Genre:   Horror Adventure

Developer:   Sigma Games

Publisher:    Fat Dog Games

Released:   May 2017

PC Requirements (recommended):  

  • OS: Windows 7 or better
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 Radeon R9 390, or faster
  • Storage: 10 GB available space




by flotsam


Inner Voices

Sigma Games/Fat Dog Games

Meet John Blake, a tormented man dwelling in a trap that only you can guide him out of.

Said trap consists of a randomised maze of rooms, enough perhaps to frighten off a range of players. Perhaps the Lovecraft references will bring them back.

I confess to being ambivalent about the whole thing.

John Blake is dead – or at least I think he is. Whatever or wherever he is, he doesn’t know how he got there. But according to the voice, by venturing through the corridors (of his mind?) he will encounter memories of his past and earn the runes to escape.

From that point on, you stumble around in dark corridors. I did like that you could turn back and find yourself somewhere not where you came from, but the interest of that aspect wore off after a while, and it then seemed like filler between finding memories.

It is a fairly drab looking game, but it probably should be. A little more definition in the detail would have been nice.

There was a jump scare here and there, but Lovecraft should be about an ever escalating feeling of dread. I love movies where you know from the get go that things won’t end well, and the whole thing just builds to that inevitability. That was not the case here.

It did have the Lovecraft “madness” going on, but lacked the narrative to hold it together. Or perhaps I just missed it. I confess to being bemused by the narrative, confused at times, and maybe it reflected the fact that John was (possibly) mad. Whatever, it left me feeling like I was walking around in a dark maze because that was what I was supposed to do.

You use the keyboard to do most things, and a quest log updates to (perhaps) help your progress. The game will save when you exit, and you just continue where you left off.

It didn’t do it for me, but if you like the sound of a Lovecraftian maze it may well be for you.

I played on:

OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit

Processor: Intel i7-6700 4GHz


Video card: AMD Radeon RX 470 8192MB



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