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DreadOut: Review

DreadOut Review

Dreadout is a Indonesian supernatural 3rd person indy horror game for (PC) developed by “Digital Happiness”.

 

If you played  games like “Silent Hill”  and “Fatal Frame” or watched horror (B-movies) like the “Grudge” or the “Ring” or “Paranormal Activity”, then you will probably like this.

 

The game can be played in most countries on Steam.

 

Dreadout: Filled with intense jump-scare moments.

The game is a typical straight-up horror game with similar vibe as other horror games on the PS2.

Dreadout can be like the original “Silent Hill” game on the PS1 with the constant use of darkly-lit and tightly spaced hallways and corridors.

The main protagonist is a High School Student called “Linda” her and a bunch of students and a teacher called “Miss Siska” managed stumble across a ghost town in the middle of nowhere when her colleagues stray from there school holiday trip.

Only defense and weapon in the game is “Smartphone” and “SLR Camera” which you will use to take snap-shots of “Ghosts Demons and Spirits” at times they can  be very camera shy.

 

The game strengths:

The many ghosts and and demon’s really brings out the fear and dread in someone and it really is a great fright-fest of a game. I was jumping out my skin every-time unsuspected ghosts or demon was creeping up on me.

The music set the tone perfectly engaged you in the horror and eerie settings.

 

Graphics and Controls

The graphic’s are pretty mediocre at best and the control’s seem OK but could of been implemented better.

 

Frustrated moments playing Dread-out

The game at times especially for act one I came across section where a “locker-key” would not show-up nor-could I take photo of certain picture puzzle’s in the main hall which was annoying experience for me. I would be snapping away and nothing would happen when it was meant to!

Not sure if this was general bug in the game or if it was poorly implemented.

 

I had to restart the game to fix a bug! 🙁

I feel bad for doing this because you should never have to restart a game due to a glitch. On my second play-through I managed to get the key and take the photo that was needed but it turn’s out getting the locker-key I need to do the tasks in certain order because only then it appeared when it should of been there in the first place, well not entirely sure on this but that’s what it felt like.

 

Other game bugs and glitches

Another issue I had is with the 3 candles on the demo section it’s never made clear what you need to do, I know games should be made to have fun and to be able to figure things out for yourself but this game pushed me to the point where everything becomes guess-work and more trial and error and allot of the time feeling stumped on what to do.

I thought over-all there was a lack of “Clue’s or Hints” in order to help move things forward.

At times it was more random guess work that went into solving the puzzles this was certainly noticeable in “Act 2” with the (Giant Indonesian Hottie Snake Lizard Woman).

 

Final wrap up and score

I give this game a solid 8/10 the game might have flaws but it feels unique and I am fan of obscure games and specially horror and survival games. I will warn you the game does have allot of bugs and issues but this minor thing when you consider what else the game has to offer which is a look into Indonesian ghost stories because it’s brilliant fright fest.


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