For those of you who, like I do, yearn for the days of a scary game like Clive Barker’s Undying, I may have just found it in a demo called Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi. I just died trying to play the game but so far it has the elemnts of a freaky freaky game.
The story starts out with you headed to a castle in Transylvania to see your sister get married to a count. You arrive a day late and things aren’t looking good. You get a sword out of a box right off the bat, and from then on it’s a quest to not get killed. The demo is very noir, and the graphics are intentionally grainy, like it was an old black and white movie. The strange visual texture of the game reminds me of the opening credits from Seven.
I got a lot of ammuntion, but unfortunately no guns to fire yet. You do get a cross which can be used to push away the enemy or kill them outright in some cases. There are stakes to use on the enemy also. Health is scarce and the badguys have NO problems whatsoever with hitting you hard enough to send you running like a little girl.
My first impressions of the game after 10 minutes of play? Let’s just say I WILL NOT be playing this demo in the dark on Halloween thank you very much.
This has been a public service announcement for People Who Are Looking For Non Crappy Games (PWALFNCG)