There aren’t many projects that fall under Modus Games’ Modus Games publishing house can be described as successful However, when it comes to In Sound Mind, the most successful work of the indie group We Create Stuff, they did not miss the mark. We will tell you in a way that is not spoiler-free the reasons why those who love the genre of narrative horror must check it out.
- Producer: We Create Stuff
- Publisher: Modus Games
- Please note: September 29, 2021
It’s so easy to find independent horror titles out there today that it’s challenging to keep up with them all, but after you’ve tried one, two, or three, it’s hard not to be disappointed. The gameplay is sloppy, not terrifying even if the plot isn’t very compelling and the gameplay is mediocre. But, if you don’t, you’ll be able to forget all of them, and you run the risk of missing something truly remarkable.
We’ve created something completely new at the studio named We Create Stuff. What are they doing? They created a puzzle that isn’t quite as clear and a few browser games, some mods to Portal, a few mods on Portal, along with the “widely well-known within small groups” scary game Nightmare House built on a half-life engine. Then suddenly, it turns into an independent product? Yes, it is. It’s quite astonishing.
After resolving a few simple problems, you end up at the protagonist’s office, which is where you get an explanation of the plot. The main character Desmond Wales is a psychiatrist in Milton Haven whose patients, for reasons that he cannot understand, appear bizarre and then die one after another. However, desmond is confident of his professional skills and does not doubt that external involvement was involved.
Desmond discovers that he’s stuck somewhere between the worlds of real and abstract reality. In the course of investigating the cases that his patients have died, the doctor visits their altered, traumatized, and distorted realities to free their souls from suffering and to finally understand the chaos around them.
From the very first second of gameplay, you’re sucked into an unsettling swarm of noises such as creaks, whispers, whispers, along with other unpleasant bad for your ears sounds. the dark, creepy background perfectly intensifies and enhances the mood.
The creators have employed numerous tried-and-true techniques to ensure that the user is alert: objects away from the player’s field of view, bizarre blurs of light in certain places, and ever-changing, ever-shifting, real-time scenery. In addition, we regularly give players all kinds of notes to ensure that the feeling of a ghostly presence doesn’t fade away for a second.
We all know that Indie horror games usually come out as atmospheric. However, they suffer from poorly implemented mechanics. In this way, In Sound Mind was no exception. The game’s stealth mechanics are not well-designed. The creatures are visually pretty swift, and it’s impossible to cover them completely. If they do spot you, they’ll pursue you until the end of the road.
It’s true that Desmond receives a firearm, and getting into dingy, unfamiliar rooms is a bit easier. However, like other tools, essential and optional, to acquire the gun, you’ll need to go through the traditional hunt to locate things, and In Sound Mind is full-packed.
If stealth, poor efficiency, and not necessarily the most effective translation, they don’t paint a picture of In Sound Mind; the boss fights are the most intriguing and well-played options. It’s hard to say with no spoilers. Therefore, be aware that There are many bosses here, and all are dependent on stories, and you’ll have to find a way of tackling every one. In the case of the first such as, say, you’re fond of Antosha Gorodetsky in “Dozors,” you’ll have to make use of the mirror.
The game can be described with its delicate humor, but it has plenty of terrifying moments. What makes the game so scary isn’t just the scrimmers but the setting: stories that include terrifying details, dark descriptions, and potentially dangerous situations. If you are able to endure the stoic images, In Sound Mind will delight you often.