Anamorphine PS4 Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Anamorphine by Artifact 5.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developers on Evolve for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.

Anamorphine is a non-voiced and non-written walking sim that tells it’s story through the environment. It’s story has deep roots in mental illness, alcoholism and drug abuse. I should warn you that some of the images may disturb some people but the game does offer the option to disable the most disturbing images.

I should also mention that the game may cause some people to get motion sick. Most of the game I was fine but on the second to last level it made both my head hurt and it made me quite motion sick. So that’s definitely something to keep in mind, especially since it’s a VR game too.

Graphics wise it was pretty good, I thought the surrealism was a nice touch and it portrayed the character’s fading mental health pretty well.

I will admit that there were a lot of hitches and slowdowns that I encountered. Especially in the mid to late game. I’d be walking and it’d either freeze for a second or it’d slow down quite a bit then speed up again real quick. Thankfully there weren’t any crashes so that’s a plus.

Another area that I felt was a little annoying was the amount of load screens the game had. There’s a lot of them and they occur whenever you entered a new region. It felt like playing a PS2 game to be honest.

Overall, Anamorphine has some fairly interesting ideas but it’s far from the best walking sim that I’ve ever played. There were a lot of areas that I wound up finding kinda irksome. Still, the cello music it had was pretty awesome and the surrealness wasn’t bad either. In the end, I’d recommend it only if you aren’t bothered by it’s themes and/or really enjoy walking sims.

Thanks for taking the time to read my review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

Shaun Meyers out!

Anamorphine

$19.99
7.3

Story

7.5/10

Gameplay

6.8/10

Graphics

7.5/10

Audio

7.8/10

Entertainment Value

7.0/10

Features of Interest

  • Fairly Interesting Story
  • The Surreal Art Was Pretty Good
  • Good Soundtrack/Cello Music

Worth Mentioning

  • Kinda Buggy With Lots of Hitches/Slowdowns in the Mid to Late Game
  • It Gets Kinda Boring Pretty Quickly
  • Tons of Loading Screens, Felt Like a PS2 Game.

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