры живописи, архитектуры и декора XIX века.
  • Оригинальное и классическое оформление – многочисленные произведения искусства и музыка прекрасно дополняют сюжет и обстановку.
  • Богатый сюжет – только после тщательного исследования особняка вам откроются тайны темного и трагического прошлого художника.

Layers of Fear: Inheritance

Время беспощадно ко всему, что нас окружает. Оно сокрушает даже то, что казалось незыблемым, разрушает наши умы, нашу память, искажая мысли и воспоминания, превращая их в нечто новое. Ко встрече с прошлым невозможно подготовиться, но оно никогда не отпустит нас. Я стою перед дверью; от дверной ручки веет ледяным холодом. Я открываю дверь и вхожу в дом, где одиночество когда-то обернулось кошмаром. Вот я и дома, папа...

Дополнение Layers of Fear: Inheritance является продолжением сюжета Layers of Fear; это история дочери художника, которая возвращается в дом, где прошло ее детство, на встречу со своим прошлым. Сумеет ли она простить отца и принять все произошедшее? Окунитесь в ее тягостные воспоминания, чтобы в полной мере осознать трагедию, погубившую семью девушки.

Исследуйте заброшенный особняк вместе с дочерью художника и окунитесь вместе с ней в то безумие, которое ее отец навлек на всю их семью. Откройте для себя эпизоды из ее прошлого, которые решат судьбу девушки.

Об игре

  • Новое повествование, дополняющее сюжет Layers of Fear
  • Исследуйте особняк художника, глядя на мир глазами его дочери
  • Две разные концовки в зависимости от ваших действий в игре
  • Возможность вновь окунуться в жуткий психоделический мир, знакомый вам по оригинальной игре

© 2016 Published and distributed by Aspyr Media, Inc. “Aspyr” and the Aspyr “star” logo are federally registered trademarks of Aspyr Media, Inc. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Bloober Team Inc. All rights reserved. "Layers of Fear" and Bloober Team are all trademarks and/ or registered trademarks of Bloober Team Inc. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, "Layers of Fear" game is copyrighted by Bloober Team Inc. No part of the game may be used for any purpose other than indicated in the End User License Agreement. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system or retransmission, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for any purpose other than indicated in the End User License Agreement, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.

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Покупая этот товар, вы мгновенно получите* лицензионный ключ (cd key) Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition в Steam сразу после оплаты.

Как начать играть в Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition:

  1. Если не установлен Steam клиент, скачайте и установите его .
  2. Войдите в свой аккаунт Steam или зарегистрируйте новый, если у вас его еще нет.
  3. Выберите пункт «Активировать через Steam...» в разделе «Игры» либо нажмите «Добавить игру» в левом нижнем углу приложения и выберите там «Активировать через Steam...».
  4. Введите ключ активации (для его получения необходимо купить Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition).
  5. После этого игра отобразится в разделе «Библиотека», и вы сможете скачать Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition.

* – для предварительных заказов ключ выдается за день или в день выхода игры.

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Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition включает в себя:

  • Layers of Fear
  • Layers of Fear: Inheritance

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Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition объединяет Layers of Fear и дополнение Inheritance в один кошмарный пакет.  Layers of Fear — психоделическая игра-исследование от первого лица с элементами  ужасов, основным достоинством которой является отличный сюжет. Загляните во внутренний мир безумного художника и раскройте тайну его безумия! После того, как вы решились купить Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition,  вам предстоит исследовать большой и постоянно меняющийся викторианский особняк, встретиться с видениями, страхами и ужасами, терзающими художника, и, конечно же, закончить его шедевр, на который он положил столько сил.  Дополнение Layers of Fear: Inheritance является продолжением сюжета Layers of Fear; это история дочери художника, которая возвращается в дом, где прошло ее детство, на встречу со своим прошлым.

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ОС: Дополнительно Supported Gamepads Microsoft Xbox 360 Games for Windows (Wired), Microsoft Xbox One Controller (Wired), Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller (wired), Steam Controller
Процессор Intel Core2 Quad Q8400
Оперативная память 4 GB
Видеокарта NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB / Radeon R7 250X 1GB
DirectX DirectX 11
Жесткий диск 5 GB
Mac OS
ОС: OS X 10.10 or 10.11
Процессор 2.3GHz Intel Core i5
Оперативная память Видеокарта ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB V / Nvidia GeForce 750M / Intel HD 6100
Видеокарта NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB / Radeon R7 250X 1GB
DirectX DirectX 11
Жесткий диск 5 GB
Linux
ОС: Дополнительно Supported Gamepads Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (Wired), Steam Controller
Процессор Intel Core i5 3470
Оперативная память 4 GB
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DirectX DirectX 11
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Layers of Fear Masterpiece Edition Review

In the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s 1408 there’s a scene when Samuel L. Jackson’s character asks John Cusack’s character if he drinks. John replies, “I said I was a writer, didn’t I?” I’ve always loved that line, but I think it reveals something about creative people like myself and countless others out there. Sometimes the voices of the world, of our own minds, just won’t shut up without a stiff drink to silence them.

I know how that sounds, but if you’re a writer, an artist, a composer, or anything in between then you’ve had those moments. I think it’s that understanding of how every single tiny aspect of the world can ruin your focus that made Layers of Fear such an interesting game for me. The premise is simple: you’re an artist with a severe drinking problem, among other ailments, who can’t seem to finish his magnum opus. It’s driven you mad, or so it seems, and now you’re all alone with only your thoughts and the nagging urge to finish the piece to keep you company.

It’s a solid premise to be sure, but does this tale of creativity gone wrong accurately portray the state of a creative mind pushed too far, or is this just a haunted house without any ghosts to make it scary? We’re here to find out ladies and gentlemen.

The story of Layers of Fear, for lack of a better word, is told in layers. Sorry, I had to. The game doesn’t tell you much from the beginning. You’re essentially thrown into the game without much information. As you explore the various rooms, you find all kinds of mementos, invoices, letters, and more that start to paint a picture for you (for lack of a better word).

These third-parties convey more of the story than anything. It’s a more passive approach to the concept, but it keeps you guessing. The game often employs voice acting only when you’ve discovered something first. Your search is what drives the story. It makes you work for the answers you seek, and it torments you while you do it.

Many horror games have tried this approach where they throw out documents to give you the story, but Layers of Fear relies entirely upon it, and it adds a layer of mystery to everything you do in the game.

Because the game is so dependent on this slow trickle of story, I won’t say anything else on the subject for fear of spoilers. Suffice to say, the game does something different with storytelling that I really enjoyed, especially when I played it with someone else.

Everything Changes, Nothing is True

Layers of fear is a psychological horror game. Most horror games these days, like Soma, just throw something at you to make you run and hide, but Layers instead tries to get into your mind and scare you through doubt and literal fear.

Obviously, I won’t spoil anything, but allow me to pitch you a concept. Let’s say you walk into a room and you explore. You’re finished and go to leave, but wait, the door is gone and its been replaced by a hallway. You walk down this hallway and it’s lined with paintings that don’t look wrong, just off. Suddenly, one painting flies off the wall and lands beside you. A message is painted on the back in blood.

Situations like this are not uncommon in Layers of Fear, and that’s what makes it more unique than most horror games out there. It doesn’t try to scare you through sheer adrenaline, instead it tries to ingrain you with real fear. It start with subtle things like the example above, but then it starts to push the envelope.

The gameplay itself involves exploration with the ability to read documents or any writing you see. You can open doors, cabinets, and the like. You don’t have a weapon, you don’t have health kits. Even the main character has a peg leg that thuds every time you step like a heartbeat. Everything about the game is meant to scare you in a way that doesn’t go away.

In a way, it reminds me of the now canceled Silent Hills demo that they released: P.T. In that, the fear that hit you wasn’t the kind that you saw, it was the kind that you didn’t see until it was there. That kind of horror, psychological horror, is something that sticks to you like glue.

Layers of Fear does have some puzzles, but they’re light. The game tries to keep a pace going, so the puzzles aren’t going to be too intense. The developers didn’t want you to get stuck, they wanted to to think.

There’s different types of fear for different types of people. What scares me maybe not scare you. That’s what makes horror games so difficult. Just like comedy, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Even so, the type of horror that Layers of Fear provides is one that affects me far more than any rampaging psychopath ever could.

I never know what’s going to be around the next corner. I don’t know if something will jump out, if something will change, or if I’ll just need another pair of pants. It’s quite literally a crapshoot. Personally, I think this kind of horror does more than other types that try to make something chase or hunt you.

For me, what makes Layers of Fear so scary as a horror game, is that the game is always throwing new things at you without you realizing it. New elements are constantly appearing from room to room.

From a gameplay perspective, Layers of Fear is simple, but it’s a completely different horror game than anything I’ve ever played, and I’ve played horror games. It doesn’t try to get you in the moment, it tries to keep you guessing throughout the experience. Granted, it’s only a few hours long, but it will last with you more than most horror movies these days.

An Eerie and Haunting Style

The graphics in Layers of Fear are reminiscent of games likes Amnesia: the Dark Descent. There’s enough detail and precision to the world to make it believable and real. It’s not going to win any awards, but the effects and the graphics make it easy to imagine what’s happening.

The PS4 version can suffer from some frame rate drops, but in a game that doesn’t depend on action, this is a small complaint. Obviously, technically it isn’t a powerhouse, but Layers of Fears uses a lot of impressive effects to create an oppressive experience that always weighs down on you.

While the game never blatantly threatens you, you always feel threatened. It’s one of those experiences that always hides in the back of your mind likes a virus. You feel like something is waiting to get you, but it never shows its face. Games like this don’t come along very often.

Graphically, Layers of Fear isn’t going to blow out any other games like Uncharted 4, but it does create a world that is both believable and terrifying.

Layers of Fear: Inheritance DLC

Before we offer a final score on this horror title, it's worth looking at the DLC included in the "Masterpiece Edition" of the game. Without spoiling anything from the main game, the DLC is from the perspective of the painter's daughter. She returns to her childhood home (where the main game took place) as an adult.

The DLC is from her perspective as both an adult and a child. I was immediately excited for this DLC as I felt the main game left some unanswered questions on the table when it came to a close. Let's start with what works really well in the DLC and then balance that out with some counterpoints.

More Layers, More Fun?

I was a huge fan of Layer of Fear as a horror title. I know some people weren't digging the lack of enemies or threats, but I thought the atmosphere and the tension were incredible. Not to mention, the creative nature of the events in the game and the way it psychologically toyed with you were great.

Inheritance manages to continue this same calibur of atmospheric tension. The new perspective offers a fresh take on the elements of the first game, especially when you're playing as the daughter when she's very young. The game modifies your perspective and field of view to make you feel like you're only a few feet tall.

Thw way furniture and dressers tower over you adds a great sense of perspective in these scenes. It also makes every little thing more frightening as you feel more vulnerable than ever before. The DLC structure allows you to play through a series of "levels" that trigger as you explore the house from the main game.

These can be done in any order which makes it a very organic experience. You get to explore the aftermath of the main game and jump into the past for some juicy story developments and new perspectives on the mental, physical, and spiritual afflictions her father was suffering from in the main story.

The game still employs a light puzzle element, though it's more based on how well you explore everything than actual mental fortitude. By the time the DLC was finished, I felt like I had finally gotten the conclusion I wanted. Where the main game left me wanting more, Inheritance felt like the epilogue I needed to truly understand the horrific nature of this family's story.

You're Leaving Already?

The biggest problem I have with Inheritance is the length. It's a very short DLC that can be finished in a couple hours at the most. It's not expensive for current owners at $5 and new gamers can purchase the "Masterpiece Edition" to get both the game and the DLC, but it's not very meaty at all.

While it does have some effective moments of atmosphere, I felt like Inheritance wasn't quite as scary as the main title. I did have one moment where my girlfriend literally screamed out loud while playing, which was unexprected as usually nothing scares her, but otherwise the experience was lacking any true moments of terror.

These are really my only complaints with the Layers of Fear DLC. There are those who would argue it should have been included from the beginning, but I think the main game stood fine on its own. This DLC, however, sweetens the deal for those who want to pick up the Masterpiece Edition and see the full experience.

Even with its short length, I recommend fans of the main game to try it out and I still highly recommend the Layers of Fear experience for anyone who considers them a horror fan.

Final Thoughts

I read a ton of the user reviews on Layers of Fear prior to writing this. I played the game on PC and on PS4 when it finally released, and I saw the future of horror games. When it comes down to it, horror games are like comedy. Some people will like it, and some won’t. Either way, it’s still worthy of existing.

Games are subjective, but horror games are doubly so. If it can’t scare you, it’s not successful. Layers of Fear scared me. It made me question everything around me each and every room I was in. For a game to delve itself itself so deeply into your psyche, it deserves the highest of praise. I can’t think of a better horror experience on PS4.

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Article by - Bradley Ramsey

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