Blurred Weird Night
|a game by||QSN|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Puzzle Games, Zombie Games, Survival Games, First Person Shooter, Walking Simulator Games, Psychological Horror Games, Story-Rich Games|
In the extremely active world of indie horror games, your best shot at success is to make a game unlike anything else in the market. On the other hand, we have those games that play with their clichés to deliver an experience that’s as memorable as it is scary. That’s just the kind of game that Blurred Weird Night is.
A frighteningly good homage to Hong Kong horror film, Blurred Weird Night might not offer too much in way of originality or accomplished visuals, but it still delivers a satisfyingly scary experience that might be up your alley if intense horror games are your thing.
An Instant Classic
At first glance, Blurred Weird Night might remind you of the classic Japanese survival horror titles with fixed camera angles that redefined the genre at the turn of the Millenium. In many aspects, Blurred Weird Night could be seen as a spiritual successor to titles like Fatal Frame and Silent Hill, but there’s so much more behind the scenes for players to discover.
First off, the setting of Blurred Weird Night is one of the most innovative ones we’ve seen in horror in quite a while. Not since Devotion have we seen a game use supernatural elements from Chinese folklore so effectively as it’s done in this game. Creatures like the jiāngshī and other specters from Chinese and Hong Kong folk tales haunt you at every step in Blurred Weird Night – a nice change of pace from your usual vampires, zombies, and ghosts.
The game takes a group of people that visit a haunted house and is suddenly transported 30 years into the past. In all fairness, the plot might not be the finest piece of the puzzle in this game – that would be the excellent atmosphere and some parts of the visual design.
Made entirely in Unity – and by a sole developer, no less – it’s impressive how good Blurred Weird Night can look at times. Character models – both human and monsters – look great when they’re static, but the immersion is somewhat broken once you see some of the jarring animations that the game has to show.
Still, for a solo project, the game looks even better than games like Slender: The Arrival, so bonus points for designing a game that looks as good as this, all things considered. It’s great to see the amount of detail that goes into every piece of the background scenery: it really sells you the idea that you’re in a Hong Kong horror film.
It’s also worth mentioning that the developer included two very distinct game modes into the mix. While the main story mode will have you reliving your survival horror memories, there’s also a more action-oriented first-person shooter mode that will sate the appetites of gamers that are looking for a more intense experience.
All in all, Blurred Weird Night is a refreshingly amazing horror experience that should belong to the collection of any horror game fan, especially if they aren’t bothered by some cheesy dialogue and bizarre animations.
Bizarre Weird Night is a mixed bag of horror goodness that might have a bit of an identity crisis but still manages to be one of the coolest horror indie projects of the year.
- Fascinating setting and cool monster design
- Amazing horror atmosphere
- Two distinct playstyles that mix the very best of the horror genre
- Some awkward animations, especially in human characters
- The plot falls flat from time to time
- Some performance issues, mostly due to the Unity Engine
Download Blurred Weird Night
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP