[The Park] Finally did The Park
I was really tired last night so went to bed early, hoping I’d actually get to sleep until my normal get-up time. Nope. Awake at 4:30, darnitall! But that meant I had 3 hours to kill. Could have done some FFXIV, of course, but I decided instead that it was time to do The Park. I’m not really one to go for Horror genre of anything, so my liking of TSW was a surprise to me. The reviews I’ve read of The Park made it sound interesting yet offputting at the same time. But then again, on the few occasions I’ve seen horror movies I tend to find them funny and the “jump scares” to be telegraphed and pathetic, so…. what the heck? Fired it on up and in I went.
And it was very good. I can see why people are calling it a “walking simulator” or maybe even gracing it with “interactive story” becuz, well… yeah, that about sums it up. But what a story! And experiencing it when locked into a 1st person view… well, I actually got caught up in it, so the jump scares actually worked. And with the sound effects of unseen things walking near you, the music, the ambiance….. it worked. And then toward the end when you go through a series of rooms, then descend a staircase only to find yourself again in those same rooms, except now they’re a little different…. and then do that again and they’re a little more different…… and again……. and again…… it was a literal descent into madness, and it worked so very well. Joel Bylos, you Magnificent Bastard!
I took quite a few screenshots, and while I think they’re more-or-less spoiler-free…. they could still be spoilers, so I’m not posting them here, but if you care to click through to the imgur album I created with them, then it’s right here. But again… just becuz I don’t think they’re spoilery doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re not, so…. you have been warned!
Posted on November 13, 2015, in General, RPG and tagged The Park, The Secret World, TSW. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
I had forgotten about this game – definitely need to check it out!
As you may have already seen from my own review, I was very impressed by The Park. It’s amazing to me that this was essentially a tech demo they decided to release in the hopes of recouping some development costs. Imagine what Joel and co. could do when firing on all cylinders!
Definitely hope we get more TSW spin-offs in future.
Yeah, I was very impressed with it and hope for more also.