Left-Hand Path Strange Company 2017

Cast spells, perform rituals, learn terrible truths and try not to die in this massive Dark Souls-inspired VR RPG. You awaken in a darkened castle – or is it something else? – full of dangerous creatures, a history of tragedy, and arcane powers that you can wield. From there, you'll delve into the weird landscape of the Well Of All Rewards. Learn arcane gestures to cast powerful spells: fling acid missiles, strike your foes using a lightning staff, rain meteors from the sky, conjure an army of screaming skulls, flaming boulders from the ground, and many more. Master a complex ritual magic system based on historical Hermetic magic. Delve deep into a fleshed-out game experience - over 15 hours of single-player, VR-exclusive content so far and more to come. Become part of a history of human greed and ambition, tragedy, sacrifice in the name of love, and lust for power. Fight lethal monsters that will test both your physical skills – duck, dodge, outmanoeuvre – and your mastery of magic. Explore eerie landscapes, and interact with other humans, including historical figures like Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge – and with stranger creatures still. Gather the fallen Husks of your foes to gain power and unlock new abilities. Choose whether to explore nooks and crannies of the world to discover secret truths and powers. It's NOT a seated VR experience. You'll gesture to cast spells, squat to avoid an axe larger than your whole body, dodge to let arrows whizz past you, duck to look into secret passages, hook hidden items into view, and more. It's specifically designed for room-scale, and it's room-scale only. It's NOT a short arcade experience. It's a fully-fleshed-out, voice-acted, animated RPG with over 15 hours' play time. It's NOT easy. To quote my biggest inspiration for the project, Dark Souls, "Prepare To Die". But it's also not unfair. Enemies do have weaknesses, and you have the power of magic itself. It supports both teleport-style locomotion and sliding-style locomotion. Left-handed play is fully supported. Prefer to play an RPG experience without the pant-ruining terror? Or want to enjoy the experience without so many gruesome deaths? It has optional Low-Terror and Story Modes so you can enjoy the game. It has an optional spider-free mode for you to enjoy - but don't think that makes it otherwise less challenging. It has 15 hours of play time or more. This is not an experience you'll go through in a single play session.
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