by Mike Rose 24/9/2013
Product: Lone Survivor
Developer: Curve Studios
Format: PS Vita
Lone Survivor is a deeply unsettling experience. It's not exciting, nor fun, nor any of the other things you might expect a video game to be. What it is, however, is disturbing.
That's a compliment, in case you were wondering. Lone Survivor is so harrowingly grim that playing it eventually results in a sort of fatigue. How many games can you honestly say that about?
This fatigue is a mixed blessing, though, as your unease becomes indecision, despair, and just a hint of anger.
I'm a survivor
The lone survivor of the title isn't quite alone. He's been closed away in his apartment for a while now, but he's very much aware of the monsters and death that have surrounded him in the meantime.
A dark veil of skin-crawling despair wraps around Lone Survivor's tight aesthetics, although as this begins to wear off, you may find the mechanics underneath a little too repetitive
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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