Being a huge fan of survival horror titles and especially the Clock Tower series I unfortunately haven’t had time to review yet, I consider this game to be everything one would want from that genre. Originally released in January of this year, it has been in development for quite some time, but it seems to have been worth it. Running and hiding from all kinds of sick people and monsters might not be for everyone, but from the first looks of it, this title has nailed the formula of weirdness.
The story is about 35-year old Rosemary Reed who wants to find out what happened to a girl called Celeste. Her investigation leads her to Dr. Richard Felton’s house where the nurse Gloria is anything but kind to her, and the real horror related to some very gruesome murders starts. In a way everything is very reminiscent in style of the not-so-well-known Rule of Rose, a game that received more than its fair share of bad publicity due to the portrayal of child abuse by children themselves. While this doesn’t happen here, the trailer doesn’t shy away from disturbing imagery. But as the Clock Tower games also frightening and disgusting at times, this doesn’t seem to veer too far away from the formula. A mix of puzzle solving and stealth in gameplay and a cinematic presentation further add the feeling of experiencing something familiar and new alike. But be warned, as the system requirements are quite high for this title.
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