Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century. The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life?
Användarrecensioner:
Senaste:
Mest positivt (134 recensioner) - 79% av de 134 användarrecensionerna från de senaste 30 dagarna är positiva.
Sammanställt:
Väldigt positivt (1,860 recensioner) - 82% av 1,860 användarrecensioner för det här spelet är positiva.
Utgivningsdatum: 24 mar, 2014

Registrera dig för att lägga till denna artikel i din önskelista eller markera den som inte intresserad.

Köp Betrayer

 

Recensioner

“My 7 Favorite Shooters of 2014: Betrayer is a special game, one I believe everyone should play, given the chance.”
Kotaku

“this is absolutely a project worth supporting if you appreciate atmospheric first-person games.”
PC Gamer

“PAX Prime 2013 Awards: Up and Comer Award. Now for the Up and Comer award, our rising star, I'm going to have to give it to a game that dazzled me.”
FPS Guru

Om detta spel

Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century.

The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here?

Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.

Key Features

  • Explore large, open environments teeming with danger and discovery. Chart your own course in search of clues and treasures.
  • Switch between two distinct worlds featuring different enemies, obstacles, and threats.
  • Wield early 17th century weaponry including muskets, bows, crossbows, and tomahawks. Upgrade your arsenal by purchasing or finding faster, deadlier, longer-ranged weapons.
  • Charge headlong into battle with guns blazing or pick enemies off quietly. A novel, movement-based stealth system lets you hide in plain sight or use the wind to mask your footsteps.
  • Equip ability-enhancing Charms to complement your play style, granting anything from extra health to faster movement to improved stealth.
  • Play with the default visual style for maximum eeriness and tension or customize the color and contrast settings to suit your tastes.

About Blackpowder Games

Our ongoing mission is to create first person action experiences that are distinctive, compelling, and memorable regardless of scope or platform. Most of the founders began this quest together over 15 years ago at Monolith Productions and have continued to refine and improve our craft as a team ever since. We expect to continue on this righteous path for centuries to come now that the Singularity is just around the corner.

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Minne: 3 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 1GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460/AMD Radeon HD 6850)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Lagring: 4 GB ledigt utrymme
    • Ljudkort: Windows compatible stereo sound card
    Rekommenderade:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit/ Windows 8 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz quad core or better (enhanced for multi-core processors)
    • Minne: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 2GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti/AMD Radeon HD 6870)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Lagring: 4 GB ledigt utrymme
    • Ljudkort: Windows compatible stereo sound card
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Senaste:
Mest positivt (134 recensioner)
Sammanställt:
Väldigt positivt (1,860 recensioner)
Recently Posted
Trustedflipper8
( 0.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 5 maj
I am sorry to say that this game is just too much trouble for what it's worth. Even at the low price of 4.99 its just too much trouble for me to have to constantly re-install, re-run, and find all the files that constantly seem to be "missing" crashes are annoying as well especially when i am emerced in the game and it suddenly freezes. I have had these issues on not one, not two, but THREE seprate computers now all with Specs that can run the game. I am sorry to say that i requested a refund. I expect more from a legendary studio Like black powder concidering they are comprised of people who have worked on other notable PC classics. I think I could have really enjoyed this game and was willing to put down the cash but frequent crashes and re-installs just don't make it worth my time to fix and fiddle with every little component when all i want to do is enjoy the emersive story and enviornment. I could'nt even get past getting my Bow before the game crashes and that is a shame. I treid everything the community and multiple disscussion boards had to offer to fix my problems with no luck.
Here's a tip for Black Powder,
If you wan't a consumer to buy you're product you should make sure it works. People dont want to buy a broken product.
I am sadly requesting a refund. and I might just Torrent the game instead when it is in a more stable and playable state.
I would have loved to back this project but again, I spent more time trying to get it to run than i did actually playing what was an enjoyable game.
:(
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
jorgonq
( 11.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 4 maj
I wanted to love this game. In the end, I merely liked it.

The biggest frustration for me was the contrast. This game is mostly black and white with some details in red. The effect is visually pleasing. It *does* make fighting some enemies very difficult though. Until the very end of the game I was struggling against groups of the natives, as they have very little red on them. I believe the developers foresaw this and give you an audible clue when an enemy spots you and begins aggresive action towards you. Still, the natives. The story line is interesting and somewhat original. The maps do get a tad repetitive though. Like I said, I wanted to love this game. Instead, I merely like it. Pro Tip: Life gets easier after you find the shovel, because you can dig up some pretty sweet weapons.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Nameless Ghoul
( 4.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 4 maj
Betrayer is a nice game really. It can be pretty scary alot of the time, with these loud sounds and screams. The enemies are well balanced to each new settlement. But maybe the game can get boring a little after some hours, but you should just really get going, only because of the story. The story is put together well, and it has a nice map. But overall I rate this game 7/10.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
SUB|BLUE TIGER|TR
( 2.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 3 maj
Its a very unique and fun game, great as a snack between big games. I definitely recommend.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
SasqRutts
( 4.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 2 maj
TL:DR Gameplay: simple, Graphics: quirky Story: It's goooood. Buy the game

It comes across as a standard First person shooter in a lot of respects, namely melee feels weak sauce and you're only real weapons are ranged. At time of writing I haven't actually finished the game but I still recommend it but that's more for the story and the different take on things.
The game is initially set in black and white (and red) but you can put colour in the game if you want. Personally I'm playing in the black and white (And red) because the effect is just so damned cool. I say black and white (and red) for the simple fact of thats what it is. Everything apart from items of interest, namely enemies, are in black and white. The enemies have a flash of red on them which helps them stick out.
So far I've been in three seperate large areas which require exploring in two different states fighting spirits, skeletons and conquistadors. Each area has a story to unfold and various items to find to solve them with. The stories themselves unfold nicely and in the first at least sent a little shiver up my spine.

The combat is stealth based if you can but you can hold your own in, for lack of a better word, firefight. The searching for goodies is a nice take on a compass where you use your "ears" and triangulate yourself towards the place/item/individual.

Not wishing to give too much away despite this game being a few months old now I'll leave you to discover that one.

All in all I'd recommend this game on the basis of that the company is trying something new and what they've created is both beautiful in design and implementation.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Ɲøƨϝϵℜⱥŧų
( 3.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 1 maj
Running Simulator 2014
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Detective Gumshoe
( 6.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 april
If I had to sum this game up, it would be that the devs tried making a game that people would want to play, rather then making a game people would want to keep playing.

This game has a unique look with a monochrome art style that uses red to show points of interest, and if that's not your thing you can switch to full colour or anything inbetween. The game also does very little hand holding as it gives you a few tips of how the game works at the beggining but after that the game expects you to explore and work out everything else by yourself which isnt exactly a bad thing as I enjoyed the game more for it simply letting me work out things on my own.

The combat however is just awful, I liked the idea of using a bow to silently take out enemies and how you can use the wind to mask the noise you make but I found this was just a waste of time as enemies can spot you quite easily if your not crouching and the render distance for the red colouring that makes the enemies stand out is rather low. Enemies can only be silently killed so long as you hit them in the head with a bow or melee them, but if the arrow doesnt kill them every enemy for a few hundred miles round will know exacly where you are.

The gameplay itself isnt all that bad as you explore the area looking for clues and chests but after the first hour or so you will quickly grow bored of it as you will find that you've experienced everything this game has to offer after about 20 minutes. Run to the marker on your map, collect treasue, kill enemies nearby rinse and repeat. The story is also lackluster with an ending that just left me wondering why the devs even bothered adding it in.

Even after all these faults though I found myself enjoying the experience the whole way through even when I knew I was just repeating the same mundane steps the whole way through. If you give the game a chance I'm sure you will enjoy it even though it has many glaring issues.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Boondock
( 11.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 april
Challenging, deliciously spooky and really interesting plot. I would highly recommend, it's a bit difficult at first to navigate and figure out how to actually play. Definitely worth the money.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Friedrich Karl Benz
( 21.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 april
Im saying this without sugarcoating my words, this game is one of the best 5$ games ive ever played. The world in the game is exceptionally beautiful. Its kind of a creepy game which anyone can play unlike games like outlast, etc. There are no jumpscares. Weapons are very well optimized(you dont suddenly become a god jsut because you have the best weapon in the game).

This game is like a tiny bottle of expensive wine you buy seldom, you really enjoy it with one sip and its awesome. The other AAA games are big tons of content like a 6pack which pretty much does the same thing as a wine but doesnt give you that special feeling/taste.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Zabuza
( 12.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 april
Amazing game!
One of the most atmospheric games I have ever played.
The pure black and white takes some time to get used to but I feel it bringes more to the atmosphere. The story is also great, the writers did a good job tying it more and more together towards the end, thats why I would recommend it to anyone who is tired of games who forcefeeds you the story, and therefore loses all sense of mystery.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Loken
( 13.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 april
A rather simple, refreshing, yet erie game... set in timeframe not many games venture into.

The art style is also quite interesting, but you can play traditional view as well.

Overall, it was quite a few hours of fun.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Merlin
( 22.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 28 april
First things first, the trailers don't do this game justice!

It IS available in color, but you have to go into options and turn the color saturation up to 1. While I understand the devs were going for a particular effect with the grey scale graphics, leaving it that way for all aspects of the game is likely turning people away.

So, turn the color ON, and then the black/white/greyscale moments have that much greater effect.

Good story, interesting side 'quests' and achievements.

Good jump scares - a few will make you come out of your skin, guaranteed.

Worth $10 as it stands, worth $5 normal price all day long, and if it's on sale, what are you waiting for?

You will die a LOT. You will run a LOT. One of the best horror games I've played in quite some time.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Sober Mans Secret
( 5.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 april
I've always seen this game available cheap and it's been on in my library for some time. I finally loaded it up yesterday and WOW.... seriously blown away. Superbly atmospheric, the calm and eerie silence throughout the game plus the monochrome setting just adds to the tension. Go get it.... move slowly.... silently, this game holds nothing back.

9\10
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Carolus Rex
( 7.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 april
Its a great game, the graphics arent terrible, theres a good story, the gameplay is well done. I would highly reccomend this to almost everyone. It could have had a bit more done to it, like voiced dialogue, but even without that, this was a great game for $1.50 (I got it during a sale, so even better!)

Sound effects are quite creepy.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
4cqker
( 9.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 april
Short: Get it right now, or if you're not convinced, get the demo, then buy the game because it's 10 times bigger.

Betrayer is an exploration game. It has fps elements, and it tries to do some horror here and there, but it's mostly about taking in the scenery and atmosphere while indulging in a few tidbits of story on the side. the mechanics are solid, and you won't get bored, probably finishing the game in 2 or 3 nights max. if you don't like running around alot, don't buy this game, because it's all you do; but by god is it done well.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Lord Dread Raven
( 10.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 april
Betrayer is an excellent game, with an excellent art style, a fascinating plot, good, polished gameplay, and an ending that ultimately fell completley flat. However, the experience was well worth it, and I can't reccomend this game enough. It's fun, interesting, and an all around positive experience.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
m0yie
( 8.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 april
Love this ambience ! Not really an horror game but a mysterious and puzzle one. I advice the black and white mod all the time, more intense !
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Arordael
( 10.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 april
Did I like this game?
Well, kind of, but I have quite mixed feelings about the whole thing. Luckily, I got it on recent sale at a price of a cheap chocolate bar, so the experience was well worth the money.

Now don't get me wrong, Betrayer does indeed have certain things nicely done:
+ visuals (pretty vegetation, neatly placed buildings, realistic gusts of wind, etc)
+ nice ambience sounds
+ actual XVI century weapons with more-or-less authentic sounding and reloading sequences
+ no bugs (seriously, none spotted)
+ you can fast-travel between areas and some locations

However, everything else leaves much to be desired:
- there is no voicing (literally none, prepare to read everything)
- there is practically no background music (wasn't really a problem for me - playing some dark/tribal ambient in background did the job well)
- a very repetitive gameplay in each area (unlock key locations by clearing them of enemies, find all clues and other crap, go into spirit world, run around talking to spirits, proceed to the next area, repeat)
- low variety of enemies (99% of them in the real world are 'undead'/illusory spaniards and indians, while on the spirit plane there are only spoopy running skeletons and flying skulls)
- you should've already realized that it's not exactly a 'horror' title, but rather a freeroam FPS with creepy-ish but hardly terrifying enemies
- last but not the least: storyline gets increasingly boring and predictable; the only "twist" is at the very end and looks pathetically forced.

Overall, the game seems to have never truly graduated from early access, never got properly finished. Thank goodness, the gameplay itself is neither buggy, nor especially clunky - that's one of the few redeeming aspects that make Betrayer playable.

(TL;DR)
So, can I recommend this game to everyone?
Nope, not really. If you'd like to try an atmospheric but cheap and somewhat boring crossbreed between 'The Path' and 'Far Cry', then go ahead. However, if you're looking for a typical 'survival horror' kind of experience, you should better pass.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
crysenberg
( 11.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 april
Betrayer is a first person, open world, survival/stealth game. and it took me only 4 days to beat it.

You, the protagonist end up in a shipwreck, being the sole survivor of it. as you are washed upon a small island, infested with loads of threats.

as a game, graphics are quite nice, the style of design where you can only see black/white and red (which is aparently tweakable), the audio is incredible, so realistic. you'll feel as the wind blows draging you into the world.

as for the enemies...Have you ever saw a large spanish warrior that yells as a bear? Enemies are quite well done but, man they are annoying but the biggest inconvinience is that the variety of the enemies is quite low, there are like 8 types of enemies (including subclasses) that may get a bit boring, as some of them just stop appearing after you beat seartain part of the game.

Another problem of the game is weapons. Yes there are some like, 5 weapons and the variations of them are jsut the same textures with different stats, which makes it a bit repetative.

As for the story there is also some wierd "Other world" thingamajig that i will keep quiet about. Just for you to check it out yourselves, there are not a lot of "Living" characters that adds to the feeling of isolation and hostile enviroment.

Overall it is a nice game, i definitely recomend it, try it out. You won't regret it. And plus give those guys a credit they just started to work as a standalone team and i'm sure the second game will be much better.

enjoy your play
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
sadness 24/7
( 1.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 april
i have barely played this game and in 86 minutes of playtime, ive realised that its a boring game. looking out the window is more entertaining than this.
Helpful? Ja Nej Rolig
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 av 16 personer (81%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas inte
4.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 april
ATTENTION: AMD USERS

DO NOT BUY!!!!

Read the steam forum thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/243120/discussions/1/558752451333082368/

It has been 2 years, and this has never been resolved. Both the devs and AMD have abandoned all efforts to solve this bug.

I believe the solution lies more with AMD, since this issue is very specific to their GPUs and their GPUs ONLY.

This game is all about atmosphere. Before I got my AMD R7 360, this game was immersive, despite being black and white (with some red, sometimes) only. I played it with a pair of 7.1 surround gaming headset and the audio was fantastic. But these two bugs (and there are more), really ruins it.

So, if you want to play this game and you happen to be an AMD user, don't. I for one will switch to Nvidia first before I play this again..
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
37.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 april
Am I the only one who gets chills or goosebumps with the sound effects in this game?

To anyone wondering if you can change the contrast of color in the game to make it colorful : YES : you can change it in the settings you don't have to play it in black and white.

Betrayer is a very unique indie game.

It's fps in a sense where you have a variety of weapons in your arsenal including bows, short bows, muskets, pistols, grenades, and even a tomahawk slashy thing.

It has several large maps filled with clues, secrets, enemies, and weapons. My favorite weapon in this game are the Definitely the bows because it's so fun to use.

It's not really a scary game I think it's just the sound effects that give me goosebumps when wearing headphones.

Overall it's a great game.


Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
4.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 april
Stop buying skins for CS:GO for once and buy this game. You won't regret it.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
8 av 12 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas inte
9.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 april
Betrayer acts like the name states, builds up your trust then stabs you in the back at the end and proceeds to mock you while doing so. While I thought this would be a fun game it was far from it for me and felt more like a chore. The main character is a blank slate who gets practically no development throughout the entire game whatsoever. The black and white and red color scheme is nice for about five minutes then it gets annoying, luckily you can change the color settings in one of the menus. The game for me ran at a solid 15 frames per second the entire playthrough, im not sure if its the game or my machine so i will give it the benefit of the doubt. The main characters task is to go around as mundane exorcist Sherlock Homes who help wraiths come to terms with the horrible murder/♥♥♥♥/suicide they or a loved one committed. excluding the wraiths the only other interactable npc is little red riding hood who appartently has amnesia and a twin sister. The interactions with her are very bare bones and seem absolutely pointless as the game seems more focused on her than you. There is no music or dialogue/speech sounds in the entire game making things feel unfinished, it does add to the creepy factor though. I will admit the game did catch me off gaurd with a few creepy/scary moments. One thing i did enjoy was the introduction of new enemies for the first three stages which helped spice things up, but then things became stale again. There is major repitition in each level involving finding ghosts and objects then using said objects to trigger the memories of the ghosts so that they can forgive themsevles for murdering their friends/loved ones. You do this for every area over and over again, rinse and repeat. By the time you get to the last stage it was my wits end over the difficulty and frustration in the last fight. To top it all off the ending leaves you feeling betrayed and almost robbed of your time playing through this game. I wasnt able to see how great of a game this is but if you are still dead set on buying it I would recommend buying it during a steam sale or humble bundle as I do not think it is worth the full price.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
21.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 april
Im saying this without sugarcoating my words, this game is one of the best 5$ games ive ever played. The world in the game is exceptionally beautiful. Its kind of a creepy game which anyone can play unlike games like outlast, etc. There are no jumpscares. Weapons are very well optimized(you dont suddenly become a god jsut because you have the best weapon in the game).

This game is like a tiny bottle of expensive wine you buy seldom, you really enjoy it with one sip and its awesome. The other AAA games are big tons of content like a 6pack which pretty much does the same thing as a wine but doesnt give you that special feeling/taste.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
10.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 april
I'd describe "Betrayer" as a dark detective and exploring FPS. It may not sound that interesting, but it's really a good game, one of a kind.

An FPS where you can use long or short bows, crossbows, tomahawks (for throwing or as a quick melee attack when enemies get too close), pistols and muskets. What's kind of cool about the pistols and muskets, you gotta reload them - the OLD SCHOOL way.

I also really like the black, white and red thing going on, it's appealing to me. Should you not be very fond of it, you can just add colour through the options menu.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
27.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 april
A great indie game. Beautiful art. Well put together story. I will say though that it does get a bit tedious but overall it's fun to play, a nice variety of weapons. Definitely worth a play.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
1.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 april
i love this game really good adventure things
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
27.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 april
This game is creepy without jump scares anything gruesome. This game is about dark and devious human actions and their consequences. Story is good, and you really get to explore and hunt around for the answers. This game does a good job of making you feel like you are “there”. If you want a good story and exploring driven fps, then this is for you. Audio is VERY important in this game, so make sure you have surround sound or a good pair of headphones. Turn off the lights, and turn the sound up and prepare to be transported to a creepy and magical place. I can’t think of almost any other game in a long time that really sucked me in to the role, place, and events like this game did. So go ahead and buy it to help the developers make more great stuff.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
11.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 april
The Good
  • very strong atmosphere; the visuals, the sound and the writing complement each other in creating an atmosphere that is not only eerie and scary, but also very sad and occasionally disturbing
  • jumping off of the previous point, the writing in this game was a big surprise for me; while there isn't much of a main story going on at all, the way the conversations with the lost souls slowly reveal the most horrible things about the persons' lives was very intriguing and often quite chilling
  • exceptionally well done in-game log; information on anything and everything you come across in the game, be it NPCs, scrap notes or dug up items, is saved permanently in your log, with a description and an indicator that tells you whether or not you've already discovered everything there is to discover about it; very useful, especially later on when you re-visit old locations
  • the "Listen" mechanic, which helps you find your way around the forest to all the points of interest related to any ongoing investigation, is pretty unique and had me engaged with the game in a way that a sole reliance on the map wouldn't have

The Meh
  • while I did enjoy the design of the "daytime" enemies, the wraiths and the spectres, I felt like having comically cliched skeletons and giant spiders attack you at night was both, a bit lazy and, sadly, detrimental to the serious tone and otherwise dreary atmosphere of the game
  • I didn't enjoy the combat too much; taking out enemies from a distance is okay, but once they gang up on you (which happens frequently, and especially the nightly spawns cannot be sneaked up upon), it all turns into an often frustrating mess; a big part of the problem is that the AI often resorts to simply running straight towards you, attempting to hurt you with melee attacks, while you try your best to keep them at a distance with an arsenal of (deliberately) slow, ranged weapons; you do have a melee attack of your own, but it's depressingly inefficient, as are the explosives you find, which will often do splash damage to yourself or simply miss the quickly approaching and dodging enemy entirely; there's a "last resort" type of weapon in the form of a very deadly tomahawk, but those are in extremely short supply (by the end of the game, I was able to carry only a maximum of three)
  • I wish the actual investigations were a bit more involving than just picking up clues that are strewn all across the forest; maybe the dialog system could have been made a bit more complex with multiple dialog trees and investigative questioning

The Ugly
  • I feel like Betrayer's biggest problem is that it quickly gives off the impression that the developers were padding things out; the 7 main maps could have easily been compressed to 5 or even just 4, with multiple investigations per map and fewer "filler" chests and buried treasures; I sometimes felt like I was doing busywork, which truly hurt the sense of immersion that's so crucial to the enjoyment of this game


Overall
Betrayer was a pleasant surprise for me. I don't know what I was expecting, really, but it certainly wasn't something so engrossing and well-written as this. It's a bit of a shame that the game overstays its welcome by a few hours, since the most fun I had was early on when I was figuring out the mechanics of this strange world and unraveling its mysteries. Later on, I often found myself just checking all the spots on the map in order to move on. However, I will say that the final map and its related investigation managed to bring back much of the game's initial charme and atmosphere. I just wish they had cut out some of the filler in the middle.
Either way, though, as far as spooky indie games go, this is a big "Recommend", with the hopes for a tighter Betrayer II that focuses much more on the investigations.

Also, I noticed that many commenters have criticized the game's ending for being a letdown. I don't really agree. The ending (both in terms of plot resolution and gameplay) is pretty much in line with the rest of the game, in my opinion. .:very mild, nonspecific spoiler:. It doesn't answer any big questions, but the game never leads you on to believe that it ever will.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
12.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 april
Actually somewhat challenging until you get very well geared up. Probably not the best game for the deaf, as hearing little whistles, scratches, and grunts is one of the few ways you can tell there is an enemy nearby that you may not see yet because of how well they blend into their surroundings. Hated the ending but loved the ride.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
11.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 april
Why the hell did we start using guns?
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
8.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 april
This game had great graphics/ambience to make you feel on edge. Game is perfect for when you play with headphones.

Lame part is that the undead sound like bears and always respawn in the same areas.
After awhile it just feels repetitive.

Get it on sale imo
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
6.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 april
Colorblind mode
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
11.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 april
Inmersive, beautifuly made, you can stick to B&W or full color mode. Storywise, I think it's pretty good but not excellent. Gameplay, requires some adapting but still very good. You're definitely gonna love the game mechanics. Overall 9/10 would play again.

PS: This is one of those game that makes you want to explore everything.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
4.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 april
Okay, don't want to write long review, so here it is:

I love this game. It could easily cost 20e and still be worth every cent. High production value, excellent atmosphere and very refreshing gameplay. Got me hooked instantly.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
8.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 april
Excellent blend of FPS, horror and adventure.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
2.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 3 maj
Its a very unique and fun game, great as a snack between big games. I definitely recommend.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
2 av 3 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas inte
0.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 april
don't play this game with an amd driver 290 or higher, there is a driver related bug that exists already 2 years and still isn't fixed. it makes the game unplayable.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
2 av 3 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
1.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 april
it's NOT a survival simulator! tears of joy!
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig