Despite an incredible opening hour, the second half of the game really falls off a cliff, and never quite recovers. If you have PSVR and like Until Dawn, it's a no-brainer, but it's not the "more Until Dawn" we all really want.
Supermassive Games' virtual reality thriller fails to make the most of both its intriguing premise and its chosen medium
PlayStation 4's prequel to horror adventure Until Dawn is a bleak tale of psychological stress that quickly becomes a haunted house fairground ride
Though The Inpatient shines in a few areas, it falls short of what made Until Dawn one of finest horror games of this generation.
Supermassive Games has aimed for something truly ambitious in the horror sector with The Inpatient. While there are some fine ideas in play, this brief psychological experience could've used a little bit more time in therapy.
The Inpatient is a boring VR adventure with rough graphics, slow plot, strange controls, weak direction and a terrible localization that violates the logical connections of the game.
Review in Russian | Read full review
An entertaining if ultimately shallow instalment in the Until Dawn series, being the most visually stunning PSVR title to date isn't quite enough for The Inpatient to overcome its sluggish pace and reductive game design.
The Inpatient's strong opening is undone by a rushed finale, and while the various plot permutations add replayability, they come at the cost of a fulfilling narrative. As a PlayStation VR experience, this is a fine-looking spook-'em-up with some neat innovations that help create a tactile world, but the story is far too fragmented and, frankly, flat to do justice to the universe it's inspired by.
Despite being developed for the same team that made Until Dawn, The Inpatient lacks of a thrilling story and nice motion controllers that can turn it into a memorable experience for the PlayStation VR.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Despite some visual qualities, an elaborate atmosphere and some good jump-scares, The Inpatient is too short and ultimately disappointing in terms of gameplay and story.
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