True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 PS4 Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 by Goblinz and Digital Lounge.

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

True Fear is a horror themed point and click adventure game with hidden object elements. It puts you in the role of a woman named Holly who receives a mysterious letter from her sister who had been missing for 10 years. The game begins in an old asylum where the letter told her to go. The entire first act of the game takes place in the asylum while the second and third act takes place at their old family home.

The game is chock full of puzzles to solve and each one varies in difficulty and how you solve them. None of the puzzles were incredibly difficult nor were they obscure, which is a plus. I will admit that some puzzle solutions are a bit difficult to see due to the picture being difficult to read. These were mostly numbers that were drawn on things.

I’ll also mention that due to the sheer amount of puzzles throughout the game, it might be a bit overwhelming for some people. There’s a lot of them and the game doesn’t give you any breaks in between them. I will say that it’s great for building up your skill in logical puzzle solving though.

Outside of regular item based logical puzzles, there are also hidden object style scenes as well. In these your objective is to find and use items in order to acquire an important item.

I will also admit that while there is a ton of great puzzles to solve, the game does feel a bit lacking in story elements. Much of the story is told through the use of hidden notes spread throughout the game world but there are also horror scenes at times which add to the tension. These scenes are few and far between though so the horror tends to wear off while puzzling.

One thing that I really enjoyed about this game is its soundtrack, which was superb throughout and really fit the tone of what was going on. A friend of mine watched me play the game using share play on my PS4 and he also agreed that the music was great.

Overall, True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1 is a great start to a trilogy of games. Even though I didn’t find it scary I still enjoyed the game throughout and I loved solving all of the different puzzles. The bonus chapter also sets up the sequel nicely and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next. If you’re a fan of horror adventure games or adventure games in general, I definitely recommend giving this one a shot, it’s quite good.

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

Shaun Meyers Out!

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 1

$9.99
8.8

Story

8.5/10

Graphics

8.0/10

Audio

9.0/10

Gameplay

9.5/10

Game Quality

9.0/10

Features of Interest

  • Tons of Excellent Puzzles To Solve
  • Pretty Interesting Story
  • Pretty Good Graphics
  • Excellent Soundtrack
  • None Of The Puzzles Were Overly Complicated or Obscure

Worth Mentioning

  • Some Puzzle Solutions Are Difficult To Read (Numbers Mostly)
  • May Be A Bit Overwhelming For Some
  • Story Elements Feel A Bit Lacking/ Not Enough of Them

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