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PAX East 2019 Preview: The Inner Friend

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.

It is absolutely terrifying hearing her use her scissors while chasing you.

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.

This is just one example of the many terrifying environments that you can experience in The Inner Friend.

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.

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