Genre: Survival Horror
Video game horror has a lot of different flavors. While there are plenty that rely on atmosphere and a number that rely on intense or grotesque action, recent years have brought us a slew of games that rely on the classic anticipation and jump scare combination. The most famous of these, of course, is Five Nights at Freddy’s, but a number of other titles have come about in a similar vein.
Without any warning, Tattletail appeared on Steam with a bright and cheerful commercial straight out of the nineties starring the titular (horrifying analog of a Furby) Tattletail. Based on the trailer and price, I couldn’t justify not giving this game a try. Originally, I had bought it and started on it with some friends in tow, because horror is always better with an audience.
Since this game came out less than a year ago, I guess there’s no point in asking if it holds up over time. The question, then, is how does it hold up in the now growing genre of traumatic animatronic horror?
As with most current games, please be aware that I’ll try to avoid any spoilers I can for this game, but there may be spoilers within.