Reloading in video games is rarely something you think about a lot. Often times it is a moment when you are forced to stop shooting. But a new indie horror game makes reloading fun, nerve-wracking, and interesting. And it’s just part of a great collection of horror games released earlier this week.
Published on April 13th, Dread X Collection: The Hunt is a new compilation of indie horror games, but different from the previous ones Dread X collections, all games in The hunt are shooters of some kind. That piqued my interest. Then I saw you reload a musket The fruit, one of the games in The huntand I hurried to download it. I mean look at this:
You have to hold down the reload button, then use the mouse to pull the hammer back, open the musket, pop out a bullet and replace it with a new one. During this time, you can be attacked.
For those concerned about this looking annoying or frustrating, it can be good, but in a good way. This is supposed to be a horror game and the person you play is unfamiliar with weapons. With this reload system, every shot counts. If you miss it The fruitYou regret it not only because you wasted a precious bullet, but because you now have to fend off an enemy with your ax or risk running away and reloading fast enough before it reaches you and kills you. It even makes simple 1 on 1 fights tense. It’s also not as fussy as it might look. The clicking and pulling of the parts of the musket feels satisfactory.
It took me about an hour to hit The fruit.
The other game that I really enjoyed in the collection is very different. Uktena 64 is a horror game that looks and sounds like a hunting game from the N64 era. It has colorful menus, fun music, and low poly graphics. But beneath the surface of this cute-looking world is a dark story of animals seemingly infected with some otherworldly disease. You play as Jeb, a local hunter who receives a bounty from the CDC to hunt these animals and to take photos of their corpses.
If you take these pictures you will be graded as Pokemon Snap, complete with silly buzzwords and music. At the end of each hunting mission, the photos of dead low poly animals are shown in a bright and colorful slide show. It’s all awkward and as you progress through the different missions things get darker and Jeb becomes more unsure of what he’s involved in. But even until the last moment of the game Uktena 64 Never let the N64 mood drop entirely, resulting in a daunting and strange experience.
I don’t want to spoil too much anymore Uktena 64, The Fruitor the other five games in the collection. The compilation costs $ 11 on SteamThese two games alone are worth the price of entry, while the other games add even more value to the package. If you love horror games and shooters, this collection is well worth playing.