Narcosis PS4 Review
Hello, everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Narcosis by Honor Code Inc.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game on Terminals.io for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Narcosis is a first person horror adventure game that follows a seemingly unnamed man who must traverse the depths oof the ocean after an earthquake devastated an underwater mining facility. The game can be considered part of the walking sim genre but it does allow you to attack foes which is unique for the genre.
The game’s story is told through narration by Jeff Mattas, who voiced Charlie Regis in Technobabylon. The game also features a twist ending that I didn’t see coming. Was quite surprising but I’ll keep it a secret cause I don’t want to spoil the ending.
Gameplay-wise, you mostly just follow a linear path through the game as you avoid enemies, collect oxygen tanks and fight off squids and blowfish. Your oxygen supply acts as your character’s health bar and if it runs out, it’s game over and the game will reload from the previous auto save. There’s an abundance of oxygen tanks throughout each area in the game so you shouldn’t have too much trouble, so long as you don’t refill your tank every 5 seconds. I usually waited until I was at least half on the oxygen tank.
Since your character is inside a high tech diving suit, your movement is pretty limited. You do have the ability to attack enemies with a knife though. To successfully hit an enemy squid or blowfish, you must attack the right moment. If you miss, the enemy will latch onto your visor and you’ll need to fight it off by quickly tapping the attack button.
There are some horror elements in the game as well, usually revolving around the main character’s dead colleagues. I will admit that I actually didn’t find the game very scary so I just shrugged off the horror elements as I played it. There is one part in the late game that wound up being pretty intense but I wouldn’t really call it scary.
Overall, Narcosis has been a pretty enjoyable walking sim. I may not have found it to be very scary but I still enjoyed the experience nonetheless. If you’re a fan of walking sims then you’ll likely enjoy Narcosis. I will admit that the game may get boring for some people pretty quickly. Still, it’s a fun experience and I recommend giving it a shot.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Features of Interest
- Features an Interesting Story With A Twist Ending
- Great Narration
- Has Some Combat, which is Unusual For a Walking Sim
- Good Atmosphere
- Graphics Aren't The Greatest
- Might Get Boring Quickly For Those Without Patience/Slow Walking
- Wasn't All That Scary