Sunday, February 28, 2016

I Played: Until Dawn

Life is all about choices.
Until Dawn is a game that emulates teen horror movies where you make choices as a means of advancing and altering the story. Your choices can literally mean life or death for the various characters as well as altering their relationships with each other. Beyond that, the premise is that of a group of teenagers heading up to a remote cottage on a snowy mountain for a party weekend. Saying much beyond that would be giving too much away to future players. Suffice it to say that while this isn't the tightest of 80s horror movie plots, the interactivity and branching story paths more than make up for the occasional stumbles and elements that don't quite work.

Ultimately, this is an interactive movie that I'd recommend to anyone who finds the synopsis above even vaguely interesting no matter what their level videogame skill. All the interaction comes in the form of quick time events (with various levels of quickness depending on the context) which makes for a very accessible game. I hope we'll get to see more games like this in the future and I hope that you'll find the time to give Until Dawn a try yourself.

You can buy a copy of Until Dawn for just under $40 on Amazon or if you've got a PS4 let me know the next time we hang out and I'll lend you my copy to help spread the word.

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