Grab The Games: Layers of Fear 2
Another day, another review for our fans. Today, I couldn’t be happier not only that we have the opportunity to review it but also that we are going to present you the second installment in the Layers of Fear franchise. But what is this game anyway? Is it worth the hype? Is it as good as the first one? Should you pick it up immediately? (If you don’t already own it) Stick around, and you will find out now. The cameras are all focused on you; the center of the scene. Not just in character, you are the character. The part to play is singularly yours. Written just for you. You are met with silence. No barking orders from the director. No call to action that you need to become this version of yourself.
The demand to act fills your mind, but the script pages hold no words. Your past has helped to mold you into what you are, forced upon you the skills required to hone your craft. That same past has scraped deep furrowing scars into you, not on the outside where the world can see, but in a place buried so deep within that, it has become shapeless. You push those memories down but let the experiences drive you into who, or what, you must play. Darkness surrounds as you stand silently in the spotlight, the only sounds to be heard over your heartbeat are the distant breaking of waves against the hull and the sound of cameras pointed in your direction preserving this moment for eternity.
To begin with, the very first aspect that impressed me is the graphics and in general, the artwork of the title. They are sharp and create a fantastic atmosphere for even the most demanding players. The soundtrack is, and the quick change of scenery and the almost cinematic player’s experience is a big positive for me. The story is also quite interesting to follow, and I loved the fact that there are pieces scattered around, like a puzzle, and you have to go deeper to learn about what is happening.
Now, time to mention the negative aspects of the title. Some players will find it sort and that you can quickly complete in less than 4-5 hours. Another aspect that I missed, compared with the first game is that there are no real jump scares, and only a few of them will genuinely get you. Moreover, some players may also find that the lack of straight forward story not appealing, but that’s acceptable, I guess. Some people will love it; some people will hate it. It truly depends on what you love in a horror game.
To sum up, after playing the game for some time I found it really fun to play despite the negative aspects. It’s far from perfect, but it offers an enjoyable experience and a captivating story if you are willing to follow it. At this state, I would suggest picking it up when on discount.