Test de The Dark Pictures Anthology The Devil in Me

Beloved, it will cut

As in previous opus, we embody a group of five people. This time it is an independent production group accountable for a series devoted to serial killers.

Continuing its overgrowth of the under genre of scary, Supermassive Games lingers this time on the slashers. Note that their manifest motivation comes more from movies on Friday 13, Halloween or Saw than Screams. Let’s take the time to set the decor.

Having the methods of his aspirations

In the same way, each character has a specific ability: Charlie can open locked drawers, Mark gain access to height objects, Kate read torn messages, etc. The title also provides numerous codes to discover and circuit box to be repaired. In short, it offers a lot more industrialized gameplay.

All these mechanics are extremely timeless: they were currently discovered in particular horror games launched in the last century. Nevertheless, this is the very first time that they have actually appeared in a video game of this anthology. Of all these choices, only the free electronic camera was already present in Home of Ashes, however it is much more effective in The Devil in Me: we feel that the game was believed of for this functionality, specifically in regard to level design, while The latter had actually undoubtedly been late in the advancement of the opus happening in Iraq.

I am a terrific enthusiast of collectibles in general, but why include a layer when the game already offers 50 tricks and 13 tables to discover, these fits completely into the narrative frame? This extra element is not frustrating, however it is a perfect example of the more industrialized wishes of Supermassive Games… which really do nothing.

In spite of the totally free video camera and the possibilities of more developed travel, the game is not an open world, nevertheless, on the contrary. The supreme is reached in a maze, which is in reality just a long disguised passage: alternative passages all rapidly lead to dead ends.

The very first minutes of play, once the introductory scene is finished, are an opportunity for Supermassive Games to present us to the game mechanics. A traditional technique, but of an uncommon scale for this developer. Indeed, The Devil in offers me a far more industrialized gameplay than previous opus.

Therefore, each character has its own capability. Other than that as it is not possible to choose your character and that the experience is linear, it is in truth no interest. This function does not look like an addition, but to an extra constraint added to the experience of each character, which should take benefit of its proficiency at least as soon as or twice.

If you have never ever played a game in this series, you might take me for a fool announcing that the sun is hot. In this title, it is possible to move the video camera freely.

I have the rhythm in my skin

Nevertheless, the worst is somewhere else. Unlike The Quarry, launched previously this year, it is not possible here to entirely pass ATE or concealment sequences; We can just settle their trouble, plus a few parameters (such as restricting ATE to a single secret or deactivate their expiration).

3 years earlier, I was evaluating Guy of Medan. I had actually typically valued the experience, however regretted his ATE, in particular his series of rhythm when it is required to conceal. These were simplified later on, however they are still there. It is even worse: these series have actually never ever been as present as in The Devil in Me. Sometimes you have to chain approximately five events without missing a single one.

Nevertheless, The Devil in Me is the game that seemed to me the least ended on the narrative level. If it is always possible to save any character or eliminate, their fate depends much more on the success and failure of a ATE than of choices. This is what I deplore the most: I wish to live more circumstances in which the choices actually have repercussions, ideally which have an impact far beyond the existing scene. The worst is elsewhere.

I missed numerous. Fortunately, unlike The Quarry, it is possible at any time to relaunch a scene, even without having actually finished the story. It is likewise possible to begin with there in a brand-new adventure, on a separate backup. We certainly constantly be sorry for that it is not possible to pass the cutscenes, however a minimum of it avoids having to drag for a whole part the effects of a ATE: we leave the scene, we restart it, and we return.

Mister Freeze

In this case, there are 2 possibilities. Either this choice had no impact, or the video game was not able to take into consideration my decision and made it as if it did not exist. In both cases, it is unsatisfactory.

The most noteworthy is the mixture in between the VO and the VF: by playing in French, the characters frequently make reflections in English. Labial synchronization often seems to not work, some visual bugs exist, and it has taken place that I can not interact at all with a thing. All this is irritating, however it is rather possible to do with it.

Each year, Supermassive Games responds present with a new opus from its series The Dark Pictures Anthology, each time available around Halloween. This year, he even released two various video games since The Quarry was released last June. If it occurred that a couple of bugs remain in their games, The Devil in Me is without common procedure with its predecessors on this plan.

On the other hand, what is much more penalizing is that in some cases, the game appears to leap from the parts of the scenes and the discussions or to offer an relevant variation of the occasions. Generally, the Anthology Games The Dark Pictures are a complex equipment, an animatronic capable of taking into account each choice taken, and each secret discovered to produce a constantly meaningful story.

Erin, the sound lean, is asthmatic. She has an inhaler, which I had actually managed to get throughout a scene. However, I had actually chosen not to use it, preferring to keep it for later… up until it disappears for no reason from my inventory. Subsequently, I for that reason expected that this option had effects, envisioning Erin’s death because of this bug, but it was absolutely nothing: Erin acted as if she was in perfect health.

The designers communicated on the circumstance, describing that it was connected to the lack of a spot. The end of my game, performed on Sunday, was far more stable than the start. Was it connected to the spot? To the reality that the second half of the video game was better settled? I would not understand how to say it. Steam opinions point to the very same issues, so these issues do not appear limited to the PlayStation 5 variation, on which this test was brought out.


When there’s more, there’s more

It needs to be acknowledged that this trip to the world of slashers did not happen in the finest method. I would have preferred that the developers of the game are more influenced by the Screams, by proposing an investigation measurement rather than an invincible killer. I hardly see the interest of additions to the gameplay and regret that it is not possible to pass these damn rhythm series, more omnipresent than ever. Finally, the video game is technically very unsteady, which encourages at least to postpone its purchase.

On the other hand, what is much more punishing is that in some cases, the game seems to jump from the parts of the scenes and the discussions or to provide an relevant variation of the occasions. Either this choice had no impact, or the video game was unable to take into account my decision and made it as if it did not exist.

Nevertheless, when Supermassive Games revealed that The Devil In was the final of the first season of The Dark Pictures Anthology, I feared that this experience would stop.
Even if the formula appears to go in the incorrect instructions from Male of Medan, providing each new opus additions that I do not want (more gameplay, ineffective collectibles) to the hindrance of what I would like (the possibility of
Pass a scene currently seen which of removing ATE), each new game of The Dark Pictures Anthology is a chance to invest a lovely night with my group of pals.
These four video games are more than just a collection: they are the source of extraordinary minutes and I actually hope that it is not ready to stop.
Test performed by Landing on PlayStation 5 from a variation offered by the publisher.

The very first moments of play, when the initial scene is completed, are an opportunity for Supermassive Games to present us to the game mechanics. If you have never ever played a game in this series, you may take me for a fool revealing that the sun is hot. Of all these alternatives, only the complimentary cam was currently present in House of Ashes, but it is much more successful in The Devil in Me: we feel that the video game was believed of for this functionality, especially in terms of level design, while The latter had actually obviously been late in the development of the opus taking location in Iraq.

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