FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC, PS4 Sunday, September 8, 2013 | 10:55 PM

Our videos of Outlast

Our videos of Outlast

As I didn't have time to capture some more footage of Outlast myself, I had to turn to someone else. Miguel is way too sensitive for such a job, so his good friend Salocin was my only possible choice. Not only did he have the guts to play the game to bring back some gameplay videos from this nightmarish asylum, but he also took a bit of time to write a few words about his experience. As it's the perfect time of day for us Europeans to enjoy the 3 videos he prepared, don't forget to switch off the lights and to turn the volume of your headphones up. Chin up!

What Salocin thinks about the game


Outlast is a good game. Visually, it may not be as impressive as recent AAA titles, but it has a strong visual identity and it looks great for an indie title. The lighting effects are excellent and they serve both atmosphere and gameplay alike. The soundtrack has also been carefully crafted, with quiet pieces when nothing is happening and nerve-racking music when things are getting out of hands. The price to pay for such a well-paced atmosphere? Outlast is a linear kind of game, which might trouble some, though I personally think it's not really an issue in a survival horror title. What could probably come more as a flaw is the fact that the game seems to be build on the same series of sequences. First, everything is quiet and though there is clear tension, there is no immediate threat. then, you have to activate a button or something so you can move on. Finally comes the terror of having to escape crazy enemies you can't face. Because of this, some might find the game a bit repetitive, but as far as I'm concerned, I just love Outlast and I can only recommend it if you're a survival horror enthusiast.

The First 10 Minutes
The First 10 Minutes #2
The First 10 Minutes #3

All comments

Commented on 2013-09-08 23:04:13
Ah ! Don't feel to bad, Miguel. I can't even watch it on Youtube let alone play it xD
Commented on 2013-09-08 23:39:15
I daren't even buy it!! :D
Commented on 2013-09-09 03:56:32
"daren't"???

Oh, nevermind... it'll be in the dictionary next week, along with "twerk". ;)
Commented on 2013-09-09 05:15:23 In reply to twitchfactor
It's a contraction of "dare not". I knew that and english isn't even my first language.
Commented on 2013-09-09 11:44:06 In reply to twitchfactor
Posted by twitchfactor
"daren't"???

Oh, nevermind... it'll be in the dictionary next week, along with "twerk". ;)
Where you from twitch? ;D
Commented on 2013-09-09 21:52:20
Hell of a game so far. Although I've heard the game is short, I don't think a game like this needs to be more than 5 hours long. Besides, most people (myself included) can really only handle around half an hour to an hour per sitting. Scariest game I have played since the original Silent Hills!

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