Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife
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A largely successful attempt to create a more cerebral style of horror game, even if it frequently comes across as just Alien Isolation with ghosts.
If you are looking for an atmospheric VR survival horror with a beautiful ghost-story setting and prodigious sound design, Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife is the game for you.
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Some horror fans may not like the consistently slow pace you have to keep up with for the entirety of the game, but for those who don’t mind taking things nice and slow while being scared out of your wits, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is certainly for you.
Humanity has always wondered what life is like after death, lets hope that it is nothing like this. Wraith: the Oblivion Afterlife is a perfect example of how horror and VR go together like cookies and cream, but not a nice.
Agatha Christie was never this scary... then again, I never experienced her in VR.
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife is a thrilling VR horror game that engrosses on a level not seen since last year's Half-Life: Alyx Jeff sequence.
Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife has some very good and tense moments. It gradually lures you into quite a few scary encounters, and it doesn't rely on jump-scares but an atmosphere that is carried by its strong audio design. It isn't necessarily a looker, and the visuals are a bit janky at times, but if you get over the slow start and occasional annoyances, you're left with about eight hours of a creepy and entertaining VR adventure on an Oculus headsets. The Quest 2 runs the game flawlessly on its own, making it perhaps one of its better-looking titles.
There’s so much more I could add about Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife but I’m not about to risk spoiling the experience. Or, more selfishly, I’m not going to say anything that could dial back its fear factor; if you’re going to play this, you’re going to be as scared as me, dammit. Gloomy, unsettling and engrossing in equal measure, you’ll regret not stepping into Wraith‘s distressing world.
Instead of jump scares, 'Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife' conveys fear through a story. It has a high sense of immersion. However, there are no puzzles in the game and the gameplay to hide yourself and evade from ghosts is not attractive either.
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