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The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me

Architects of Murder Mystery is a TV format that reports on homes of serial killers on a wooden-touted budget. The production surrounding the latest installment surrounding serial killer H.H. Holmes gets stuck until producer Charlie Lonnit gets a call from the mysterious Granthem Du’With. This eccentric billionaire has recreated Holmes’ horror hotel down to the last brick on his island and invites the film crew to shoot some additional footage for the documentary.

Anyone not completely soft in the nut can sense by their water that this is a bad idea. Unless apparently you make budget documentaries for a living. Once arrived on the island, host Du turns out to be’With a nervous male to be, strange people are walking around and the hotel appears to be in deplorable condition. If Du’With not showing up for dinner the misery really begins. This moment is where the game really picks up steam. A bizarre cat and mouse game between a serial killer with a hotel full of deadly booby traps and members of the production crew.

The hotel is beautiful, dingy rooms, deserted corridors and full of things to find. There are clues, secrets, documents and obols. These coins used to be placed in the mouths of deceased people to pay the ferryman to the other side. Also recurring are the “predictions”. These show possible scenarios where characters could perish allowing you to change their fate. This “deaths” Are once again creative with a few fakeouts here and there to keep the tension in it. It is unfortunate that the script quickly deviates from the reality and deadly creativity of H.H. Holmes (which was practically handed to them on a silver platter). Thus, the creators are trying to find a combination between the Halloween and SAW films n also all the few references and clich’s from movies with a horror hotel to cram into the game. The Shining, Psycho and Bad Times At The El Royale, To name but a few. It leads to this being perhaps the messiest game in the series. Pity since the script in previous parts House of Ashes and Little Hope just ht strongest point was.

The cast, on the other hand, is varied and well matched, as always. Absolute standouts are Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl, Fargo, Men) As the down-to-earth presenter Kate and actor and professional maven Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones, Strutter, After Life) As the emboldened Charlie Lonnit. This Charlie is the director of the documentaries and in charge of the crew. He is so’n enormous dick that it’s hard to imagine that none of his staff hasn’t secretly pissed in his coffee once. Never mind that they volunteer to go with him to a remote island. Character actor Pip Torrens as the Curator is once again on top form although this time he has a little less screentime. They are complemented by the timid intern Erin (Nikki Patel), cameraman Mark (Fehinti Balogun) Who is also Kate’s ex, and cool production assistant Jamie (Gloria Obianyo).

A second playtrough (which is definitely recommended for games like this) secretly gives away that the creators put far too much ideaën in n game. The marketing made a big thing of the fact that there are multiple options for exploration, however, this is little more than an extra corridor or room with an obol or note. Also, the special actions each character can perform (unlocking locks with a card, using a pencil to retrieve a note on a notepad or extending a tripod to get to high-level items) are barely exploited. The times we applied these features were on n hand. The amount of choices also lead to multiple endings being unlockable. Now there is n ending that harbors a twist of sorts and works out best for the story. However, this is not the most “happy ending” Still, something is left gnawing after finishing the game, now there is some explanation in the documents and audio clips but it is not the way we are used to from Supermassive Games. It ensures that the ending does not bring the big denouement that we brought the previous parts. Also, at the end of the credits there is already a small teaser for the next part. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Directive 8020, You can read more about this in our predictions for this game.

We played The Devil In Me on the PlayStation 5. The game plays in 4K and 60fps in performance mode. The image is slightly sharper in fidelity mode but this difference is negligible. Sometimes the image (despite various options to tweak the brightness) zó dark that it’s no wonder they gave this series the “Dark Pictures” mention. Graphically there is also a few things to note. One moment the visuals appear lifelike, the next a limousine comes into view that could have been in a PlayStation 2 game like this. The PlayStation 5’s trigger feature is not utilized, wl makes eager use of the controller’s haptic feedback to add power to the scare effects.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me Is a weak ending to the first season of The Dark Pictures. Like a house built on quicksand, the game sinks further and further into a collection of concepts and ideaën without standing out. It leads to a mediocre game from a studio that could do better, vl can do better!

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me is now available for Xbox, PlayStation and PC.