Until Dawn Reviews Round-Up; A Thrilling Experience Despite its Flaws
With less than 24 hours left until the official release of Playstation 4 exclusive survival-horror game, Until Dawn; reviews have started appearing online although there is still an hour left until the embargo is lifted.
The game is now available for pre-load; but those who are still waiting for reviews to see what critics have to say about the game before purchasing it, look no further:
IGN – 7.5 out of 10
Until Dawn is a flawed, but fun experience. Though an unfocused story means it falls short of greatness, it’s an otherwise entertaining homage to the curious traditions of horror movies which pays off your in-game decisions with occasionally shocking consequences.
Press Start – 8 out of 10
Until Dawn is a thrilling experience. For horror fans, this will be one of the best horror experiences that gaming has seen in years. It’s a perfect balance of story telling and gameplay and doesn’t drag on at all. I constantly found myself wanting to go back to find out what happened next which is rare in gaming narrative. Those looking for constant action may be disappointed, but I’d advise anybody who wants a unique and new experience to give it a go.
Power Pyx – 8 out of 10
Until Dawn’s story isn’t particularly long. Unskippable Cutscenes and characters walking very slowly make it feel dragged out in subsequent playthroughs and a lot of things will repeat themselves. All in all, it was a good experience for me though and I enjoyed it. Great actors, great writing, great graphics, great sound, great setting and a spooky atmopshere. I recommend this game, but it might be better to rent than to buy due to the relatively short story length. If you are a trophy hunter you will be happy with this short and easy platinum trophy.
Game Cloud – 9 out of 10
I’m going to say it outright, Until Dawn is the best horror adventure since Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. With Until Dawn, Supermassive has laid the foundation for how it can be done while producing an enjoyable and highly polished horror experience. It’s an adventure game brought to life by a compelling cast of characters and a narrative that expertly plays with genre tropes to upturn expectations. It’s certainly not original in all its ideas, but it does deliver one of the most meaningful choice systems to date.
Only SP – 9.2 out of 10
Until Dawn is the next step forward in the genre of cinematic choice based storytelling.
It seems like the game indeed has its flaws, but is an enjoyable experience overall. With Mad Max and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releasing in about a week’s time, this one should probably keep you occupied until then.
Respawn Ninja – 9 out of 10
Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn is quite simply one of the best horror games I’ve played. It’s a uniquely terrifying adventure in what is one of the most cliched sub-genres around. The choice and consequence system crafts an experience that begs to be replayed and the writing is engaging and rather impressive. Horror fans will certainly find many things to love about Until Dawn, and it’s very possible that others will too. While we’ll most likely never really know what the game was and what it was like on PlayStation 3, I’m incredibly thankful for what we have now.
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