It’s no secret that I’m a fan of horror games. Particularly if it’s got a psychological or supernatural bent. And Song of Horror offers both in spades. Being touted as a third-person survival horror game inspired by the classics it has big shoes to fill. That said, this one looks to be a fine addition to one’s collection.
Song of Horror takes place in a mansion once inhabited by a writer of some renown, Sebastian Husher, and the search for his whereabouts. The main protagonist is Daniel Noyer, a former entrepreneur on hard times that had to take a job at a publishing house to make ends meet. His latest assignment? Find one of his firm’s biggest clients who’s been incommunicado for weeks.
Take control of Daniel and up to fifteeen other playable characters as they investigate the hauntings of the apparently cursed mansion. Song of Horror doesn’t pull any punches, either. With the exception of Daniel each one has only one life to live. If they perish that’s it for them. No rewinding of time or loading a saved game. They’re worm food. Or worse.
But where’s the horror you might ask. Good question. The place ain’t exactly your typical abode. Weird things are afoot and just the slightest misstep could mean certain death. The mansion in Song of Horror plays host to a malevolent eldritch being known only as the “Presence”. Ominous. And it’s of a rather playful sort. If you happen to think that a cat toying with a mouse just before it kills it playful.
In order to make it to the end-game alive you’ve got to react to and anticipate the Presence’s every move. Running and hiding are good options, but you’ve gotta be quick on your feet if you’re gonna escape its grasp. Any fan of survival horror should find Song of Horror worth checking out.
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