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Still on the fence about the game? Then read our review here and discover why “This game was very entertaining in its story telling and had amazing character development.”
Until Dawn is a multiple ending game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It follows a group of friends vacationing at a mountain lodge in the midst of winter, who’ve come together on the one year anniversary of a tragedy, in hopes of gaining closure and remembering the lost.
From the very first decision made by the player, ripples are sent forth that change the story ahead of you. Do you snoop or respect the privacy of others? Do you approach a situation with aggression or do you try to diffuse it? Do you lie to protect someone or let them face the cold truth? All of these decisions present themselves within the first episode and only get tougher with progression. Each character is presented in a different light ranging from the do-gooder clowns to the dark hearted snobs and these impressions, if the player is easily manipulated, can lead to biased decisions.
Throughout the game, you are momentarily removed from story for brief “sessions” with a therapist. Here, you are asked questions specific to yourself concerning fears, empathy or lack thereof for others and the ability to distinguish between reality and hallucinations. Depending on your answers, the environment in which these sessions take place are modified to your displeasure or for those with more morbid tendencies, your great enjoyment.
Until Dawn has a movie like quality to it, thanks to its amazing graphics featuring spot on renditions of the actors voicing each role. If left idle for a short time the screen closes in on the current character and you can read the stress and uneasiness they’re experiencing in every facial tick and wince. The snowy landscape is quite beautiful in the dark and mysterious way, once described as a “winter wonderland”. Moving along the mountain paths creates soon to be filled in footprints accompanied by the audible crunch of snow, howling wind and various animal sounds. Whether it’s walking across the property on a snow covered tree lined path or exploring the bowels of the lodge, there is always a feeling of eerie discomfort. That maybe you aren’t alone. Did that door just close on its own? Is some raging beast going to leap from the tree line and shred this poor soul? What was that hellish screeching sound? WHERE IS EVERYONE?!
Scattered across each environment are a series of clues pertaining to Hannah and Beth (the missing sisters), the truth about events that occurred at the asylum also located on the mountain in 1952, the mystery man identified in wanted posters whose last known whereabouts were on the mountain and five totem poles. Each of these poles are a different color and are broken into six pieces. The colors are black, yellow, brown, red and white, which represents death, guidance, loss, danger and fortune respectively. When examined each totem gives a vision of a possible future outcome and once all of them are put together, they reveal the true history of the mountain and the tragic situation the sisters found themselves in. There is also a butterfly effect feature that shows what decision lead to a certain action and a character meter showing how your current vessel feels about the others.
This game was very entertaining in its story telling and had amazing character development. Not once was I ever bored, though I did lose patience with some characters and found myself vowing to punish them. There were times I was left speechless when characters I wasn’t currently playing with decided to sacrifice another character due to a decision made several episodes ago. What felt like the right decision at the time could result in dire consequences later on. I highly recommend this game. I have and plan to continue playing to experience all the twists it has to offer.
Developer: Supermassive Games
Played on: Sony PlayStation 4
Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.
Supermassive Game’s Until Dawn has officially launched today in North America. What better way to celebrate (Besides picking up the game) the interactive horror game’s release, than with a launch trailer. Check it out below.
Until Dawn is available now exclusively on PS4. It launches on Aug 28th in the UK. Stay tuned for our review.
Whether you are looking to have your hunger for more things Until Dawn satiated, or you need more convincing, you’re in luck. The latest edition of PlayStation Underground — hosted by Sony’s Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements, features almost 20 minutes of new gameplay.
Nothing else needs to be said honestly, if you want to see more footage of the game, then go ahead. Enjoy!
Do you defend yourself, or do you search for the source of the disturbance? Those are two of the choices present in this new live action trailer for Supermassive Game’s upcoming interactive horror game, Until Dawn.
What better way to promote a game that is all about player choice, than with a trailer that does the same? Now, where’s the “I’m black so I’m gonna run like hell!” option?
Until Dawn releases on August 25, exclusively for PlayStation 4.
Supermassive Games’ upcoming interactive horror game Until Dawn, is all about providing the player with choices but the results can be disastrous. The newly released ‘Aftermath’ trailer focuses on the Butterfly Effect mechanic and how it alters the game’s story.
“The way we have implemented this system in game means there are thousands of potential branches to every player’s individual story. Some of your decisions might appear to be inconsequential – a conversation choice that makes a character come across as a bit of an ass, for example – but if you’d made a different choice that character might have ended up the hero. Everything you choose can affect how other characters react, potentially with dire consequences. Some choices are more obvious but much more difficult, like choosing which friend will live and which will die,” Tim Hodges Product Manager, SCEE
Every decision you make can have an immediate or long-term impact on the story. According to Hodges you won’t always know what they will be, until after you’ve made your choice. “It was important to us that players shouldn’t second guess their path through the story of Until Dawn. It’s only after you’ve made a decision that you’ll find out the consequences of that choice, sometimes only hours later.”
Until Dawn will launch of August 25, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
Supermassive Games, the studio behind the upcoming PS4 exclusive B-movie horror title Until Dawn, has announced via twitter that the game has gone gold. For those who are unaware, “going gold” means the development of a video game is finished and it is now time for the discs to be manufactured and distributed.
For this summer’s August 25th release of Until Dawn, a bonus chapter awaits those who pre-order. It consists of a new chapter that will feature a fresh couple, Matt and Emily, strolling on a wintry mountain path, oblivious to their approaching doom.
Originally revealed as a PlayStation move title for the PS3 back in 2012, Until Dawn was later reintroduced in August 2014 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The main game stars eight friends who are stranded together on a remote mountain getaway with a psychotic murderer, their fates to be determined by the player’s decisions.
Details from the game’s official listing:
Make the impossible choices where every decision could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom?
Until Dawn will shock you with realistic graphics and terrify you with edge-of-your seat gameplay
Carve your path to survival with branching story lines that promise no two experiences will be the same.
Immerse yourself in a spine-tingling story written in collaboration with famed cult writer/directors Larry Fessenden & Graham Reznick.
You can also check out the game’s official box art.
Sony has finally announced Until Dawn’s official release date. The adventure/survival horror title from Supermassive Games, will release on August 25, 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
A new trailer has also been revealed, offering plenty of scares while also introducing a new character played by Peter Stormare (Fargo, Arrow). You can check it out below, along with some new screenshots.