Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason Demo Description:
Survival games must make you really fear for your in-game life in order to achieve their true purpose, which is easier said than done in most cases. If it is too easy to kill that which haunts you, then the atmosphere fails to inflict the desired crippling effect. On the other hand, if you are too helpless and every contact kills you, then the terrible monster becomes analogous to the pits in Super Mario, which are not so frightening, as you may have recall. Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason is a first-person shooter that blends in a little horror into the mix, in order to make the experience more memorable and somewhat unique. Moreover, beside the awful scenery and semi-humanoid monsters that seem to be after you, you also have to deal with the cold and avoid freezing to death, by searching warm places and not staying outside too much, which is a bit difficult to achieve when you are on a boat in the Arctic Ocean. Speaking of which, the story talks about a meteorologist who goes to the North Pole to investigate the mysterious death of a boat crew. Naturally, the role is played by you, which means that the bodies you run into must also be investigated. Things get more disorienting after you realize that you can travel into the past and change it, which proves to be handy when it comes to saving the men you find dead on the boat.