Worse Than Death
Top Critic Average
A charming and disturbing horror game that never outstays its welcome. Worse than Death has a wonderful human narrative throughout, and is a great way to spend an evening
The port over to the Nintendo Switch for Worse Than Death isn’t bad at all. The puzzles are hard but not mind breaking, and the overall atmosphere is rock solid. If there was a way to better fix the controls during those puzzles segments where you have to shuffle things around and more variety in terms of monsters, this would be a better two and half hour experience.
There really isn’t much more I can say about Worse Than Death other then that you should pick it up if you enjoy horror games. It has a very appealing price point and you can enjoy it’s horrific pixel art world and story in just a few hours.
The game can be completed in a brisk 2-3 hours, which is just long enough that it doesn't overstay its welcome and yet just short enough that it feels lacking in certain ways. If you're desperately looking for a short bit of horror to keep you entertained for at least a couple hours, it's worth giving a shot, but you likely won't find an overly memorable experience.
Those who prefer narrative gaming experiences will absolutely love their time with the eerie and engaging Worse Than Death.
The experience of the game is aptly kind of like going to your high school reunion. It's a little bit awkward and you have to go talk to the people you're less thrilled to see in order to find the ones you're really interested in catching up with, but it's got some high points that make it worthwhile, even if it's not quite as memorable as you thought it would be. And much like the reunion, the runtime feels just long enough that it doesn't overstay its welcome significantly, allowing you to move on with your life afterward. If you miss the days of horror game having adventure game-style puzzles, then give Worse Than Death a try, just don't be expecting anything overly substantial in the scare department.