Mon. May 25th, 2020

Song of Horror: Review a paranormal mystery

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Song of Horror review a paranormal mystery

Song of Horror is a survival horror adventure with an episodic structure and in this review we will talk about the first two episodes released

Song of Horror is the launch title of Protocol Games and was published by Raiser Games. The game is old-fashioned third-person survival horror, with a story that draws inspiration from the works of authors such as Lovecraft and Poe . In this review we will talk about the first two episodes released, given that the game adopts an episodic structure, and in total there will be five chapters available.

Every Life Matters – Song of Horror Review

In the game we will not only control Daniel but also other characters , each with his skills and knowledge. A character who is familiar with the place where we are will be able to provide us with additional information by examining the environment, while a physically stronger one will be able to perform some qte in a simpler way. Moreover, each character will have its own tool to relieve stress and its own source of light.

A peculiarity of Song of Horror is that death is permanent . In case we lose a character during the game, we will no longer be able to select it and we will have to use another one, but the inventory of the previous character will be left in the place of his death and the actions performed by him will not be lost . If all the available characters were to die, we will have to start the episode all over again . This permanent death mechanic is interesting and adds a lot of tension to the game, but in some moments it can be frustrating. For example, sometimes, especially at the beginning when you are not very familiar with the mechanics, some events that will lead to death will not be clear and we may lose a character in a somewhat unfair way.

Song of Horror review: a paranormal mystery

Some technical problems – Song of Horror review

The graphic sector of the game is not exceptional but the artistic direction is quite good therefore, despite the low quality, the objects and scenarios are pleasant to look at. Unfortunately, however, it is not the same with regard to the models of the characters, which are very rough , in particular as regards the face. Even the animations in many cases are quite woody and make the characters look like mannequins and not people. The audio sector, on the other hand, is very good, with immersive ambient sounds and very apt music that vary according to the place and the situation.

Song of Horror review: a paranormal mystery

Conclusions

Song of Horror is a good horror game that manages to engage with an interesting storyline and entertain with very varied puzzles. In these first two chapters there have not been many truly terrifying moments , but the atmosphere is excellent and the second chapter brings several improvements and additions compared to the first, making us hope for the next episodes. The title will certainly be appreciated by all true lovers of horror games but can also be enjoyed by the most emotional gamers.

The first two episodes of Song of Horror are available from October 31 on PC and the third episode is scheduled for release in December. If you found this review useful and want to stay updated on all the news regarding this title and much more, continue to follow us here on Playerzdominiance.com

AN INTERESTING HORROR

Points in favor

  • Great atmosphere
  • Valid puzzles
  • Interactions with the original entity
  • Characters with different points of view
  • Permanent death adds tension …

Points against

  • … but sometimes it’s frustrating
  • Animations and ugly characters to see
  • Location of the entity easily predictable

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