- Summary: Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner. Beware, for all may not truly be what it seems.
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Jun 5, 2019I wish more horror games were like Layers of Fear 2. It's a mature and intelligent understanding of the deeper and more meaningful elements of horror, and while I can have as much fun as anyone creeping around a Resident Evil game and shooting the ugly monsters while being startled by the jump scares, it's something like this that I end up reflecting on well after I've finished playing, and this is the kind of game that I return to when I'm looking for an actual horror experience.
Aug 1, 2019Even though both Layers of Fear's stories are not linked, this sequel follows up the style of the original game. All the horror comes from the peculiar stagings and visuals used by Bloober Team that cause a constant sensation of anguish. Also, the different "homages" to several movie classics are a great classy touch.
May 27, 2019Layers of Fear 2 falls short in one too many areas for us to consider it a classic, but the experience that remains is still well worth your time. Predictable horror conventions aside, spectacular visuals, a haunting atmosphere, and impressive shape-shifting environments are sure to keep you up at night.
Jun 2, 2019Bloober Team have made some important strides with Layers of Fear 2. Visually, there is a sharper, clearer look on display. Pacing is improved with scares not being laid on so thick and heavy. It does seem to lack some atmospheric qualities but the chase sequences do offer the player something to beware. Failure can hamper the flow and the storytelling is a little heavy-handed. For the most part, Layers of Fear 2 is a good effort.
May 30, 2019If I could, I would score Layers of Fear 2 somewhere between Null and Infinity, but I can't, and as everyone is going to have a different view on Layers of Fear 2 the score is pretty much irrelevant. If you know your films and consider yourself reasonably intelligent then I would recommend at least taking a look at Layers of Fear 2. I *think* I enjoyed it, but I honestly couldn't promise that you or anyone else would. What an odd curio of a game.
Jun 2, 2019I've played this game 2 times and I am now on my 3rd playthrough, and FOR ME Layers of Fear 2 is a masterpiece just like the first one was.I've played this game 2 times and I am now on my 3rd playthrough, and FOR ME Layers of Fear 2 is a masterpiece just like the first one was.
Layers of Fear is a very personal experience, so the best advice I can give is that you don't take in account the opinion of others. It is a game that you need to experience for yourself.
Also, this is not a game for everyone. To fully enjoy you need to have in mind that this is a game very different than any other game out there.
To enjoy it you need to have patience, to pay attention to every detail, to take your time, and to play it more than once.
Just as the name says, the experience is made by more than one layer, and the more times you play it more you discover and it makes more sense.
The first time I finished this game I felt a bit disappointed. That's because this time Bloober was more ambitious and experimented a major variety of ambiences and a even more abstract aproach to the storytelling. But then I just took some time to think about the game and writed down some ideas about what I saw in it. I created some theories. And this was the part when the fun began.
I felt like the game was finally taking form in my mind.
Then I started to play a second time and every detail was making way more sense this time. That was the point when I felt that this really was something that came out from Bloober Team's minds.
Now I am loving the game just as I loved the first one.
I already started my 3rd playthrough as I said before, and I am really enjoying the game a lot more than when I played it for the first time.
So my advice is:
- This is not a game for everyone.
- This is not totally equal to the first one, so take your time to put the pieces of the story together and play more than once.
- Don't be so hard on trying to figure out everything on the story. There's no right or wrong version. That's the beauty of it. The truth is what you believe it is and what makes more sense to YOU.
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Jan 18, 2021Absolutamente essencial para quem gosta de jogos de terror. Superior ao primeiro em muitos aspectos, gráficos, história, terror e desta vezAbsolutamente essencial para quem gosta de jogos de terror. Superior ao primeiro em muitos aspectos, gráficos, história, terror e desta vez com um inimigo de quem temos de fugir em certas ocasiões. Não se deixem enganar por reviews menos favoráveis ou vão passar ao lado de uma masterpiece… Expand
May 30, 2019+ subtiler Horror
+ stabile Bildrate
+ interessantes Setting + kurz und knackig von der Spiellänge - zu viele Lade Bildschirme für ein Layers+ subtiler Horror
+ stabile Bildrate
+ interessantes Setting
+ kurz und knackig von der Spiellänge
- zu viele Lade Bildschirme für ein Layers of Fear
- zu viele offene Fragen am Ende
- Horror verfliegt nach der Zeit
- Try and Error Passagen… Expand
May 29, 2019Layers of Fear 2
It breaks my heart to put out this review as I love bloobr team, The first layers of fear game is easily inLayers of Fear 2
It breaks my heart to put out this review as I love bloobr team, The first layers of fear game is easily in my top 5 horror games of all times, the atmosphere, the story telling, the mystery, the constant shifting environments…
It’s so underrated…
And here we are with the squeal, and it’s on the flipside..
Layers of Fear 2 is a little over 4 hour long psychological horror game...
I would consider this a more walking simulator type much like the first game.. however way more linear…
Instead of an abandoned house, layers of fear takes place on an abandoned ship
which obviously means less chances to be innovative and keep the experience fresh, however there is the added element of the story that focuses around actors, storytelling, plays…
There’s the opportunity to bring set pieces to life, and this opportunity just isn’t taken advantage of…
My biggest issue with Layers of Fear 2 is the setting.. the environment…
It feels the same from start to finish, there are still the shifting rooms of the first game, but these rooms just shift into basically the same room you just left, but this is far from my only problem… the story was so hard for me to follow… im either really dumb which is possible, or this story is completely pointless background noise of a mediocre haunted house experience..
Youre not even sure who youre playing as until the end of the game.. btw there are multiple endings much like the first layers of fear, but unlike the first I couldn’t bother actually playing again to get them all…
one critique I had with the original that was fixed here is if an item or drawer is interact able, theres usually something in it… it isn’t a drawer opening simulator like the first could feel at times
But that’s the only saving grace
Layers of Fear 2 just isn’t enjoyable…
It’s not scary its not spooky, it’s just a bunch of water damage and manikins
manikins work for like 1 cheap scare per horror game… you can’t do a whole game relying on their creepiness…
I’ve went to like 1000 clothing stores with my girlfriend, I’ve become numb to them
There’s not much else to say about this game
story is unintriguing
There’s load screens and annoying loading in between opening doors that breaks immersion and flow
chase sequences are just annoying get lucky in a maze or die over and over
puzzles are basically nonexistent
the manikins are just lame
and Environment is boring and repetitive
If you’ve played 30 minutes, you’ve played all 4 hours
This is the very definition of just an okay game
I give Layers of Fear 2
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Jun 20, 2019The good: this game is beautiful to look at, and for a decent portion of the game it uses this to great advantage in creating a sense ofThe good: this game is beautiful to look at, and for a decent portion of the game it uses this to great advantage in creating a sense of dread. The music is right on point. The aesthetic of the game is without fault. Although I didn't particularly care for the black & white sequences, they were worth it for the way colors seemed BRILLIANT in contrast when they were over. I'm particularly partial to the sequences towards the end in the marble hallways.
The bad: Overall, this felt like a game with good intentions that turned in to an often-annoying slog with a story that felt fractured and a little self-absorbed. I am a *huge* horror fan, but my one turn-off is when something seems to be taking itself a little too seriously and Layers of Fear 2 suffers from this flaw. Some of the dialogue made me laugh rather than become more interested in the story. And while I've got no problem with endings that don't give me all the answers, LoF2 just didn't pay off in a way that satisfied - answers, or no. It was vague for the intent of seeming highbrow, and it left a bad taste in my mouth.
Besides the storytelling, I also found the Formless Man extremely frustrating. At times it felt like I was being punished for exploring the game environment, with the Man showing up out of nowhere and killing me before I even had a chance to turn and run, or teleporting suddenly down a hallway as I scrambled to get the game to register I was attempting to close a door.
I think this studio is capable of BRILLIANT things with this franchise, and whatever other types of horror it explores. They have all the puzzle pieces, and despite the fact that I did not enjoy this game as much as the first, I am still looking forward to more.… Expand
Feb 5, 2021Gorgeous graphics do nothing to help this muddled pretentious mess. Horrid pacing issues, clunky nonsense game design, frustrating mechanics,Gorgeous graphics do nothing to help this muddled pretentious mess. Horrid pacing issues, clunky nonsense game design, frustrating mechanics, and a god awful artsy-fartsy try-hard story. I really loved the first game but the sequel was painful to get through. 3 hours too long. The narration sounds like it was written in a college poetry class and might as well have been plucked from a disneyland haunted house ride. The mannequins stopped being scary or interesting after about 4 minutes. Had literally no idea who my character was for pretty much the entire duration of the game and could not figure out for the life of me why I was supposed to even care about who he was or what was happening. Stay away from this mess.… Expand