Clea is a survival horror recreation that works as a result of it’s creepy and suspenseful, leaving you on edge the complete time you play.
The sport is centered round Clea, a younger woman whom you management. Her brother additionally follows you all through the sport. The thought is to discover the Whitlock Mansion to search out your method out. Chasing you’re ghost-like creatures referred to as Chaos Servants, monsters on which your mother and father had been experimenting. Throughout your escape, you’ll should unlock doorways to entry new areas, gather and use new gadgets, and, after all, conceal from the Chaos Servants.
Actually, you’ll spend the majority of your time with Clea hiding. Endurance is vital, and I discovered it troublesome to remain put generally once I knew a Chaos Servant was close by. However with the ability to keep hidden till the suitable typically required cautious consideration to the visible and audio results. This makes it a toss-up on whether or not you need to play it on the TV the place it’s simpler to see in the dead of night, or in handheld mode the place it’s simpler to listen to footsteps with headphones on.
There are some puzzles to unravel alongside the way in which, and Stock administration additionally comes into play. The sport asks you to mix and use the gadgets you discover to help in your escape.
Though the promotional supplies say there aren’t any jumpscares within the recreation, I did discover myself leaping when caught. I get spooked fairly simply, and Clea did have me feeling fairly anxious the primary time I performed. As I went alongside and acquired a really feel for the sport’s move, nevertheless, the nervousness light away and I started to get pleasure from myself.
The graphics in Clea are fairly fundamental. There aren’t plenty of animations, however I assumed this added a pleasant impact to the doll-like artwork type of the sport. Since you primarily play contained in the mansion, there isn’t quite a bit to have a look at apart from the partitions and doorways you stroll by.
Whereas the gameplay was easy sufficient, there did appear to be plenty of controls to make use of. This made it a bit troublesome to play in instances of stress. I discovered that once I was being chased or heard the Chaos Servants coming, I had problem remembering which button to make use of to avoid wasting myself.
So far as horror video games go, Clea just isn’t the scariest recreation I’ve performed. Moderately than depend on low cost jumps or gore, it’s the creepy noises and artstyle that make the sport so gratifying. It additionally has an fascinating storyline that’s largely instructed by way of the reminiscence orbs and notes you get well alongside the way in which.
Whether or not you’re in search of scare on Halloween or on only a regular stormy night time, Clea is sweet firm to maintain.