Apparition is a horror game that quickly deflates as the gameplay becomes repetitive and the threats become rudimentary
Even with an interesting and promising premise, and immersive graphics, Apparition does not take advantage of the good idea under which the game appears to have been developed. The result is a disastrous execution that suffers from serious game design problems, confusing controls and a bad interface, which make the real horror the game itself.
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A repetitive survival horror game.
Apparition is yet another example of a game being good in concept but bad in execution. I truly wanted to like this game. There are some really neat concepts, the ouiji board is fun to play around with, and the idea of only being able to bring along certain pieces of equipment could make for a grand, albeit nerve-wracking, time. Unfortunately, instead of the game that Apparition could have been, we got what essentially amounts to a slightly more developed Slenderman clone. The moral of the story: don’t’ ever assume that a game will be good just because it sounds like it should be.
Apparition is a clever game with some fantastic atmospheric elements and would be a great addition to any gamers library if you like being scared shitless.