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In Nightmare

Magic Fish Studio, Maximum Games
Mar 30, 2022 - PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

54

Top Critic Average

11%

Critics Recommend

COGconnected
60 / 100
ZTGD
8.5 / 10
Twinfinite
2 / 5
TechRaptor
3 / 10
Gamersky
7.2 / 10
Spaziogames
4.8 / 10
VGChartz
3 / 10
WellPlayed
3 / 10
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Critic Reviews for In Nightmare

Overall, In Nightmare hits the mark. It fits its self-defined genre, and was an otherwise decent game. Its overabundance of mechanics and reliance on standard horror game features hold the title back from being more unique than it could be. Though In Nightmare should not supplant any of your favorite horror titles, the game’s narrative and attempt to differentiate itself through its visuals might just be enough to garner a curious horror game fan’s attention.

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I was pleasantly surprised at In Nightmare, as I said horror is not usually my thing but the subject matter here and the way it’s handled is quite masterful. I mean the whole game is extremely relatable as Bill discovers the thing that some of us have already; and that thing is that more often than not we create our own monsters via our subconscious. The situations or people we monster-fy were never as bad as we thought they were. And hopefully I haven’t said too much, because this game is a wonderful experience, despite the wonky jump button and iffy sonar system I enjoyed my time in this nightmare very much. And while there isn’t much replay value outside of trying to 100% everything; at a value price In Nightmare is more than worth it just on the story alone.

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In essence, In Nightmare is a narrative heavy puzzle game where all too often you must engage in more action heavy scenes in order to progress. That, coupled with frequent sections where you must navigate a room of either a single monster or multiple and avoid detection, caused the game to wear out its welcome sooner than it should have. When it’s just puzzles where you have have all the time in the world to reason out is when the game works best, and I found myself wishing for more of that as the game went on.

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In Nightmare is a frustrating and dull horror experience that can't live up to the many ideas it tries to set up. This left me not only bored, but disappointed in what it could have been.

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Gamersky

前朝刘沛公
7.2 / 10.0
Gamersky

In Nightmare, which combines horror and decryption gameplay, is a bold attempt, and playing this game is not only a process of challenging psychological endurance, but also a test of the player's observation, imagination and logical ability.

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In Nightmare is the embodiment of a good story dragged down in a pit of really bad gameplay ideas.

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Yes, it's functional and has some decent concepts, however the experience simply can't avoid comparisons with boring indie horror titles. Even its small gameplay nuances wind up detracting from engagement in multifaceted ways.

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A quaint art direction and an occasional well-conceived puzzle are not enough to redeem this painful slog through a child's living nightmare. Trial-and-error instakill sections and some of the worst hide and seek stealth since Sanity of Morris ensure the greatest nightmare will be your own.

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