Thanks to Aaron today, who has decided to give us his thoughts on the recently released Outlast 2, which to be honest after the recent Resident Evil 7 review I was not looking forward to having to play for a review at all. Here is what Aaron had to say on the game after he finished it recently.
First let’s discuss the plot, which if you were wondering doesn’t have too many links to the first outlast, so if you wanted to you could jump straight into this nightmare of a game nd not worry about having to know things to enjoy it. The story follows Blake and Lynne Langermman, a married couple of investigative journalists who venture out into rural Arizona to investigate the murder of a pregnant woman who was killed in an apparently horrific way. Being a horror game everything goes to hell within about 2 minutes of starting the game. The helicopter they travel in comes crashing down into the town below, which unfortunately for Blake and Lynne is solely inhabited by a very strange, and very murderous, religious sect. After Lynne is inevitably kidnapped by the townsfolk so that she may be the damsel in distress the plot needs her to be, it’s up to cameraman and husband Blake to save the day and hopefully survive the horrors that lay ahead.
Without wanting to spoil too much, I will say that outlast 2 surprisingly contains a much deeper, thought provoking, story this time around, and deals with many sensitive, and often shocking themes. In terms of gameplay, you can expect frantic chases from the aforementioned members of the killer cult. Your only survival tools are your camera, which is also your only source of light as with the first outlast, bandages to heal yourself, and your wit, to outsmart your opponents and escape them.
The game also looks gorgeously vile, with the realistic appearance it has combined with some of the repulsive sights you will see along the way, all coming together to make one of the scariest experiences your eyes will ever witness.
It does a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It looks fantastic and has what turns out to be a very complex and thought-provoking story.
The only problem I had personally was that the game can sometimes be unfairly difficult, even on normal difficulty. And it can be annoying repeatedly dying the same death over and over again.
Massive thanks to Aaron again for writing this. You can find him over on Twitter @Azzombie115