FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Our videos of Slender: The Arrival

Our videos of Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival was released on PC a while back but we hadn't had the chance to play it very much until now. This independent horror game is the sequel to the famous Slender: The Eight Pages and it still proposes a very efficient atmosphere, but it unfortunately also suffers from a few performance issues. Because the shadow effects are so demanding and the number of trees (and the shadows they cast) is so important, framerate cannot hold a steady 60 frames per second, even on good hardware like ours. There are even instances where it dropped to 30 fps on our i5 4670K (4.0 GHz, 8Go RAM, GTX 670). Pop-up can also get in the way of what is, despite all this, quite a scary experience overall.

First 10 minutes - Part 1
First 10 minutes - Part 2

All comments

Commented on 2013-12-10 14:42:12
I've had this since release and have still to play any more than 10minutes of it. Pussy springs to mind....
Commented on 2013-12-10 15:22:19
beginning is so nice with wind through the trees
Commented on 2013-12-10 20:08:37
i video hd di questo sito sono fenomenalli
Commented on 2013-12-10 20:20:46
So weird, in the first video at the beginning with the trees it looks like a next-gen game, but after that it looks like a PC game from like 10 years ago. :S

Either way, seems like PC is the platform to be if you're into creepy/horror games.
Commented on 2013-12-10 21:01:06
A little confused on the PC build. It's a nice system but a 670 is extremely underpowered. Hit me up you'd like to form a partnership and I can get you a better card. dustinpr (at) digitalhippos.com
Commented on 2013-12-11 14:00:54 In reply to dborgill
It's not that underpowered considering the games that are available these days. The problem is we can't really afford to buy a new graphics card and I don't think you would benefit much from any kind of partnership given our current situation. Thanks anyway. :)

By the way, these videos were captured using Miguel's 2 GTX 680.

About the game


What's up?
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker So....Beyond Good & Evil 2 happening after all? [url] (1 Hour ago)
  • droezelke
    droezelke Ok. I went with FH3 :-) (2 Hours ago)
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX DOTA2 having 800k players right now isn't exactly normal levels of success. (3 Hours ago)
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX Nah they just play 3-4 games A LOT. (3 Hours ago)
  • GriftGFX
    GriftGFX If there were some hacking epidemic on PC I could see that being more compelling but I don't think the benefits outweigh any real harm. (3 Hours ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth not that it matters, as people only play 3-4 games on pc according to numbers :P (3 Hours ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth my point was that not all devs have the know-how or budget to have that level of security. (3 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (10 Weeks ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories