Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Soul - Horror Videogame Review (X-Box Indie)
Soul is a short puzzle type game that sees you guiding a soul around various mazes without touching the walls.
The game starts with a patient in a Hospital bed dying. Out of the patients body comes a glowing blue orb; this is what you control in the game. Your aim is to escape the confines of the Hospital so that you can ascend to Heaven, avoiding Demons on the way who want to take you to Hell.
The game world feels like a bad place, everything is dank and depressing, it's only really at the games end where there is a sense of beauty in the surroundings. The Demons make a awful roaring noise, and the only human seen in the game nearly made me fall off my seat in shock!
The game only took me about 20 minutes to complete, but it's all about perfecting your time, and it is very well self contained and doesn't feel rushed. At 80 Microsoft points this is well worth buying.