I'm a huge fan of horror games and watching the beta being played on various sites by a number of people, this game deserves its high rating for being such an original idea and for it having very impressive visuals. This game can well be said that it is the one and only game in the horror genre that takes a leap away from the rest of the horror games out their with its heart pounding scares and its mind twisting events.
I'm definitely biased, being a hard-core adventure gamer, but Steel Sky may well be one of the best games ever made. If not that, then the best dystopian adventure game at least. How well it holds up is highly dependant on nostalgia (and without nostalgia... well, then patience and a dark sense of humor).
Albeit short Grey provides Silent Hill inspired environments that gives off the restless and horrific vibe you'd expect. Although I had wished I would had been told there was iron-sights you can opt to use it ends up being quite redundant due to the fact the monsters are quite fast.
While the ingame videos are nice, I felt that they tore away from the focus of first person horror -- not in the sense that I can see my character in the environment but the fact that it stopped gameplay for a few seconds in order for me to see my character doing something, which should had only been done just in really important bits - rather than what could had been an awesome scare (I am referring to the ghost like encounters across a hallway) subtle scares like this are far more effective when a player encounters them himself, although I do understand it's hard to do when to trigger them ; I would probably use something in the lines of what Valve had done with doves in order to get the players attention, only in your situation it could be dust, your black myst or several other methods to capture the players attention to these scares instead of stopping gameplay. There were excellent other methods that gave great scares however, and even though most felt like jump scares it was still well done.
I felt there was a lot of redundancy however. The excessive amounts of melee weapons is also nice but none of them were comparable to the pipe, leaving them redundant for the player to use.
I addition I also found; and this may pertain on normal mode at least, that batteries are not only plentiful but I never truly ran out of flashlight power. It did keep me on edge hoping I wouldn't run out but it was something that I never encountered.
Overall it's a great mod, wished it was a bit longer since it was indeed very enjoyable and definitely worth your time, even with my own criticism, to give it a shot!
Excellent work guys!
good game with alot of potential but nothing is geting done this game has been in beta for 2 years come on.
still only has one playable race anotians with one building and 3 units who are all the same. please fufill this games potential it is a real shame that nothing is gteting done.