This is my first somewhat serious review so bare with me for a bit.
I will be honest with you people who read this and say that Outlast is a great game but it sort of cheats its way a bit to it a tiiinnny bit.
I know some of you may call me some indescribable titles that I do not know at the moment. However,
I do not dislike this game at all, it's definitelly a fun game and one of the better or maybe best Horror games out there on Steam. I love its story, its dark and gruelly characters, and just the atmosphere to it a bit. I will point out what I found to be good / wonderful in this game and what I found to be rather lacking a bit. The story itself is good and firm.
You're basically a journalist who wishes to uncover what lies beneath this ever-so-mysterious Asylum. It may sound cliche to those veteran indie horror game players out there but it has a few twists to it. I will not spoil it for you however, that is for you to experience yourself. The character may not talk, but the villains will do the talking for you.
When I mean villains, I do not only mean those who are the 'monsters' of the asylum, but also those who work in the asylum. They do some very bad things in this game that you wouldn't believe. And they don't even have to lift a finger, they're gone. But,
What is left behind are the horrible results of what they have done in there. All part of the plot really. I'm sure you'll be interested. Running from Point A to Point B has never felt so uneasy before.
Yes, this game has its moments where you have to backtrack in some parts, HOWEVER, they are not long and tedious so don't you worry about that unless you are one of those who EEAAAASSSSE their way through the dark hallways, then maybe you need to change it up a bit. Now this is the part where I would like to point out its minor/not-so-major cheat.
The dark atmosphere in the Asylum in the game is great but sometimes they will like to put in an occasional jumpscare for no apparent reason. Imagine if you were focused on watching TV and then your girlfriend/boyfriend smacks your cheek with chocolate syrup out behind you. You will 9/10 get scared, you will 7/10 maybe get annoyed, but you will always end up liking it for some reason (maybe because it was chocolate syrup, whose not to like chocolate syrup?) Sometimes jumpscares may be a bit, but a random chase part may be you think you know you will be safe but the game puts in the dramatic chase music anyways.
It doesn't really bother me that much. I mean, it does make me yelp a bit but sometimes... I just groan a bit on the inside because I just wish to finally reach the next checkpoint. Overall really...
The game is still indeed very scary to those who like to be chased around by psychotic maniacs (I don't know why people actually enjoy getting thrills from creepy dudes chasing you sometimes but...) if I were to give this game a Game Grumps, it would be definitely be out of 7 asses. (Perhaps that joke is too old now... Ah well)