I played through Visage blindly during my fourth annual Adam Vs Evil event, in which I play through horror games for thirteen streams during October.
This was the horror playthrough of the year, and is way up there on the list with Outlast and Outlast 2 for me. AN absolutely brutal playthrough chocked full of scares. If you only watch one game from 2021’s event, this should be it.
Here is the order I played the chapters in and links to the video for each (just click the chapter to be taken to the correct episode).
WARNING: This video game may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Player discretion is advised.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The game focuses on exploration and builds tension slowly to create a deeper and more meaningful experience. Its story is unveiled through surreal imaging and subtle environment details. Be mindful that it is a difficult game in unconventional ways.
Visage is a first-person psychological horror game.
Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments, and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.
The game is set inside a huge house in which terrible things have happened. You’ll wander through the gloomy corridors, explore every dead room, and get lost in endless mazes, your head filling with memories of the dead families that once lived in this very home. This twisted environment, void of any life other than yours, takes you to places you couldn’t even bear imagining.
This house is stained with a terrible past. Families were brutally murdered by their own family members, people went insane, many committed suicide, and other grisly events occurred. Each and every room has its story painted on an invisible canvas. As a player, you will relive parts of this dark past, and each of its fragments will leave you restless and terrified. You’ll soon wish you could join the dead’s ranks in their abyss, but death won’t help you leave this place. Will you run from it, or will you try to uncover the truth behind the shadows?
The families that died in the house will haunt you and leave you restless. They’ll follow your every move, watch you from every corner, play tricks with your mind, and try to attack you. Why do they haunt you? What have you done? This you have to find out on your own.
In Visage, you are defenseless; no weapons could save you from the dreadful entities stalking you from the next corner, the next door, or underneath your feet. You’ll be able to pick up key elements, interact with the environment, and search for things that may help you escape this nightmare or pull you deeper into it.
Dying is part of the game. You need to avoid terror at all costs, as dark entities are attracted to it. Maintaining your mind as sane as possible will keep you from joining the ranks of the dead. Doing so will not be easy, and you’ll have to figure out ways, like staying in the light, to avoid going insane.
Developer(s) SadSquare Studio
Publisher(s) SadSquare Studio
Designer(s) Jonathan Vallières
Programmer(s) Jonathan Gagné
Writer(s) Victoria Suchanek
Composer(s) Peter Wicher
Engine Unreal Engine 4
Xbox Series X/S
Windows, PS4, Xbox One
October 30, 2020
Xbox Series X/S
October 28, 2021
Genre(s) Survival horror
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