Volumetric Games’ Left Alone is one of the latest in a steady stream of horror games to emerge from the burgeoning indie scene. Much like many of the up-and-coming film directors did back in the 1970s and 1980s, it seems that nowadays a lot of indie game developers are choosing to cut their teeth in the horror genre. Great for fans like me, but as I’ve found out recently, they’re not all classics. Disappointingly, Left Alone also falls into this category.
A first-person psychological horror game, it sees you take on the role of Joel Dent, a former US Marine Captain and Medal of Honor recipient. Discharged following a major head trauma while on duty, Dent spent 18 months in a medically-induced coma. During which his wife eloped with another man, taking the kids with her. Now he’s stuck in a job he hates, while still suffering effects from the injury and trying to rebuild his life. Seems that what he needs is a nice camping trip away from it all with two of his old army buddies.
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