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.
I wasn't really setting up any specific comparison at all. I said modern phones and many PCs. That's pretty vague. You can set whatever limits on that you want. (32 minutes ago)
Granted.. synthetic benchmarks are just that.. but in Geekbench 4 a Snapdragon 835 can outperform a Q9550.. which is definitely faster than the E6600. (47 minutes ago)
My personal history of personal computing goes back to 8-bit computers. I think 2017 ARM CPUs are amazing. (49 minutes ago)
@droezelke: I said E6600.. and its single core performance in synthetic benchmarks is certainly comparable. But yes. You can go back to the 80s. I didn't say anything about them being modern. (50 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: no, a snapdragon 835 does not have computing power of a Q6600 (9 years old). Do you really want to go further in time to prove your statement made sense? (55 minutes ago)
And "many" isn't a specific number. There are many 8088s :D (1 Hour ago)
But the exponential rate of progress means that you don't have to go back too far to make that true. A lot of the progress here was done in our lifetimes. That's amazing. (1 Hour ago)