The exclusive front has been rather so-so this year on the PS4 with the stand-out coming out early this year in Bloodborne. Since then there has been a few exclusives from Sony includingSupermassive Until Dawn which has been a huge hit on YouTube & Twitch.
I’ve been playing to find out why it’s been a hit, from one & bit playthroughs of the game the reason it has been a hit is because it’s bad but in a good way.
If you don’t know much about the game it’s like a B-Movie which you know isn’t a great movie but you enjoy it due to the cheesiness of it.
This is exactly the same you play of one of eight teenagers with one being played by Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) another by Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). On a trip in a cabin one year after an incident to remember what happened.
The trip is spread over 10 chapters which end at dawn, over the course of the trip you’ll play as one character then jump to another to move the story on. The story is typical teen horror where most of the characters are only interested in one thing and that character is really sleeping with that character sort of deal with jock, cheerleader stereotypical characters of teenagers.
Which is decent enough but a few chapters in, it really gets going when the masked murder turns up and who sets up saw like moments.
In those moments you can select I will kill this person to save this one or let both die for instance and this is why the game has been a hit online as people have been watching or influencing your decision in the game on twitches chat for instance.
Rest of the gameplay is similar to likes of Heavy Rain with almost tank controls and lots of QTE’s which works in a game which is going for the movie side of things that you don’t need to play to enjoy the game.
One of the other main draws which isn’t for me as I’m not one for replaying a game, is your choices known as butterfly effect in this will affect the outcome of the eight characters that you can have all eight survive or none at all, I played twice to see a few other characters survive to see what happens at the end for them.
I really enjoyed the game, I don’t do scores but this is almost the perfect 8 as it does what it’s meant to be a B-Movie teen horror and nothing could really make it better as it does what Supermassive games set out to do.