Many thanks to one of my long-time viewers, Celtic Granny, who suggested I try TRUE FEAR: FORSAKEN SOULS PART 1, on sale this month for only $3.99 or just $2.99 for Playstation Plus members.
TRUE FEAR is a point-and-click puzzle game where the player is Holly Stonehouse, a young woman in search of her sister and information about her family’s dark and mysterious past. There’s all of the hallmarks of psychological horror — haunting soundtrack, ghostly whispers, nightmares, corpses, and something terrible happening in an asylum.
I generally don’t like horror, whether it’s games, movies or TV, but I can handle atmospheric, Gothic stuff like Stonehearst Asylum or Crimson Peak. I found TRUE FEAR more creepy and unsettling than outright frightening. The few jump scares could be seen a mile away, but there’s an option to skip the cutscenes, if you prefer.
I enjoyed TRUE FEAR so much, I continued playing on Wednesday and finished Thursday, unlocking the bonus chapter, which appears to be a sneak peek at the next game in the trilogy.
True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 is already available for PC and mobile, and should be coming to PS4 soon, according to the developer’s Facebook page. I can’t wait!
TRUE FEAR: FORSAKEN SOULS PART 1 is rated “T” for teens, for violence and blood, but the Nintendo Switch site labels it “M” for mature. It’s available for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile.
~ J.L. Hilton
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