Call of Duty, Rocket League, and Fortnite all have one thing in common: they’re high energy, super competitive games that you have to put a ton of time and effort into becoming great at them. Sometimes you just want something that gives you a break from these highly skilled games. I got the wonderful opportunity to play The Inner Friend and I can tell you, not only was I not disappointed, but I can’t wait to play more of it once it comes out.
The Inner Friend deals with the fears and memories of childhood, all while being led by a character called the Shadow. Each level you play on tackles different fears and memories, according to Médéric Ellul, Marketing Manager for Playmind. Talking to him a bit before going hands-on, he said they really spent a lot of time making sure the sound design was on point, really allowing you to feel the fear and anxiety in the areas you play in. According to him, the game can be completed in one full sitting, roughly about 2-3 hours if you are a completionist and go after all the collectibles. The game is currently already out on Steam for $14.99 and will be making it’s way to Xbox and Playstation this summer.
I can say that after my playthrough of that game, I am highly anticipating its release this summer for consoles and allowing the puzzles, memories and fears to tell a haunting story of past that wont easily be forgotten.
David loves to play the guitar, though not always to other peoples favorite genres. He loves to play video games and has played them for longer than he cares to admit. His Favorite games to date include The Witcher 3, Rocket League, Titanfall 2, Bioshock, Halo and a new favorite, God of War. He has always wanted to do something in the gaming industry. Since he’s no programmer (yet), writing about them and why he likes them will have to do. Feel free to follow him on Twitter for all things gaming and maybe a few things that aren’t. Currently teaching himself programming and learning UE4 to make games that he’s always wanted to play!