Seek is an impressive first person survival horror puzzle adventure game inspired by Amnesia, Outlast and Cry of Fear, that’s set in the 18th century and doesn’t just lock you in a gloomy house, but allows you to explore vast and beautifully rendered expanses of it’s massive game world.
The huge open world of Seek is something you don’t see often in a horror game, with large open expanses that are more reminiscent of an open world RPG. These open areas highlight how alone you are in the world and also serve to amplify the feeling of claustrophobia when the walls do close in as you enter buildings and tunnel networks. Scares are pretty few and far between at the moment, but there is a wonderfully eerie atmosphere, a few glimpses of unknown oddities and some rather nasty Lost-style malicious black clouds later on in the Alpha.
Seek features physics based puzzles, such as using objects to bash a door down or building bridges out of planks of wood. These puzzles are fairly rudimentary at the moment, but they allow for a less formulaic approach than the standard keycards and levers approach, and no doubt they will get trickier as the game progresses.
The game size and graphical polish in Seek’s Alpha alone puts most full horror game releases to shame. It looks set to be an epic horror adventure once it’s fully fleshed out – you’re going to need some seriously sturdy walking boots to traverse it’s expanses!
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