Layers of Fear is another game in what is becoming a long line of horror house-styled games from the Indie market trying to capture the magic of Amnesia the Dark Descent. While the game has a great visual style and hook, there just isn’t much to do other than to jump at the scares.
Sam Barlow’s recent narrative title Her Story has wowed fans of interactive storytelling thanks to its use of modern FMV with an interesting story that is up for different theories and interpretation. I had a chance to speak to him over email to talk about the success and development of the game.
After the complete miss that Dear Esther was to me, I was a bit apprehensive to try Gone Home despite the reviews it received. Having played it, Gone Home did manage to keep me invested a little bit longer and delivers an interesting, but short experience.