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EAPidgeon avatar 12:43 AM on 06.13.2012  (server time)
Don't Enter The Basement: Current Thoughts on Lone Survivor(Currently Playing)

A game worth talking about even before you're done

You can't go without protection
Let me just state, that the first thing I have to say so far about Lone Survivor, and having never actually played hands on any of the Silent Hill games it's so related to. It's a fantastic masterpiece and I haven't felt such energy or imagination from a 2D game before. However not wishing to get distracted allow me to share my thoughts about Lone Survivor.

Having just reached the basement I'm amazed by how using simple sound design and impressive writing that Jasper Byrne has managed to make a game which despite having no actual 3D monster gnawing at your face, just as scary. You could say what lured me in the most however, is the fact that the 'mutants' you fight in Lone Survivor seem to be to a certain degree, exactly the same as a zombie apocalypse, and of course being a good and loving gamer, I love zombies.

Pills Here!
What impresses me the most however is despite the fact that Lone Survivor has a sketchy, even condiluted plot, it all seems to make a odd sort of sense. I still feel one of the most interesting aspects however is the clearly skewed point of mind of the protagonist. You can never tell if you're character is actually seeing something, or just going plain crazy, and this is what keeps the plot of this game so enjoyable. One of the best parts of this game and clearly, are the visions they further continue to muddle your mind up and confuse you, and in fact I'm still not quite sure who "The Director" is, a figment of the protagonist imagination, or a real person.

Clearly we're not insane
When Can I Cook That Ham
One of the things I love about Lone Survivor and hate is the lack of a prompt on the status for your consumable items, it makes the game fantastically enjoyable but at the same time can be hilariously punishing, not seeing my milk saying it had turned into rotten milk, I naturally had my character drink it only to nearly die from it, needless to say this is a tad comical, one of the best moments in Lone Survivor however is picking an item from your inventory and realizing what you can finally use it for, sadly I hadn't noticed this until Day 9 with the bucket in my inventory, that I could collect water.

Seems Perfectly Edible *Vomits*

Needless to say I got Lone Survivor for the cheapo Humble Bundle V price, I had eventually planned to get around for buying it but I ended up getting it with the cheapo pack. (Yes, I'm horrible I have a gift card with 30 cents left and I used a penny of it.

Current Stance
This game is a 10/10 for me, and I would encourage anyone who hasn't yet played it needs themselves to pick it up, it truly is a superb game and in a genre I feel frankly needs to be explored more.

P.S: I do feel this came off as more of a review then I intended and the writing may be a bit weaker then usual but I felt it would be a waste to write nothing about this impressive game.

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