Monday, February 4, 2013

Slender: The Eight Pages Review

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Happy February everyone, just thought I'd start the month on the horror genre again with a free heart pounding indie-game that IGN gives four out of five. Slender: The Eight Pages is that game.  Also known just as Slender, the game was released in June 2012, developed and published by Parsec Productions. Slender is set in the middle of a forest during night and is played from a first person perspective. The player's objective is to collect eight pages located in various areas of the forest while avoiding the Slender Man, a faceless humanoid entity. The player is equipped with only a flashlight to see through the dark; it has limited battery life and will eventually shut down permanently if left on for an extended period of time. The player character also has limited stamina as running will tire out the character and decrease her maximum walking speed. Slender Man occasionally appears in the player's field of vision, and game over occurs if the player stares at Slender Man too long or remains idle for too long. As the player collects pages, the fog in the forest grows thicker and Slender Man appears closer to the player character.  It is almost impossible to beat the game while staying alive, in order to do so you must be cunning and fast.  The part that caught me by surprise was that after I collected all eight pages, I died anyway when he poped up in front of me. Game Over for me.  That game is good and I like it, so try it, it's free and worth a hour or two of your life.  Hope you enjoyed and I will see you later.  This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.

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