Genre:    Horror adventure 

Developer:   Bloober Team

Publisher:    Aspyr           

Released:   August 2016             

Requirements (minimum):

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q8400
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB / Radeon R7 250X 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space



By flotsam


Layers of Fear: Inheritance (DLC)

Aspyr Media

Note - there is a warning for photosensitive epilepsy when you start the game.

This game is a DLC (Downloadable Content). The base game Layers of Fear is needed in order to play.

The base game Layers of Fear review by flotsam can be read here.


So here we are, back in the mansion, but as the artistís daughter looking for closure.

Three endings will deliver an outcome; the first one I got was a closure of sorts, but only by default.  The second was far more what I imagine she was after, even if it might have surprised her. The third I have yet to see, as it would appear to require finding all of the childish drawings from throughout the mansion. If it isnít that, well, then I guess itís something else.

Like the main game, you explore the mansion, but this time it is far more story based and less puzzling. The mansion plays a few tricks, but by and large you just move on. As you go, you trigger flashbacks, showing glimpses of the life that you led as your father was falling apart. It wasnít a happy place first time, and it certainly isnít here.

Most of the time you will have the perspective of a small child, looking up at things far bigger/taller than you. It did feel a little like being on my knees, but it made sense. Climbing on things will be needed to reach certain items.

The mansion is the same dark, shadowy place, and things occasionally go boo, or rather growl and bark. It isnít scary, more sad and foreboding, but you might jump. Punctuations of vivid colour give a prominent contrast here and there, and art, as always, features prominently.

It plays the same as the main game, and will take about an hour. Unless of course you are looking for the remaining drawings Ė I have no idea how long that will take! It was a bit more of the same, but different in focus and I found it a rather satisfying adjunct to what had come before.

I played on:

OS: Windows 7

Processor: Intel i7-3820 4GHz

RAM: 12GB Ripjaw DDR3 2133 Mhz

Video card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 2048MB


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