Good coop horror story game with some gameplay issues, but worth to check on it.
Posted: 5 days ago
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is the first installment of the DPA, which is a series of horror cinematic story games from the makers of Until Dawn. In Man of Medan 4 friends and a boat captain goes for a sea trip and diving, but later they get into much more serious journey, which is not without danger.
I played the game in Movie Night (Couch COOP with Remote Play) and Shared Story mode (Online Multiplayer with friend), so my experience will based on that.
The game looks really good. The environment and the effects are beautiful in this game, props are well detailed in general. Characters also looking amazing, however for me, some of the emotions looked weird in general, like some character face seems lifeless in a few times. Also there are parts where characters goes through each other a little bit, props are bugging into diaries or other texts, and some objects has weird physics. I wouldn't say the graphics is wonderful, it has some problems, but it's all right.
Controls are a pretty good factor in the game. You can play the game either with keyboard + mouse or with controller. Another good thing is, if you have both of them at the same time and if you want to use any of them at any part of the story, the control layout will change and show you the current needed button for that control type. Easy to play the game, you don't need to use lot of buttons. However moving around with the characters was a pain for me, just like it was in Heavy Rain for example, characters moving so heavily, like a tank. Also, mouse controls somewhat buggy, when you reading a multiple page long text or trying to "swipe" with it. It's not that bad, if you got controller.
Sound and music is really on point. Sounds are unique and not annoying in general. Voice acting is okay, but there are some lines which didn't had the emotion which I expected. Also, sometimes the dub disappear in certain scenes, I don't know why. Music is surprisingly one of the best thing in the game. They put lot of effort to it and there are some banging tracks, too.
About the gameplay, it's like a point and click adventure horror game with quick time events. The story itself is not bad, but not amazing either, you will need more than one play through to understand what is going on. The choices you make indeed change the outcome of the story. One of my favorite parts where the Curator basically "rate" your story and sometimes wants you too help you out with hints. This scenes obviously...
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