I’m a sucker for a decent horror game, especially ones that combine an intriguing setting with interesting mechanics and an immersive atmosphere. Throw in a bit of Lovecraft and I’m pretty much sold. Inevitably then, I was drawn to Phantasmal: City of Darkness when I saw it left Steam early access last month.
Developed by indie studio Eyemobi, Phantasmal is a first-person survival horror set within the infamous Kowloon Walled City during the final days of the enforced eviction in 1993 (after which it was completely demolished by the Hong Kong government). You’re a private eye in search of your aunt who mysteriously disappeared after becoming increasingly obsessed with a strange cult centering around “The One Who Sleeps”. Now you find yourself trapped deep within the bowels of this largely-deserted enclave trying to find answers and looking for a way out.
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