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Whispers behind closed doors feel like they are right there.
The sounds of the creaking ship bring the environment to life.
Trying to do both ultimately hinders the ability of either to perform at their best. Playing with headphones, the binaural audio drives that feeling of tension and dread.
When it manifests as something physical or an exploitable game mechanic, it starts to peel back the layers of fear and reveal an inner core that’s not so scary.
has plenty of those psychological moments as it upends what you think you know.
I would have loved to see a better balance between that creepy ambiguity and actual reveals that drive the narrative threads.
Where psychological horror often tends to go awry is when the horror isn’t psychological anymore.