Layers of Fear: Inheritance
There is a pervasive feeling of – been there, done that – from which Inheritance cannot shake off.
It may not reach the heights of the original game, but "Inheritance" is still a commendable return to this creepy house.
Inheritance isn’t much cop as a horror, missing the power of the unknown that Layers of Fear possessed. It’s as a wonderfully surreal epilogue to the main story where it works best.
With a solid script and fewer unrelenting jump scares than the original game, Layers of Fear: Inheritance offers closure for both the player and characters.
Putting it simply, if you enjoyed Layers of Fear and wanted more, Inheritance is exactly what you’re hoping for. It’s a touch on the short side, but makes up for this a bit by presenting three possible endings.
If you enjoyed Layers of Fear, I think it is worth checking out the DLC. The DLC provides a new perspective in to the environment of the first game that makes you feel for the painter and everyone involved. Shorter gameplay allows you to experience everything the DLC has to offer, endings included. However, If you're looking for scares, this isn't the game for you.
Layers of Fear: Inheritance far too reliant on jump-scares, while somehow not even fully understanding what makes those scares effective.
Layers of Fear: Inheritance will not edify those who found the base game didn't have enough action. However, it's a more honest horror experience. While the original tried to wow the audience with it's crazy hallucinations, Inheritance clearly just wants to remind you there's a person under there, suffering through them.
Have you already tried Layers of Fear: Inheritance? What did you think of the expansion? Let us know in the comments below!
This DLC had a few good moments but it wasn't really all that fun to play. The game is best for people who just really would like some more backstory or insight, but those who could do without that or isn't a huge fan of the original should probably pass.