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The Short Message is a short and satisfying modern take on the classic themes of Silent Hill, and overall feels quite solid, especially since it’s free. I’d definitely encourage any fans of the series with a PS5 to check it out. It may not necessarily blow you away or change your life, but it does manage to hold its own and signal a decent return to a series that hasn’t had a proper entry in twelve years.
Even beyond being a remake, it’s just a damn, damn good survival horror game in its own right, and easily one of the best in terms of atmosphere and survival elements since perhaps 2014’s Alien: Isolation. This package as a whole is just such an incredible feat that I can hardly believe it exists at all, and will be returning to it over and over again, I can promise you that. If you love Dead Space, or survival horror in general, this isn’t just one not to miss, it’s a necessity to pick it up. Praise be to Altman, God damn they did it.
At the end of the day, I cannot recommend Dying Light 2, at least not at full price. While the game does feature a lot of extremely fun gameplay and one very cool idea, it’s hampered by too many weird problems (especially when you consider that one very cool idea is directly tied to this terrible, frustrating story) to be enjoyable all the way around.