Scratches: Director's Cut

Scratches: Director's Cut

Kaffeebohnson Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:06am
Sell me on this game!
I wonder if this game is for me.

I like Horror Games like Silent Hill, where you are utterly alone in a dark place, strangely comforting in its morbidness.

I also like Myst, but I am absolutely terrible at its cryptic logic puzzles. So terrible in fact, that I got more enjoyment out of watching a huge fan play it on youtube, giving really in-depth commentary not unlike a travel guide.

Things I wonder about:

- Is the story anything special?
- Is the game in realtime 3D? Static Images? FMVs?
- If it's prerendered, whats the resolution?
- Are there other characters? If so, how is the Voicework?
- How does suspenseful horror work together with slow paces adventure mechanics?

So, if you liked this game, you can try to sell it to me ;)
Last edited by Kaffeebohnson; Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:06am
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Dimitri Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:23am 
I would definately reccomend it to you. If you like being utterly alone in a (not specifically) dark place this game is for you.

There are some unpleasant puzzles in the game, but those are not cryptic logic puzzles and you can easily use a walkthrough if you get stuck. Or you can even use it for the whole game, it will not spoil much.

Is the story anything special? Yes, it definately is.
Is the game in realtime 3D? I believe its not.
Yes, it is prerendered, but I can't remember the resolution, though it's not a really nice one. But you get used to it.
Are there other characters? Yes, there are. I think the voicework is pretty decent.
How does suspenseful horror work together with slow paces adventure mechanics? I do not really get that question, but it basically is exploring and doing ''puzzles'' in a big manor. (Not only a manor, you will find out) with scary parts in it. Most of these scary parts occur during the night, because the time progresses if you progress in the game.

I would say give this game a try. From what you say in the beginning, I think you will like it.
Last edited by Dimitri; Apr 5, 2014 @ 4:25am
João Apr 6, 2014 @ 6:16am 
Definitely use a walkthrough. It's not worth it rummaging through the house again and again every time you progress looking for some new sweet spot that opened up. That being said, I think you should get the game, since it's atmosphere is able to rival that of more "interactive" experiences such as Amnesia or Silent Hill.

One of the things I liked the most about the story wasn't the plot itself, but the writing and the way it left you progressively more curious. So if that appeals to you as well, this is definitely an interesting experience.

Also, in the same style, consider checking out Dark Fall and Barrow Hill.
LazyFly Apr 7, 2014 @ 11:41am 
I wouldn't use a walkthrough, not unless you get to a point where you're frustrated but I definately wouldn't fire one up from the get go. This games entire schtick is based on setting a mood, if you know exactly what you're looking for you're kind of shooting yourself in the foot as far immersion goes.
Defiled_Popsicle Jun 23, 2014 @ 3:56am 
This game reminds me so much of shivers 2.
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