Daylight does not do much to innovate upon the horror genre. With scares that barely work and uninspired gameplay, critics agree all this game has going for it is its visuals which many say are just a vehicle to promote the Unreal Engine
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Daylight's horror atmosphere starts strong, but repetitive corridors and nonthreatening enemies squander it quickly.
You can't just chuck players in a maze with a ghost and tell them to be scared. Unfortunately this is exactly what Daylight does.
Daylight has neither the creeping sense of psychological dread of Fatal Frame nor the poster man antagonist of Slender, and its reliance on cliche lacks distinction. But if the game's straightforward purpose was simply to panic and upset its player then it is an indisputable success, no matter how cheap the tricks employed.
The least hand-crafted horror game ever, whose legion of design missteps and tepid scares make the worst of an already clichéd set-up.
Daylight hits the right mood at first, but the creepy atmosphere is pushed aside for lame jump scares and hollow gameplay.
A few jump scares left my heart racing, but the overall adventure isn't exciting
Don't be afraid of the dark in the shallow and cliched horror adventure Daylight.