As someone unfamiliar with Slender Man (Yes, I live under a rock), many of the reviews weren't very helpful. Despite that the description sounded interesting, so I figured I would give it a try.
I wasn't sure how long it would play, so I started up a single player game. That was probably my first mistake. Unless you are really patient, the size of the map demands multiple players. Having multiple players also adds an element of strategy and teamwork to map exploration.
The first thing you do is choose a character which grants certain benefits and flaws. I didn't notice much difference between them, but then again I didn't really play enough to see.
What I did see was a game consisting of walking VERY SLOWLY through the woods in the dark. Every so often my screen would start to get fuzzy and I would see a non-descript monster which I then proceeded to run away from. There were various landmarks to see such as buildings and statues and the part of the map I saw was bounded by water.
The goal of the game is to find tape recorders scattered across the map. Since your only clue to their location is the sound they make, you spend the game listening very carefully to your surroundings. That being said, the ambient noise and background is fairly well done.
An interesting touch was that after you finished you could see a map retracing your movements. You could see when you walked in circles over and over again. You could also see any places you panicked, died, or found recorders.
+ Good Ambient Background Noise
+ Character variation (even if its slight)
+ Interesting Recap Map
+ Can play with friends
- The monster is boring and the game isn't scary
- SLOW movement speed, even when running.
- Flashlight is unusable when running. I don't know about you, but I would point it ahead not at my feet.
- Not very fun to play solo
Overall I cannot recommend this game, the slow movement speed really killed it for me. If you don't mind a "walking simulator", and have friends to play with, you might enjoy it, but you are probably better off looking elsewhere.