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Prepare to lose your sanity this week with Phantasmal: City of Darkness

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We all know that I have an incredibly soft spot for horror titles. And by soft spot, I mean NO GOD PLEASE NO DON’T MAKE ME PLAY THEM!

Still, I love writing about the genre, because it gives you all some silly belief that I’ll actually delve into it for your entertainment. HA, I’m not that stupid*.

Anyways, where was I? Ah yes! A brand new horror title – Phantasmal: City of Darkness – is leaving Steam Early Access this week (via PC Gamer).

It looks deliciously dark and terrifying! Here’s what it’s about, along with a recent trailer…

Experience Terror that is Never the Same Twice with Phantasmal: City of Darkness, a procedurally generated survival horror where every playthrough is completely different. You simply cannot rely on your previous experience to guarantee safe passage.
You will need to face off against lurking, otherworldly horrors in the perilous, run-down Kowloon Walled City before its destruction in the early 90s.

What really caught my attention is that Phantasmal is a procedurally generated game. There is zero certainty, which is a key component (in my opinion at least) for a really good horror title.

Procedural generation however, also has the potential to ruin an experience. A few years ago, I reviewed a horror game called Daylight. The corridors that title generated all looked the same after a while, and boiled the experience down into something that was more frustration than terror. Based on the Phantasmal’s trailer though, I don’t think it’ll follow suit. It genuinely looks terrifying, and reviews from early access users thus far seems to be mostly positive.

If you’re a sucker for a good scare, and are prepared to lose your sanity, Phantasmal: City of Darkness will be out later this week, on April 14th. Will you be getting it?

*expect a let’s play of Sophie’s Curse later this week. Hey Guild, I hate you </3

Last Updated: April 11, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    April 11, 2016 at 09:15

    Fires up “Hello Kitty island adventures” instead !


    • hairyknees

      April 11, 2016 at 09:22



      • Ir0nseraph

        April 11, 2016 at 09:24

        Sophie is still waiting for her curse to be removed , so … ?


        • hairyknees

          April 11, 2016 at 09:51

          Sooooooooooooooooooooooon 😛 this week for sure!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 11, 2016 at 09:41

      Instead? You were going to do that anyway. ;P


      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 11, 2016 at 09:42

        Fourth playthrough.


      • Ottokie

        April 11, 2016 at 10:23

        You know it!


  2. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 11, 2016 at 09:26

    I still have to get to Outlast, but it’s been lying on my backlog, not because I’ve got too many other things to play, but because I don’t think I’m ready yet.


  3. DragonSpirit009

    April 11, 2016 at 09:50

    Well I’m off too the land of Nope!
    I’m still processing Outlast from two years ago and I only watched someone play it!


    • Captain JJ the Isolatid

      April 11, 2016 at 09:58

      I told myself I have to play Outlast and Monstrum this year sometime.
      I might just be for 5 minutes, but I’ll play it!


      • DragonSpirit009

        April 11, 2016 at 10:01

        Remember to remove all objects on floor to avoid tripping when running away. Speaking from experience!


        • Captain JJ the Isolatid

          April 11, 2016 at 10:03

          Haha. Will do thanks.


  4. Guild

    April 11, 2016 at 10:53

    XD Enjoy Matt enjoy


    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 11, 2016 at 11:41



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