Narcosis tells a grounded, emotional, and surprising story, but you have to wade through a lot of plodding moments to see it through
Narcosis' voice acting and writing might hold water but the outdated visuals, laughable horror, and poor gameplay weigh the game down and cause it to sink faster than a corpse with cinder block shoes.
A great VR horror experience with clever narration and excellent audio. The game can be played tradizionally, without an HMD, but it loses 90% of its charm.
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Narcosis is a suffocating experience in the bottom of the ocean. An interesting game, but it feels a little incomplete in some ways, including its length.
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Narcosis is a shining example of a virtual reality psychological thriller done right, and a is must play for any horror junkie.
There's not much I can say about Narcosis. It was too short of an experience to really gather a lot for it. At the same time, this was made for VR and I'm sure if I had played it in VR it would have had a bigger effect on me. Unfortunately, while this is supposed to be a horror game, I never once jumped or was creeped out.
A good set of headphones or a full surround-sound system is highly recommended for Narcosis.
Narcosis isn't much of a game, but it is an amazing, immersive horror that everyone should experience.
Narcosis is neither a great nor terrible horror title — it's simply fine. The premise is so strong but the full experience only partially achieves that potential. Its place as a quick completion will attract many of this community, but if you need more than narrative from your games, look elsewhere. It delivers a brief but interesting story with a greatly memorable ending, but in several other ways, most notably atmosphere, Narcosis is dead in the water.
Narcosis is a frightening, cerebral game that taps into your basest instincts of fear and survival with a beautifully rendered environment and thoughtful story. The short length of the game and the actual mechanics keep it from being a masterpiece, but it is an excellent debut effort from Honor Code.