Layers of Fear: Legacy
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About this game
Developer: Bloober Team
Content Rating: Mature
Layers of Fear: Legacy is a psychological and psychedelic horror game about a madness-engulfed painter striving to create his Magnum Opus. Learn the dark story of his past while gathering carefully crafted personal items that can be found in the game. Traverse the vision-induced, constantly changing house full of supernatural phenomena, where each move of the camera can shift the environment, and discover the true motive of the artist. Designed specifically for Nintendo Switch™, Layers of Fear: Legacy uses HD Rumble, touchscreen and fully supports the Joy Con controllers.
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Layers of Fear: Legacy is more about the story than anything else, so make sure you’re prepared for that when you go in. It’s a game that if you allow it to, will just completely grip you and won’t let go, and because it is up to you to uncover a lot of the story by searching around, you will want to explore the mansion for just that bit longer. It is also very creative and clever with its use of set-pieces and, on the face of it, random room setups, which helps the game from ever becoming overly dull or boring.
The jump scares were effective even on my second playthrough two years later, and I had fun playing it with my daughter. Her warnings of, “No. Just…no,” may have been valid as we stood looking down the stairwell into the darkened cellar, but as we, the developers at Bloober Team, and our troubled painter know, making the right decision doesn’t make for good horror.
Layers of Fear: Legacy doesn’t have the budget or action of Resident Evil 7, but it creates an impressive, claustrophobic environment works for its short playtime. As a narrative horror game, the story isn’t that original, but it does play well with the setting and the way the mechanics twist the world. PT might be the hallmark of the domestic horror, but Layers of Fear takes a similar design and adds an impressively unique design.