Conclusion: Outlast: Whistleblower delivers more of the same gruesome locales and jump-scares as the core game, but doesn't introduce much new to the horror experience. Its sound design is still top notch, and it took me to some dark places that few video games ever dare to go. But while Whistleblower sheds a bit of light on the mysteries of the original, but ultimately feels far too familiar, far too often.
Pros: New narrative bits, Great sound design
Cons: Repetitive scares, Bland environments, Annoying enemy encounters
Outlast PS4 review: It's free, but I'm not quite buying it
18 October 2013
Excerpt: If an emaciated lunatic started beating me with a stick I’d probably try to throw a punch or two. But Miles Upshur, a mild-mannered investigative journalist, just takes the beating and keeps filming. This was my first of many disconnects with Outlast , a game that nails the aesthetics and atmosphere of horror but distracts and frustrates with its contradictory gameplay.
Excerpt: The term ‘asylum’ is a funny one. Usually linked to the idea of Victorian madhouses, it actually means ‘sanctuary’, or ‘a place of safety and protection’. Someone should probably point this out to game developers. What with the upcoming Asylum Jams happening this month across the world, aiming to dispel the stigma of mental illness from its current stereotypical horror concept, it’s ironically apt that it comes hot on the heels of Red Barrels ‘ survival horror title...
Excerpt: Outlast is the newest release from indie developer Red Barrels. The company is comprised of a three man team that have previously worked on major video game series such as Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed , which helps explain the influence of free-running, sliding and jumping over obstacles in a desperate attempt to flee dangerous enemies in the game.
Excerpt: Независимый журналист Майлз Апшер получает анонимное письмо от сотрудника психбольницы, расположенной в Колорадо, США. В письме утверждается, что в больнице все идет наперекосяк, люди умирают, пропадают, страдают — и никто об этом не знает, все происшествия держатся в строжайшей тайне.