“Until Dawn” gives Worthy Scares

Alexis Crebb
Staff Writer

Until Dawn is a single-player, interactive survival-horror game developed by Supermassive Games, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Playstation 4.

Until Dawn’s story involves eight friends returning to a family cabin a year after two friends went missing. The eight friends visit in their memories but soon come to realize they are not alone and must fight for their lives until help arrives at dawn.

The game revolves around your choices and actions to determine each character’s fate. Character voices were provided by Hayden Panettiere, Rami Malek, Brett Dalton, Peter Stormare and others.

Until Dawn is a highly gripping game and definitely worth your money. The gameplay is smooth, but requires the player’s focus constantly.

Yet its provision of fate-determining choices keeps your heart racing and your gears grinding. The plot may sound typical for a horror story, but without a doubt, you won’t find near anything like Until Dawn, especially with all of the twists and turns it throws at its players.

The game can be frustrating when choices players regret alter the game’s ending, and choices can only be fixed after you finish the game for the first time. Until Dawn has more than a few jump scares, so faint of heart beware and play with caution.

In a nutshell, Until Dawn is excellent, but it’s probably not going to be top contender for Game of the Year, because of some frustrating gameplay that may only appeal to “wonky” players.

 

Rating: 4.5/5
Until Dawn is rated M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language.

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