I don’t know what I would do if I’ve suddenly woken up out of cryo-sleep on a ship that has now turned into a nightmare voyage. I am not going to sit here and lie to you that I am some badass that would jump into action and handle the situation. Hell no, I am looking for the nearest escape vessel and getting out of dodge as fast as I can. I’m no hero; more like an anti-hero, especially when you are facing killer droids with some using human corpses for some strange reason. There is no reason for me to be there anymore. Check out this brief trailer of Syndrome.
Syndrome is a survival horror game set in the future, where the player controls a character who wakes up in a spaceship, with no memory of what happened.
The spaceship is adrift in space, and most of the crew is dead or insane. The rest is changed…
The player will need to survive, find out what’s going on and what happened to the crew. Sometimes the hostiles can be taken out, but most of the times the best strategy is to run and hide.
The game is played in first person view. While exploring, the player can pick up and interact with objects like doors, keypads, computer consoles, drawers, machinery, etc and use weapons (both melee and long range).
The enemy units are powerful and numerous, which means that the player must be stealthy and evade combat when possible. There are weapons aboard the ship, but ammo is very limited.
See, I called it! Freaking unbelievable that we still have to deal with these things in the darn future. Not only are you alone, but now you are alone with things that are either insane, transformed, and all around ready to murder you. Oh, this is perfect and to top it all off, you have no idea why or what brought you here. However, what I am loving from the video is the fact that you can fight back. I understand the concept of many survival horror games, they want you to feel helpless and just run. Not me though, I need some means to fight back to give me a better chance at surviving. It is survival for a reason and I should be able to grow a pair at some point to fight my way for freedom. I hope at some point in the game, they let me utilize an airlock trap.
- Claustrophobic horror: the action takes place inside a spaceship. There are countless horrors inside, both physical and psychological.
- Fight or hide: there are weapons on the ship, but not enough ammo to take everyone out. Use them wisely.
- Engaging storyline: nothing is what it seems. Something very bad happened aboard the ship, and it’s up to you to find out what’s really going on.
- Reactive enemies: they’ll follow noises and investigate any disturbances.
- Interactive scenario: there’s plenty of exploration to do inside the ship, and many things to discover.
The cool part about Syndrome is that it will support VR features, so it just playing on screen is not enough you can actually put yourself into the horror scenario. But please, put up a warning sign while you are playing. You do not want an incident of someone getting punching, kicked or possibly fatally wounded if someone brushes pass you by accident. Those are warnings mostly for me, but I am just saying.
Expect Syndrome to drop on the Windows PC, Mac OSX, and Linux on October 6th, 2016. The console versions will be released sometime early 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I hope you enjoyed this look into a potential new horror game and be sure to check back for a review.