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  • Summary: An FPS horror game set in a surreal, dark and deadly biomechanical world never seen before. Humankind is just a small part of a hostile universe. Want to survive? Discover its secrets.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 9 out of 10
  1. May 29, 2017
    59
    Rather than feeling any sort of tension, I was mostly bored.
  2. May 24, 2017
    45
    Inner Chains has been a big opportunity wasted. It's true that it's a relatively small indie studio, that it's a project with a very specific vision and that has really new features that are also great, but the final result has more the look of an unfinished beta than a totally finished game.
  3. May 25, 2017
    45
    Inner Chains is scary but not due to its atmosphere. Underneath a beautiful, haunting world hides a boring, simple shooter. Everything looks good at first glance but the devil is in the details. And the details are frustrating and full of bugs. The entire game looks and feels like an unfinished tech-demo.
  4. May 23, 2017
    40
    Inner Chains is a title that you would expect to find in Early Access, given the many issues that affect it.
  5. CD-Action
    Jul 20, 2017
    40
    With its fantastic art direction Inner Chains could have been a great walker. Unfortunately what the developers decided to make is a lame, uninspired, awfully boring first-person shooter that has absolutely nothing to offer in terms of gameplay. [08/2017, p.72]
  6. May 28, 2017
    40
    The art design is amazing, but that's pretty much all that it is. Performance and gameplay issues prevent this game from being something much better.
  7. Jun 30, 2017
    30
    Inner Chains looks good, but beneath the veneer is a mess of bad mechanics and disappointing design. [Issue#263, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 20, 2017
    8
    Let's face it. It's 100% an indie.

    You start without explanation or context, almost no music and only a few environmental effects, and
    Let's face it. It's 100% an indie.

    You start without explanation or context, almost no music and only a few environmental effects, and yes... it has bugs and has fps drops... On the good side, the game looks gorgeous, so far the 1st hour is quite interesting and fun. Also mention that the FPS drops happened me TWICE (1060 GTX at high quality).

    It's a short game (3-4h) but you should at least play it twice because finding secrets it's when you can start reading the texts the game presents you (each secret allows the translation of an specific letter) which means you won't have the story and the lore until you have found most of them and then you can replay in order to understand it from the beginning.
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  2. May 26, 2021
    5
    + Графика (но вот оптимизацией не пахнет вообще), сюжет (но его подача, так себе конечно).
    - Всё остальное.
    + Графика (но вот оптимизацией не пахнет вообще), сюжет (но его подача, так себе конечно).
    - Всё остальное.
  3. Feb 26, 2018
    2
    Good idea bad realization. This game about boring gameplay with only 3 weapons. Weapons always overheating before you kill someone. Our heroGood idea bad realization. This game about boring gameplay with only 3 weapons. Weapons always overheating before you kill someone. Our hero slow like a turtle and can run only 3 seconds. Game still have a lot of glitches, you can skip logical quest jump thought the wall, barricade or even FINAL BOSS, srly? You can just jump thought the boss and finish the game!!! Even if you start to fight with boss it will be worst boss fight ever, he even don't try to kill you, he just spawn 1-2 easy enemy near you and wait until you kill him!!! Also game have poor boring story about something... IDK. This game with bad graphics, low FPS, stupid AI and 3 type of enemy. All locations seems very similar, no music, no atmosphere, no sound effects, and you will watch 1 flashback 4 times with the same text and the same location. Meh Expand

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