Oscar Wilde's iconic The Picture of Dorian Gray appears to have served as one of the key inspirations behind Layers of Fear, a forthcoming horror game from, well, Bloober Team. It's true that the Polish outfit doesn't exactly have the best track record on the PlayStation 4, but it's talking a good game here: its psychological escapade promises to explore an artist's descent into madness, as he works towards the creation of his Magum Opus.
Much like in Dorian Gray, the main character's slip into insanity will be reflected in his artwork, as well as the environments that serve as his primary influences. The developer's tried to eschew horror tropes and jump scares in favour of unsettling level design; rooms will twist and change while details will distort, and the only enemy appears to be the fragile state of the main character's mind. There's huge, huge potential in this concept – no doubt.
But the proof, as always, will be in the pudding. Can the Basement Crawl developer right its iffy track record with a genuinely thought-provoking piece, or will this upcoming release portray a monstrous visage like the one locked away in Gray's attic? We'll find out on 16th February in North America and Europe. Please be good!
Well this sounds really interesting. Hopefully it's good!
Yeah, sounds great. The few short glimpses don't tell much but it's got potential.The dude narrating the advert was terrible though, like a spoof hammer horror style.
Having played early access on steam - I can vouch that this game has great atmosphere. You can feel the madness overwhelming you! Cannot wait for console release
@AXEL314 That's promising to hear.
I think I'd need to see more before forming any sort of opinion.
If they cut corners like last time, no one will look at them favorably for the rest of the gen
My PC doesn't have the gaming muscle so I'm glad this is coming to PS4. It's a great game on PC so hopefully the port will be good!
Fingers crossed for this,nice to hear its well received on p.c.
Yeah, my hype is rising after some of these comments.
ive had my eye on this for a while (on pc) and had hoped it would come to console!!! ive watched like 10 mins of video and it really looks cool! hear nothing but good things about it. its only until now that i knew that its by the basecrawl team!!! now THATS scary. i still have high hopes though. you know... i never would have thought the ps4 would be the crazy horror platform it has become (and always was from the beginning). i love my ps4
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