The supernatural clues can be recorded by using infrared filters. So, a story is built by putting the boundaries between the real and the supernatural appears to blur. However, the realistic narrative style is almost always evident, and most of all, these incidents are merely the result of Giulia’s imagination. This is a way to take the wind from the sails of the supernatural elements.
Sure of these nightmares, however, are interconnected in the natural world. In these nightmares, Giulia automatically walks through the dark forest and has to select a stop every few feet. There is a representation of sentence blocks. Each player has the option of choosing which one they choose. In the final analysis, there is only one correct answer. The trial-and-error approach is the only way to get to the desired result. In other instances, an animated puppet Grim Reaper will deliver a long monologue without warning. This abrupt shift in tone isn’t considered contextualized (for the duration of time).
In addition, LKA attempts to determine the role of the family in World War II: the father, a German soldier who hates war, and Giulia and her mother, who become an operative. In all the various elements projected on the brief running duration, Martha is Dead gives the impression of being a mess of complexities and confusion. It is precisely like the typical Pixi book because of expectations built up over time. Nothing is as it appears, especially over long periods of narrative. The idea is to present the psyche of Giulia, which is impacted by abuse, neglect, and trauma. Unfortunately, the fragments are not arranged in a beautiful way.
Have the paragraphs in the past appeared confused in their content? We also felt that way. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to praise the delightful title the credit of having too many possibilities for just a short game. Martha is Dead tries to be all things to all people, but it doesn’t manage to master all of the elements in a remarkable way: family drama, paranormal thriller, detective thriller, a dark interpretation of the double-lottery simulation, and the one thing that is the most important: an excursion into Giulia’s frame of mind. A few of these removed aspects would have made the game flow more clearly.
Martha is great in all respects
However, Martha is Dead is enthralling. Because, in general, every one of the stylistic and playful elements that are considered individually has their appeal, but their interaction is a bit forced. The surreal vibe created by the stark contrast between the stunning Mediterranean setting and the dark scenes is particularly effective. Walking through a sunny meadow of poppies as a swarm of aircraft thunders through the sky can create an uncomfortable feeling because of the stark contrast between the summer glam and the wartime backdrop.
The problem is that this setting is hampered by the limitations set by a tiny studio. Particularly in outdoor areas, muddy textures obscure the view significantly when playing the PS4 version that we tried. This is incredibly annoying since it can hurt specific task-specific solutions. The process of deciphering the washed-out letters in the form of a Morse puzzle or finding phone numbers on poorly lit notes and then putting it all together made us feel like we were in a nightmare.
Additionally, the setting contributes an element of Martha is Dead’s setting. You must experiment with Italian dubbing at all times. The story is staged more accurately in the highly dubbed, well-dubbed language of the environment. But if you do not speak that language, you’ll need to rely on subtitles full of errors. Alternately, you can use the equally excellent German dubbing. However, that means that you’re stuck by audio tracks absent in specific locations.