There are many different types of games in the world of virtual reality. Owners of the Oculus Rift may have heard of The Town of Light before. It is a first-person tale which borders on a physiological thriller every now and then. It is quite a fun game which starts off in a relaxing manner, but quickly takes a very dark turn Even when not playing it for a few days, there are some things that can’t be unseen or forgotten.
The Town of Light Will Haunt you for Some Time
The game setting is Italy during the mid-2oth century. Players are thrown into a real-life asylum which is so creepy it is something you can’t unsee or forgot about. By walking through different rooms and corridors, you learn the fate of a young girl by the name of Renee. Apparently, Renee was locked away in the asylum and abused. The player is then put into the skin of Renee who wants to explore the abandoned asylum while looking for different clues to show things were not rosy at this location.
Putting yourself into the mindset of a person trying to find closure is never an easy feeling. This is especially true when it comes to virtual reality, as The Town of Light oozes atmosphere. It quickly becomes evident Renee is a tormented soul in a living body, and you will feel a deep connection to the character you are playing throughout the entire game.
There are certain aspects about this game which will be incredibly hard to swallow for some people. That is a direct boon for the creators of THe Town of Light, as it shows the story is told so well it creates a powerful connection with players. It is a very serious game which we do not recommend to children by any means. It is a very gripping sensation, despite the lack of obvious jump scares, enemies, or boss fights to speak of. There is something about walking around in an asylum that will creep you out in the worst possible way.
From an atmospheric point of view, The Town of Light is a must-play. Granted, there are some minor annoyances now and then, but nothing that will break the immersive aspect. The level of detail is absolutely amazing, which is both great and incredibly scary at the same time. Looking at someone play this game on a regular monitor doesn’t do The Town of Light justice by any means. It is something one must experience for themselves. We totally recommend this game, even though it will have a lasting impression on you for quite some time to come.
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