With its will to pay tribute to Silent Hill, Husk really got us intrigued, but the 90 minutes or so we have spent with the game have failed to convince us so far, despite its rather nice visuals.
This new horrific walking simulator manages to set a pretty good atmosphere, mainly thanks to its lighting and special effects, and though not a real looker, the game is convincing enough to be engaging at first. Sadly, its very linear structure, in which all items of interest are simply given to the player, takes away the exploration aspect we expected from a Silent Hill heir. The stealth mechanic included in the game is a letdown too, as the poorly animated enemies can be outrun in most cases - which is a relief as they can spot you in what seems to be an haphazard manner. Finding a gun does not make the game a lot more interesting and we don't really see how the next few hours will ever be able to match what the series that inspired it brought us back in the days.
Note: We're having quite an annoying technical issue with the game. When we launch a new game, it's like performance resets and framerate falls down around 30 fps. It also happens every time you die and the game has to reload the latest checkpoint. The only workaround we have found is to apply the selected resolution again (in our case 1080p). We believe the game changes resolution on its own, forcing 4K for us (since our TV is compatible) - despite what the graphics options indicate.
@Seth: I can add theCE Steelbook cover to Sekiro Shadows Die Twice to my grail list because the artwork is amazing! (2 Hours ago)
@Seth: Batman Arkham Knight's Batman cover and GTAV's 3 characters cover. (2 Hours ago)
@Seth: Me too. My steelbooks Holy Grails are: Metal Gear Solid V's Yoji Shinkawa's Big Boss drawn cover, The Last of Us Post Pandemic Edition Joel & Ellie cover, Assassin's Creed Orgins Bayak cover (2 Hours ago)
@b0vril: I love collecting video games steelbooks and model figures. I figures these items will be worth a ton someday. (2 Hours ago)
Why can't they get framerate right on consoles once? (excluding their remaster) It's either bad framepacing or uneven fps, in a game that it matters the most. (2 Hours ago)
Im enjoying sekiro a lot but the performance on xb1x is bad.Having such a variable framerate in a game where exact timing is required sucks.I hope they fix it but i doubt it considering From's history (2 Hours ago)