What Lurks Within “The Medium”? – Game Review

Bloober Team has been seriously on point with some releases lately. First off, I don’t know what’s the idea behind first releasing on PC, and Xbox. Before releasing onto PlayStation and Switch. But at least we all can enjoy it, in the end.

The Medium also saw the return of Legendary Silent Hill Composer, Akira Yamaoka. We even got a taste from the free song sample via Steam, “The Maw Part 1”. Which instantly should fans fall in love. Listen below if you haven’t already.


ABOUT

Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned communist resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time.

REVIEW

With my time within the realms of the Material (Reality) and Spirit Realms. First thing for certain is the amazing gorgeous layout and graphics of the woods, old ruins and the other realm itself. The team at Bloober Team is just killing it!

Along the way you’ll experience split realities at the same time when experiencing the real present time. And sometimes when you’re experiencing those two angles at once, it’s not always good. The Maw has found you and will stop at nothing to “try you on, pretty little skinsuit.” Which is best avoided at all cost.

Material (left) | Spirit Realm (right)

As it’s more running and hiding at times, The Medium still gives you a chance at defending yourself if grabbed by The Maw. With the spiritual light throughout the game which helps solve some power puzzles and protect from swarms of moths. At least it’s not all cat and mouse like the first two Outlast games.

Controls are not that hard to really get down to mastering the powers that dwell within Marianne. And at times you can’t just stop playing to admore the atmosphere that was created.

Although when it comes to the ending of the game, it’s definitely an overused gesture of teasing the players. Perhaps more story will come down the road in the future, and if you like reading documents and listen to the past. The game offers plenty of Notes, Recordings, Echoes, Postcards and Eerie Drawings to fully immerse yourself into the history of back stories.

If you’re a fan of Akira Yamaoka music, and Silent Hill atmospheric levels and designs. The Medium is up your Alley, however if you’re looking for a scary game. This sort of lacks, but offers some nerve racing scenes with the Maw, and a few jump scares.

However if you’re looking to just playthrough this once without trying to get every Achievement or Trophy, it’s best to wait for it to go on sale. And October is just around the corner.

Available Now on Steam, Xbox and PlayStation. Coming soon to Switch.

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