The Inpatient Video Review
When gamers think of some of the greatest horror games to haunt their home consoles in the last few years, its expected to see Until Dawn appear near the top of the list. Taking one of the typical horror movie tropes – a group of youngins decide to spend some time in a cabin far in the woods – Until Dawn stood out to many as a thrilling experience in horror games, with quick-time events and serious decision making shaping each players game along the way. With the announcement of a prequel to the game – The Inpatient – on its way, horror fans eagerly awaited their next dose of Blackwood horror. Fast forward to 2018 and we have an all-new PSVR horror experience, but how does The Inpatient match up to the high expectations set by its predecessor? Check out our video review below to find out.
Supermassive Games next iteration in the Until Dawn mythos is set sixty years prior to the events of the first game, following the story of a patient with dementia in the Blackwood Sanitarium. While the game still follows through with haunting atmosphere and dialogue options, The Inpatient fails to capture the same desperate, hair-raising fear as its predecessor. With a lack of quick-time choices, a compelling story, or much in the way of interesting characters, The Inpatient falls flat quickly, and the fact that it only lasts a few hours might be a saving grace. As a fan of Until Dawn, this game feels more like a tease of something better to come than an actual entry into what could be the next big horror franchise.
The Inpatient is available now exclusively on the PS4 with PSVR. For more information, check out the games official website.