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  • Summary: Mum and Dad have been experimenting on Chaos Servants, but now, the monsters have been let loose. Clea, with her brother in tow, must escape from the Whitlock Mansion. Watch your back, Clea. Those closest to you may be the real terror.

    Outwit the Chaos Servants: The Chaos Servants are on
    Mum and Dad have been experimenting on Chaos Servants, but now, the monsters have been let loose. Clea, with her brother in tow, must escape from the Whitlock Mansion. Watch your back, Clea. Those closest to you may be the real terror.

    Outwit the Chaos Servants: The Chaos Servants are on the hunt. Listen for their footsteps, peek under doors, and stay far, far away.

    Escape the Whitlock Mansion: The Whitlock family has trapped Clea inside the mansion. Hunt down key items and solve the puzzles designed to lock you from the outside world.

    No jump scares: No prescripted scares, promise. Your skills and actions will determine Clea's fate.

    Unveil family history: The Whitlock bloodline is filled with dark memories. Obtain memory orbs and uncover your family secrets through bonus chapters.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    With Halloween just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to snuggle up with a heart-pounding, fear-inducing, horror-themed video game. And, as far as said games go, Clea stands among my top choices for this year. Though it may be short, Clea delivers a truly satisfying experience, striking a fine balance between traditional gameplay and unique elements that all but ensures that it won’t be forgotten any time soon. Facing your fears can be scary, but it’s games like this one that also ensure that it’ll be fun, too.
  2. Nov 2, 2020
    70
    Don’t let its children’s book aesthetic and promise of being “jump scare free” fool you. Clea is an effectively creepy survival horror game that requires plenty of patience and courage when you’d rather just run.
  3. 60
    Clea has the foundation that it needs to become something really amazing. The aesthetics are spot-on, and the mood and themes are conceptualised beautifully. The developer has chosen a difficult genre to work with, however, and while Clea is perfectly playable and complete, I would want to see some significant strides with a sequel before it enters the upper echelons of the genre. Nonetheless, it does represent a very different kind of Aussie creativity, and it's very much worth supporting on that basis.
  4. Nov 6, 2020
    60
    An enjoyable stealth, horror puzzle game, that is definitely creepy, but not too scary. The puzzles are enjoyable to solve and will have you coming back again and again to figure them out. It’s too bad the Chaos Servants seemed so dumb and lazy at times, as they weren’t very scary at all.
  5. Nov 2, 2020
    40
    Overall, Clea goes for an unsettling style of horror and, at least for me, completely fails. The atmosphere never really “lands,” enemies are more frustrating than frightening, and I really just struggled to find the desire to even play this game.
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  1. Nov 8, 2020
    6
    Strangely enough, "Clea" shows almost no moments of shock. The story is interesting and is presented in a reasonably orderly fashion. OtherStrangely enough, "Clea" shows almost no moments of shock. The story is interesting and is presented in a reasonably orderly fashion. Other aspects are only briefly touched on in the story and with a playing time of less than four hours, not much tension can be built up. Unfortunately the enemies are too easy to see through and the levels always seem unimaginative. Technically the title is neat and for a small production everything seems okay. So we can't recommend "Clea" and you should choose another horror game on the Nintendo Switch.

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/clea-switch-im-test)
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