Perception: A Terrifying Game …Where You’re Literally Blind.
System: PS4, PC
Release Date: TBA
It’s been a while since I’ve been really frightened by watching a game play trailer. Admittedly, I was nervous when playing through the demo of Resident Evil 7, and there were moments where I jumped. That said, that wasn’t a run for the hills, I’m terrified to my bones, kinda fear.
Perception, brought to us by The Deep End Games, inspired that kinda fear.
Deep End Games, a group that was put together by a previous Irrational Games developer – which for those of you who don’t know was the company that brought us Bioshock, hasn’t been around long. However, this game seems like it will be quite the success, once it makes its terrifying way to our consoles.
The premise of the game is simple enough: Our Main Character Cassie is in search of an isolated, creepy, disturbing house that has been haunting her dreams. An important factor to mention before I go any further is that Cassie is blind – not far sighted, but genuinely blind.
Sounds promising already.
Through a ton of research on her own, the brash mouthed girl not only manages to find the place of her dreams – but also decides to go there. That’s right, she quickly hops on a plane upon discovering the dream that has been haunting her mind is real – flying cross country to check out this creepy masterpiece herself. It’s a shame that the house isn’t as empty as it appears, and the creature laying within doesn’t seem too friendly.
Brilliant Cassie – here’s the trailer for those of you willing to have a nice little scare.
The real terror of the game, as you just witnessed above, isn’t in what you can see – but rather what you can’t. With the main character unable to see normally, she seems to have developed Marvel like abilities much like Daredevil, and can somehow see the world through echo location. So for every sound you make, you get an image of the world back to you. That said, what’s happening in between every time your mind takes a snap shot of the world around you is terrifying, as there seems to be a tiny time gap between every visual – unless your making noise constantly.
I was personally afraid the character would turn around – tap her cane – and find a woman waiting to rip her face off.
Here’s more gameplay for your terrifying pleasure.
As you can see, well that was poorly chosen wording, there is no run and gun system going on here. When you encounter the spectral entity in this world you do what any sane human would do, and that is run very fast and far. The game’s dynamic seems to rely on a game of cat and mouse between you and the spectre – with you unfortunately being a rather large mouse.
The actual release date for this title is still unknown but I plan on keeping my eyes and ears peeled – it looks like fun.
In that terrifying, I’m gonna scream or cry kinda way.
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