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  • Summary: Daymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old schoolDaymare: 1998 is a third person survival horror game with over the shoulder camera, developed in Unreal Engine 4 for Windows PC. The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old school survival horror games and '90s landmark brands. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Sep 17, 2019
    80
    Daymare: 1998 is an interesting homage to the Resident Evil franchise, complete with 90s graphics, cheesy characters, and a tough difficulty. Inventory management forces you to think carefully, while boss fights can be tedious and unfair.
  2. Sep 30, 2019
    77
    Daymare: 1998 is an unapologetic love letter to horror games of the 90's and especially the Resident Evil series. It may be janky and tough at times, which is likely to put off newcomers, but it will have a certain appeal to the fans of the genre.
  3. Oct 2, 2019
    73
    Daymare: 1998 is a hardcore survival horror purposely created by fans, for fans. Despite some technical flaws and hiccups, typical of independent productions, it recreates the atmosphere of the old school gems.
  4. Sep 18, 2019
    60
    Daymare: 1998 feels like going back to visit a friend from school who still lives a youthful life free of responsibility. It's fun for a while, but you eventually realise that there is a reason you left that lifestyle behind. Were this released before Capcom's own Resident Evil 2 remake, its issues might not have been so apparent. Oddly stranded in time, this now feels too clunky for newcomers and is one for genre aficionados interested in the evolution of survival horror.
  5. Oct 14, 2019
    60
    Daymare 1998 is at once a breath of fresh air and a spiritually genuine revisitation of survival horror's heyday, so it's no stretch to say that players new and old will find something to enjoy here.
  6. Sep 17, 2019
    57
    I’d still recommend this game if good world-building, easter-egg hunting and puzzles are what you are looking for in survival horror titles because those elements are fantastic. But beware, as clunky mechanics and repetitive design definitely drag things down, Still, Daymare 1998 is an ambitious first game from the young Invader Studios that showcases their immense potential, and I wish them nothing but the best for what’s to come.
  7. Sep 18, 2019
    40
    Daymare 1998 is meant to be a blast from the past but all it really does is destroy your old memories of those 90s horror games you played so long ago.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 47
  2. Negative: 11 out of 47
  1. Sep 17, 2019
    10
    Parabéns ao time da Invader Studios, apesar de ser um indie e ser feito por apenas 10 pessoas o jogo foi feito com amor, realmente trasParabéns ao time da Invader Studios, apesar de ser um indie e ser feito por apenas 10 pessoas o jogo foi feito com amor, realmente tras lembranças do passado de Resident Evil, e graças a essa equipe maravilhosa que a CAPCOM se tocou e fez o espetacular remake do Resident Evil 2 , estou jogando a 2 horas e realmente teve um melhora bem significativa comparada a demo, valeu a pena cada centavo e o jogo está bem otimizado com graficos muito bonitos, a historia é bacana e está legendado em PTBR. Expand
  2. May 7, 2020
    10
    One of the best indie titles! The atmosphere and lights are truly beautiful, the story is very intriguing and full of mystery. If only 10One of the best indie titles! The atmosphere and lights are truly beautiful, the story is very intriguing and full of mystery. If only 10 people did it, I hope in a sequel with the most advanced team! Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2019
    10
    It feels good to finally play this game, a true survival horror game with a 90's nostalgia. Really fun to play and awesome story
  4. May 7, 2020
    8
    you can clearly see its an indie game with some problems BUT is way better than re3 remake. i picked this after playing re3 and i wasyou can clearly see its an indie game with some problems BUT is way better than re3 remake. i picked this after playing re3 and i was surprised by how better this is compared
    wp to the devs hope they can make other games like this
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  5. Sep 18, 2019
    8
    Daymare 1998 rappresenta una dichiarazione d'amore al genere Survival horror. Non tutti stanno considerando (anzi nessuno) che si tratta di unDaymare 1998 rappresenta una dichiarazione d'amore al genere Survival horror. Non tutti stanno considerando (anzi nessuno) che si tratta di un indie, non una produzione tripla A con alle spalle milioni di dollari d'investimento, il titolo nasce da una piccola software house italiana composta da un organico molto limitato in confronto ad altre realtà più importanti, ma a differenza di queste ultime il titolo si presenta a fuoco e senza troppi passi falsi. Tecnicamente è onesto, riesce a immergere il giocatore nel contesto tanto basta da creare una tensione costante e palpabile per tutta la durata dell'avventura, la grafica è ben curata nonostante, ci tengo a ribadirlo, la natura indie dell'opera. Il gameplay è solido, forse il tasso di sfida è un pò troppo marcato a causa di antagonisti quasi invincibili, ho apprezzato molto la gestione dell'inventario e i due tipi di ricarica delle armi che oltre ad aumentare il realismo, permettono un approccio agli scontri non tradizionale, sicuramente rivedremo queste meccaniche anche su brand più blasonati proprio a testimonianza di quanto sia efficace in ambito survival. Altro punto a favore sono gli enigmi, mai scontati e sempre interessanti da risolvere, a mio avviso più strutturati e profondi di quanto visto in un qualsiasi Resident Evil. Gli unici difetti che mi sento di criticare risiedono nell'invincibilità dei boss, portata all'esasperazione per rendere il tutto più avvincente ma che, gioco forza, alla lunga diventano frustranti, non aiuta la scarsa fornitura di munizioni sparsi nell'avventura, ma questo non mi sentirei di definirlo un vero e proprio difetto, i giochi a cui si rifà il titolo non dispensavano armi a profusione, il problema sono i survival odierni che di survival, appunto hanno solo il nome. Daymare 1998 sotto questo aspetto è forse l'unico vero survival attualmente in circolazione. Un prodotto confezionato ad arte dove si avverte tutto l'amore per i prodotti a cui si ispira. Non nascondo un certo orgoglio essendo un prodotto interamente Italiano, ma di indie del genere non se ne vedono e la critica in generale sembra non tener conto proprio del fatto che ci ritroviamo di fronte a una produzione a budget limitato, il fatto che i recensori se ne dimentichino è senza dubbio un punto a favore della produzione. Stesso discorso per quei giocatori apparentemente delusi che non si sono risparmiati critiche al vetriolo , come se Daymare 1998 avesse l'ambizione di competere direttamente con Resident Evil 2. No ragazzi, non è così, è un indie e come tale deve essere valutato. A mio modesto parere ci troviamo di fronte a una produzione indie che non ha nulla da invidiare a nessuno. I miei complimenti ai ragazzi di Invaders Studio, continuate su questa strada. Expand
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    6
    Boring as (insert bad word that starts with F here) not recommend. The controls for starters will get you crazy. The gameplay's a joke. ThisBoring as (insert bad word that starts with F here) not recommend. The controls for starters will get you crazy. The gameplay's a joke. This game needs a lot of polish to even be called a game. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2020
    0
    By far the worst game I've ever played in my life. A full of bugs and glitches piece of **** game, which are not only visual but in many casesBy far the worst game I've ever played in my life. A full of bugs and glitches piece of **** game, which are not only visual but in many cases game breaking, for example, once I got stuck in a computer and I had to reload my latest save making me go back like 15 minutes ago. That is the main problem whenever there is a game breaking bug, of which, there are dozens, you have to go back to your latest save which was probably a long time ago making it really tedious to play the game (You can save game in some computers on the game like in Resident Evil but for some retarded reason you can NEVER use those saves, the developers of this game are some lazy pieces of **** luckily I didn't pay them for it). Aside from bugs and glitches, the character models sucks together with the lypsinc, whenever there was a cinematic I felt like I was playing the last Mass Effect of how poorly animated and synced it was. Not only this, the story is boring as hell too, a **** cliche, all the characters are boring flat ass character that don't develop at all. The movement is no good either, in a game where you are supposed to move like a gazelle this game's poor development forces you to move like a **** rhino. Finally this game confuses difficulty with enemies that are bullet sponges *cough* The Division *cough* and retarded puzzles which 80% of the time don't make sense and force you to look them up online. There's one where you need to write a code by using a Greek alphabet keyboard and comparing it to yours and because my keyboard key layout is different I had to look it up online. Or another one where red mean that something is turned on? wtf. Expand

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