Oct 9, 2015 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Masochisia

Great halloween season type of game, for the scary story enthusiast. Fans of spooky stories and dark folklore will find a lot to love in Masochisia.

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I won't say that you should buy Masochisia, but if you're interested, it's available for $7.99 on Steam. This is probably a fair price, given the detail that seems to have gone into its development. If you've got no problem delving into some of the darker corners of the human mind, this is a solid pick-up. If any of the topics I mentioned before make you doubt, though, it's probably best to stay away.

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The narrative is delightfully disturbing, but Masochisia needed more meat to its gameplay.

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Masochisia immerses players into the world and thought process of a young boy, on a very unstable and difficult road. The title is lacking in player agency, but still draws them in through the clever writing and unsettling art style.

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A point and click adventure game, Masochisia is played from a first-person perspective. But unlike games of similar ilk, you can only move sideways and your interactive options are severely limited, making Masochisia an extremely linear game. The narrative of Masochisia is terribly fascinating. It tackles issues that are definitely not for minors, and the heavy use of graphic and unsettling imagery are not for the easily offended. In fact, there's very little about this game that makes it recommendable, seeing it is easily one of the most upsetting and visually distressing video games in existence. Most of the horror in other games comes from specially-created monsters and storylines that are unique to that environment. Here in Masochisia the catalyst to nightmares boils to these five words: "based on a true story".

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