For a while now, horror games have been trying to bridge the gap between the “sneaky” and “shooty.” Are you an Amnesia style hide-and-seek simulator, or a Dying Light face splattering run-and-gun? Alien: Isolation did an admirable job, mixing the human/android gun-play with cat and mouse alien avoidance. Now, Camel 101 and Bigmoon Entertainment are following in those footsteps with Syndrome. Check out their new trailer:
From the Press Release:
Syndrome is a survival horror game set in the future, where the player controls a character who wakes up in a spaceship, with no memory of what happened. The spaceship is adrift in space, and most of the crew is dead or insane. The rest is changed…
The player will need to survive, find out what’s going on and what happened to the crew. Sometimes the hostiles can be taken out, but most of the times the best strategy is to run and hide. The game is played in first person view. While exploring, the player can pick up and interact with objects like doors, keypads, computer consoles, drawers, machinery, etc and use weapons (both melee and long range). The enemy units are powerful and numerous, which means that the player must be stealthy and evade combat when possible. There are weapons aboard the ship, but ammo is very limited.
● Claustrophobic horror: the action takes place inside a spaceship. There are countless horrors inside, both physical and psychological.
● Fight or hide: there are weapons on the ship, but not enough ammo to take everyone out. Use them wisely.
● Engaging storyline: nothing is what it seems. Something very bad happened aboard the ship, and it’s up to you to find out what’s really going on.
● Reactive enemies: they’ll follow noises and investigate any disturbances.
● Interactive scenario: there’s plenty of exploration to do inside the ship, and many things to discover.
I was particularly impressed by the lighting. The way that the lights flick click on with a dull thud as you walk by give every step a foreboding feeling. How about you guys? What’s got you excited for Syndrome? Let me know below!