I absolutely dislike horror movies because I can't control anything that's happening in front of me, and the hapless victims always make the worst decisions. It's the reason I adore horror games -- at least if I get a chainsaw to the face, I know it was my bad. Until Dawn, a PS4 exclusive from Super Massive Games flips the two notions above on their head, and combines them into a single, terrifying experience.
Here's a snippet from our review:
Yes, your urge to kill your avatars will rise quickly in the first act as you’re made to switch between them and select decisions that will either strengthen or jeopardise their personal relationships. Some practical tips I can give you here: people generally don't like it when you try to read their phone texts, deliberately miss a quick-time event to snatch them back from a cliff edge, or if you point your gun at them in a Russian roulette scenario. Some people, man. So fucking precious.
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How all these American Pie rejects feel about one another is measured through trackable stats on your pause menu, too, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get drawn into the he-said-she-said bullshit of it all. Mostly because it greatly affects who lives, who cries, who bangs (no, it never gets that good), and how many of you are getting out of this six-hour adventure.