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About this game
Developer: Arbitrary Metric
Content Rating: Mature
You got caught smuggling VHS tapes across the border, and now there's hell to pay. You want to find an elusive rare bird in the forest and snap its picture. You have to kill a man in the back room of a shady diner. This is Paratopic, an experimental first-person horror game named by Rock, Paper, Shotgun as one of the best games of 2018, and by FACT mag as having one of the top 10 soundtracks of the year.
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All in all though, I’m not sure really about whether I enjoyed Paratopic enough to recommend it. It’s fairly priced for what it is but at the same time, and much like Baltoro’s Fatum Betula, it seems to layer on the weird for the sake of it, hoping that there can be some more depth or meaning pulled out of it by the player.
The world, characters, story – even a sense of comprehension – all get left behind, furtively seen in the rear-view mirror. In exchange, there are long stretches of what can only be described as tedium, and we would have happily swapped them for more of its fine brand of surrealism and horror.