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Developer: Phantom 8 Studio
Content Rating: Mature
Inspired by the Inception movie, Past Cure is a third person action game with elements of stealth and horror. It is also a debut project of the German Phantom 8 Studio. The main protagonist of the game is Ian - a former soldier, who for years has been locked in prison and subjected to mysterious experiments that resulted in him acquiring supernatural abilities allowing him to control human minds and use telekinesis. Ian, however, has to pay a high price for his new powers, as he is getting increasingly insane. Because of this, he decided to have his revenge on whoever is responsible for his condition. The gameplay builds on elements typical for the genre, thus a player has to explore diverse locations and fight numerous enemies. Even though the main protagonist is proficient with weapons and melee combat, he occasionally has to use his powers to sneak past his adversaries and avoid the omnipresent surveillance cameras. Moreover, his consciousness takes him to an alternate reality, where he has to solve more or less complex logical and environmental puzzles.
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Past Cure is a bad game. It's bad bad. But it's also the best kind of bad game, in that it's not for a lack of effort or that the team were bereft of ideas that the finished product doesn't come together. If anything, the game is too ambitious, with too many ideas, and it inevitably crumbles under the weight of numerous poorly implemented gameplay styles and a total lack of a cohesive identity.
Visually, the environments look very polished, though very simple and clean. That sterile feeling to the real world is what makes Ian’s nightmare world even more interesting. It’s messy. It’s falling apart, and it has a lot more details that actually tell a story. Past Cure has a very particular art style to it that is actually quite appealing from a graphic design perspective, and the cinematic camera really helps to highlight these sections.
I was hoping Past Cure would be a stand out psychological thriller with its interesting storyline, and while it gets better the more you play, it has a really hard time keeping the player’s attention in the early stages. At this point I’m not quite sure it’s worth the $29.99 USD it’s selling for, however, it’s totally worth a playthrough when the price drops.