True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 – Review
Follow Genre: Horror, Point and Click, Puzzle
Developer: Goblinz
Publisher: The Digital Lounge
Platforms: PS4, PC, Android
Tested on: PS4

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 – Review

Site Score
8.0
Good: Great atmosphere, Interesting mysterious story
Bad: Although this game should be a horror game, it’s not really scary for the player
User Score
9.5
(2 votes)
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Most point and click games are usually played on the PC because the mouse is the best tool to play these types of games, but some of these titles have made their way to consoles. The first part of True Fear: Forsaken Souls was rated as one of the best-rated horror escape games because of its great story and horror atmosphere. Now, the sequel to this game was released and made its way to the PlayStation 4 with the name, True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2, which is another great horror escape story in this series.

Story

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 starts with an intro that shows Holly on the road, thinking about the events of the first game, where she seems to remember that she needs to visit the Dark Falls Asylum. While driving, strange things are happening like shadows on the backseat and a flickering interior light. After a sudden appearance of a dark faced woman in her window, the screen turns black and you’ll see that Holly has been in an accident. You wake up next to your vehicle and the strangest thing is that the car is locked with a tree through the middle of the car’s windscreen. How did you even get out of the vehicle? The story of the game progresses with cutscenes after you reached certain places. The Progression of the game can sometimes be slow as you need to travel a lot to find a specific object to open another. Returning to the same place over ten times could occur before you won’t need to return again.

Graphics

The game itself consists mostly out of what seems to look like still pictures with some interactable objects on them. The atmosphere created with the still pictures of the decayed Asylum’s interior and exterior fits the horror genre perfectly. The cutscenes are beautiful. Holly and the environments look great in these cutscenes. Sometimes, when she needs to do something extensive, like moving a big object, you will see Molly moving the object in a cutscene. The items on the screen are relatively easy to be found without needing to rely on hints.

Sound

The music and sounds in this game are perfect for the horror genre, with a great atmospheric soundtrack which can be soothing but also has an eerie feeling about it. The music really lets you feel the game’s horror vibe. When picking up tapes, they will be played, and the voice-acting that’s been performed has been done perfectly. The interaction with all the items and objects in the area sound spot on. The background sounds may loop a lot, but this isn’t bothersome at all as you’re too busy finding items, solving puzzles and trying to figure out where to go next.

Gameplay

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 is a horror point and click puzzler. The goal is to find your way out of the mess you’ve gotten into after a car crash near the Dark Falls Asylum, the place where Holly’s unknown sister was institutionalized and where she had died. After the car crash, your car is totaled, and the only way is forward on foot.

In this game, you need to find a lot of different items and tools to make your way through this game. For this, a keen eye is required to find all the usable objects hidden in all the areas. Along your journey, you’ll end up at lots of different locations where you need to pick up items, solve puzzles, excavate items that are hidden by an obstacle and a lot of lore-filled material like notes, tapes, and pictures of the employees, patients and strangely, your mother to learn more of what happened at this deserted asylum. The puzzles in this game do make sense and are relatively easy to figure out on your own. When you’re stuck and don’t know what to do, there’s a hint option to show you where you need to go. Changing the difficulty will alter the difficulty of the puzzles and the speed of hints becoming available, but not much more.

You’ll need to return to locations you already visited a lot to interact with something after you’ve found an item you need to use here. Fortunately, you can fast travel via a map, so you don’t have to go back all the way to do what you need to do. If this wasn’t possible, the game would’ve been a lot harder to get through as you would be spending a lot of time traveling back. This map also has a built-in hint function that shows you where you can perform actions. To open one lock, it could mean you need to find a series of items and perform some actions before you can acquire the required key to open it. In this game, there’s no time pressure, so you can take as long as you want. The game does give you the feeling like someone or something is keeping a close eye on you. There’s not really a way to fail in this game, as you can try (and retry) things over and over again until you succeed.

Conclusion

True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 is, like its predecessor, a relaxing horror game you can walk through on your own tempo. For the main character, the horror scene is perfect with the decayed asylum and all the creepy things that happen as you progress but for the player, it’s not scary at all. The relaxing way this game can be played makes the game miss its mark completely as a horror game. Aside from this, the whole story and the investigation you’re doing makes the game very interesting to play and definitely worth a try if you like this type of game. If you’re a fan of point and click puzzlers and you don’t own a PC, this game is definitely worth buying to add it to your collection.

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True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2 - Review, 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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