Lust For Darkness
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Lust for Darkness is a horror adventure that takes place between an ancient mansion where dark ceremonies of a cult dedicated to sex take place, and the Lusst'ghaa dimension, a place abandoned to carnal pleasures and the infinite ecstasy. Strong Lovecraftian inspiration and designs inspired in Giger designs, for a horror adventure that sounds better than it looks and moves, with a technically poor version for Switch and a collection of bugs that necessarily subtract from the score.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
It doesn’t take very long for Lust for Darkness to overplay its hand and reveal just what kind of horror game it really is; for all the shock value of seeing some Giger-esque creature with an overtly phallic head or yet another doorway shaped like genitalia, you realise it’s just that: hollow grotesquery employed for the sake of making you cringe.
Beneath Lust For Darkness' great atmosphere and creative imagery lies a very average game.
Lust for Darkness is a decent horror-adventure game with strong visuals and satisfying mature themes, but the weak story and annoying gameplay quirks weaken the experience.
A disappointing foray into sex horror which does nothing interesting with either genre.
A psychological horror full of sex scenes without surprising story and content.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Lust for Darkness is an erotic psychological horror that relies too heavily on the shock value of nudity and gore in a way that that isn't handled with any level of maturity or seriousness nor has the gameplay chops to back it up. A couple of cheap jump scares is all you'll really take away from this short budget title.
Underneath it all there's genuinely something interesting here – it just needed to be more focussed, polished, moulded into a vision instead of left as a loose idea. The gameplay and story need working on heavily in their own way. I'd definitely come back to check on a sequel but it would be out of wary curiosity, not excitement
Unlike Agony, Lust for Darkness is a pleasant surprise that doesn't attempt to gross you out at every opportunity. It has a logical and interesting world and an engaging story with a well done conclusion that makes it recommendable with a clear conscience.
Review in Czech | Read full review
I'm so delighted to say that Lust For Darkness is the real deal. The fact that I can compare it to one of the greatest erotic thrillers of all time in Eyes Wide Shut, and not break down laughing, is in itself is a great credit to the developers. The game lacks the sheer mastery and refinement that Stanley Kubrick had over his canvas, but this is still leagues ahead of the clumsy, overly-simple idea of "horror" that most game developers aspire to.