Outlast PS4 8/10- Pretty good effort for the most part. I am not finished yet, but I believe I am getting pretty close. The atmosphere is spot on, and so are the sounds. Its probably the scariest game I have played, but that wore off after a hour or so. The graphics are better than most PS3 games, but not as good as some of the full fledged PS4 games out. I wish the story was filled out more. Granted I think most of the story is told through the notes you collect (in which I have not read), but even so it could be told through a couple more events. Right now it seems like the story is leading up to a big finish which is always risky if the ending is lame. I also feel that the AI could be smarter, I am in the easiest mode though. I had no idea how hard the game was going to be so I went with the default setting. Right now it seems like you can do a trial and error approach, and once you have the entire environment mapped out in your head you can run everywhere while losing the AI with ease. This game does an excellent job at making some intense moments though. Some areas really do force you to think fast. I do wish the environment was a bit bigger. I could not imagine how intense this game would be if you had to search a huge area to complete a single objective.
I read a review or two about people complaining about the checkpoint system being unfair, but I have found it more than fair.
Overall a very well attempt of what feels like could be an amazing game. I think the budget limited this game too much. Some areas feel really polished like they tried really hard, and completed a really solid tense experience. While others are kind of filler to make the game longer than an hour. The game seems like it could have been a very poor game, but a lot of smart decisions and designing went into the game to make it a well above average experience.
Edited by gamefreak054 - 2/15/14 at 12:01am