Since games like Slender man The Arrival, Hospital, Prison or any other place to give you scares where released I fell in love with Horror-Survival games and today I want to review The Curse of Blackwater.
I saw a trailer of this game on YouTube so I decided to pay the 9.99$ for this game and after playing it again and again I don’t regret any penny for this awesome game. The game is based on the Unity engine and it looks really good and is a great indie game.
So the game starts with a little introduction of our Protagonist who is on his way to his „working place“ as a Paranormal Investigator.
Because Paranormal Investigators find it cool to go alone without any means to contact the outside world, with a Flashlight that doesn’t even try to light the way and of course they forget these damn Batteries.
The Place that the Player visits is called Blackwater Maternity Hospital and if i think about it, it wouldn’t be too bad to visit such a place alone I mean if there wasnt something that scares the s**t out of me, try to hunt me down and kill me without giving me much of a break.
As soon as you enter the hospital you come very fast to what looks like the child-birth station to me and when you hear doors closing and little girls with their creepy voices that was the first moment when i looked through my room in hope there isn’t something around me what could scare me in any way.
As we go ahead we find our first enemy = a „cute“ little girl.
This girl calls out to you and when you find her she stares at you, she frigging STARES on you with her cold dead eyes and then loud music and the hunt begins. That was a really scary moment in gaming for me, Slender against that little girl is nothing for me because if I see a man in a suit I think „hey man awesome suit but your face is kinda missing“ but if there a little girl ghosts involved I go just crazy. I screamed the hell out of me and just ran and this damn hunt music just wouldn´t stop.
Further in the game there are more enemy’s and every enemy has another strategy to avoid them.
I found two bugs in the game the first one is that im able to open doors into the wall and can`t close them anymore and the second one is that the music when a monster is hunting you sometimes doesn`t stop. But these bugs don’t really matter to me because this game is just freaking amazing and I like to play it more often and hope the Developers bring out more of these games in the near future.
The Gameplay is like other Survival-Horror games pretty „easy“ you search keys, press buttons and search for batteries as you go through the game.
But maybe of this „easy“ gameplay these games are so much fun for me to play.
Of course these games aren’t for anyone but I love them, I just love it when I sit at midnight in my room, everything is dark and then these games scare the shit out of me until I cant sleep anymore.
I really recommend this game because the atmosphere, sound and the enemy’s everything just scares me really hard. If you’re a fan of good Survival-Horror games and you have 10$ to spend for this awesome game you wont regret it.
I want to thank Marc Steene (Project Lead) and Wray Burgess (Level Designer) for making this great game and I hope they get enough support to bring more awesome Horror games.
PS. This is actually my first post in english so it would be great to get some comments on how I was doing even if it’s just criticism, but if I never start I will never get better so give me your opinions on what I could do better in the future because I want to do more reviews over games that I love 🙂