Layers of Fear is a First person psychological horror game developed by ‘anshar studios‘ and published by ‘Bloober Team‘. Layers of Fear iOS said to be coming out the 15th of June 2023 on the Xbox Series X, PS5 and pc. X35 Earthwalker has never been scared by a horror game. Layers of Fear ain’t the new kid on the block in the horror world. Let’s take a look.
Layers of Fear, well this version of it is more like a compilation. This installment contains “both Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2, along with all DLCs—including the new ‘The Final Note’ DLC”. So fans of Layers of Fear will most likely appreciate this. They can face the horrors once again but with basically improved everything, especially in terms of visuals. Layers of Fear is made in Unreal Engine 5. So yeah… set your expectations.
Remember we mentioned Unreal Engine 5? There’s also supports Ray Tracing, HDR, and 4K resolution. So you just know the Xbox Series X will dominate here. Layers of Fear has new storylines including “the never-before-revealed story of The Writer ties everything together”. So veteran Layers of Fear characters have some new content to look forward to.
We checked out some Layers of Fear gameplay and it’s what we expected. After all Layers of Fear is described as a psychological horror game. So expect most of the horror to come for your mind. Expect darkness… a lot of it. Expect sounds coming from certain places. Expect threats to be showing up, especially out of reach but not doing anything yet… but you know it’s going to be a real threat later. We know for a fact that Layers of Fear won’t be able to scare us.
Overall Layers of Fear looks like out will be an alright game. It hasn’t impressed us though. The Layers of Fear fans and the fans of horror may go crazy for it though. Let’s see. Thew graphics and visuals are definitely there. They are excellent. We have to give it that. Keep the light source on and working and try not to lose your mind. The developers ‘Anshar studios’ have done a very good job with this. We at X35 Earthwalker just can’t be scared by this game. It ain’t got what it takes. Now Layers of Fear may got amped up but it’s still too small for… the ‘Earth Walk!’
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is the new psychological horror game (it is) developed by ‘Team Salvato‘ and published by ‘Serenity Forge‘. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is said to be coming out the 30th of June 2021 on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PC. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is something are have been waiting for as well. Let’s take a look.
Monika, Sayori, Yuri and Natsuki are back. Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! is something that many gamers have been waiting for even though most of them don’t have the balls (or breasts for ladies) to publicly admit it. We were waiting for this game. We have really high expectations for Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! You can expect the same psychological horror from the original game. Twists and turns will be here also. Players should expect the game to mess with their heads. Maybe enter your minds as well and take your place in the real world… maybe… it could happen… It’s good to see Monika, Sayori, Yuri and Natsuki again.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! has improved graphics and visuals, full HD. There’s over 100 unlockable images like game art, concept sketches and wallpapers. There’s a full fledged music player. There are 26 in-game songs thanks to the 13 additional songs. So play what you want and even loop the same single song over and over again. There’s now 6 new side quests in Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! It’s been stated that these side quests are hours worth of gameplay. We will also get to learn the original of the literature club. This is good to hear but we have some concerns. Is this big enough though. So will it be the same storyline, everything the same for the most part but just added the 6 side quests? We need new things, big stuff and something more than the original experience. We will explain a bit why in the next paragraph.
Firstly because there has been so many mods for Doki Doki Literature Club that it’s amazing. Many people liked Doki Doki Literature Club so much that they put in serious work to build the mods. Some of them are seriously good. So good that it’s actually better than the original game! For example the best Doki Doki Literature club mod we have ever played was the Blue Skies mod. It has like over 20 hours worth of gameplay, full fledged character routes depending on which girl you pursued. There was new characters, there was Christmas and halloween (both events was fun). There was good and bad ending with the good endings mostly feel so conclusive like we can accept that ending. Blue Skies mod was so darn good. So off course the developers of the original game needs to do something new and do something big. It has to be big. If they don’t want to take the romantic dating route that’s fine since Doki Doki Literature club is mainly a psychological horror game, but it needs to be big. Do you see what we mean? Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! can’t just be Doki Doki Literature Club with side quests. Mods like blue skies will still be better. We actually really enjoyed Blue Skies. The developers have to go big. They can’t get outshined here.
Yes we agree that Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! coming to consoles is a big thing and the added side quests are exciting as we get to see what’s actually cannon. The mods are great and all but it’s all what the fan developer wanted but now we get what’s actually cannon and official for the characters. Questions we had like what’s Natsuki’s dad really like? What’s truly going on with Monika? Parents, the main character etc. What we would suggest is to have a much longer main story, have it more like an adventure. There may be more clear consequences concerning your choices. Make sure players can actually reach a conclusion (they have that we know). Take the mind games to another level maybe concerning patterns in the choices made by players or whatever. There must be more mind twists. Since most people have seen or know or played Doki Doki Literature club. It will be hard to impress or catch some off guard now without new things. So we hope the developers thought about these things.
Overall we aren’t excited for Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! but looking forward to it. X35 Earthwalker being the smartest, wiser and greatest video gamer of all time doesn’t get scared easy or caught out with stuff. He has played the original game and the best mod of that game. It will take a lot to impress herald quite a bit to bring a new experience. We don’t want a remake but that’s up to the very skilled developers. We like the additional things they add though like the music, new graphics and definitely the side quests. We will just have to wait and see. The developers ‘Team Salvato’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker are looking forward to and keeping an eye out for Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Now Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! may have some psychological horror mind games but those have no effect on… the ‘Earth Walk!’
In Sound Mind is a new first person psychological horror game developed by ‘We Create Stuff‘ and published by ‘Modus Games‘. In Sound Mind is said to the coming out on the Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC in 2021. In Sound Mind is taking a risky sub genre for horror. We do hope they can pull it off though. They do have a cat though. Let’s take a look.
In Sound Mind (‘Sound mind’ is a phrase from the Bible but once again no shout out. Lame). In the world of In Sound Mind, you wake up and find yourself in the corridor of a building. Now this isn’t a regular building though. It sort of has a life of its own. The plot thickens though. The building leads you to a group of survivors or should we say victims. They all been effected by an “experimental chemical”.
Our character must be effected by the same experimental chemical as now we are seeing some strange things too as we try to figure out what’s going on around here. You now experience visions, crazy ones. Not only that but a whole load of what’s described as “imposing horrors”. this has to be referring to the dangers and enemies you will face. Not only that but there’s a cat. This isn’t just your cat sitting on a wall. This cat is weird and apparently it’s called Tonia. In Sound Mind has nothing to do with an actual sound mind.
Now remember gamers, In Sound Mind is a psychological horror. Meaning this is most likely just in the characters mind. It’s a mental thing. Unlike other psychological horror games, you can actually defend yourself. There are weapons. So expect a gun. There’s a flashlight to light your way, you know the drill. Oh there’s mannequins by the way but not regular ones as they are sentient. So have fun with that. It might be right behind you now.
Another thing that In Sound Mind is pushing hard is the puzzles. In Sound Mind has emphasis on these puzzles. Beating the bosses, that’s right… bosses, is a puzzle. There are certain mechanics and weaknesses that require gamers to use their heads… for a change (shots fired). Literally the game makes it clear that beat bosses by solving “mind-bending puzzles”. We know that the player will be stalked throughout the game too. There’s lots going on.
We checked out some In Sound Mind gameplay and it’s not exactly what we expected for some parts but more or less what we expected. You are jumping all over the place by going through door. You end up in many locations, all pretty much dark and atmospheric. We even saw smoke. There are ghoulish ghost enemies called watchers who are not friendly at all and can’t be defeated straight up. The inventory seems easy to use and understand. Some more solid enemies can be killed by firearms. A headshot can take down an enemy almost instantly. The graphics look good so far but the music is better. Sound track was done by someone called ‘the living tombstone’. Some of the tracks are very good.
Overall In Sound Mind looks like it’s going to be a good game. We hope the puzzles are good quality and not annoying. That they are of varying difficulty and actually make sense. It’s psychological horror so it better be scary and confuse the player due to mental strain and not bad plot. There’s lots of work to be done in the game. We aren’t thrilled by psychological horror but maybe In Sound Mind can change that. Maybe. The developers ‘We Create Stuff’ have done a good job so far. We at X35 Earthwalker will have to see what In Sound Mind brings. Now In Sound Mind may have a cat, mannequins and bosses but none of those are remotely special when compared too… the ‘Earth Walk!’