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  • Summary: Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.
    After months of research, she discovers an abandoned
    Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.
    After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghastly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate's mysteries or become one of its victims.

    Game Features:

    - "See" using echolocation. Every sound creates a visual.
    - Engage in a deadly game of hide and seek with relentless enemies, including The Presence.
    - Trigger radical change at the Estate at Echo Bluff each time you solve its mysteries.
    - Travel back through history to exorcise your own nightmares.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 75
    I think the game’s title of Perception works out to have a double meaning, obviously concerning your main character’s lack of sight, but it also applies well to whether you’re likely to enjoy the game as a whole. If you’re in it for the action or actual horror you’ll very likely walk away disappointed. But if you like a slow burn of suspense, periodic things that will make you jump, and some stories that will reveal themselves to you slowly and through a variety of means as you wander an ever-changing house, it will offer several hours of enjoyment. I’ve never played a game quite like it, and there’s something to be said for a title working earnestly to challenge gamers with something new, even if it may not have hit all of the marks it was likely aiming for.
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    By putting you on the shoes of a blind woman, Perception creates a unique survival horror experience, with heavy focus on narrative. It does a good job of playing with your… well… perception of the darkness and your surroundings.
  3. Dec 14, 2017
    60
    While it could explore its mechanics a bit more and elaborate on some elements, Perception is a good proposal on the growing Nintendo Switch catalog.
  4. Nov 9, 2017
    40
    Unless you’re a big fan of horror adventure games, Perception is one you can easily skip. The plot isn’t particularly engaging, and the horror elements are predictable with jump scares, characters and story dialogue that is typical of this genre. Even if it does fulfil all of the necessary criteria, it serves as a reminder that the horror genre is far too reliant on clichés to get by, and will only appeal to the thrill seekers happy to overlook its generic design. Ultimately, the biggest downfall is the core concept that drives Perception. The echolocation mechanic gets old quickly and seems like a better idea in theory than in actual gameplay; walking around in the dark in any game isn’t normally enjoyable, and in this one it’s no better – even with the added sense of meaning from the narrative. It’s an aggravating concept that should not have really got past the early design stage, and detracts from the already average quality of this short-lived horror adventure game.
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  1. Jan 18, 2020
    9
    I really enjoyed this game. Maybe because i didn't think of it as a "survival-horror" per se ... I saw it more as a unique game that allowsI really enjoyed this game. Maybe because i didn't think of it as a "survival-horror" per se ... I saw it more as a unique game that allows me to experience life like a blind person. I was invested in Carrie's journey and intrigued to discover what her connection to the house was. I mean, what a crazy thing for a blind woman to fly across the country and go into a random abandoned mansion alone following her gut that she has to be there to figure something out? From a narrative/character perspective, the game makes sense and is a lot of fun - and also occasionally pretty creepy. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2018
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Perception tiene una mecánica muy especial que no es para todo el publico. La idea de ir a ciegas en un juego puede no ser la mejor para un videojuego, sin embargo, en Perception todo se basa en utilizar los sonidos para guiarte. Pero ten cuidado, si haces demasiado ruido algo terrible irá por ti.
    La historia del juego, los elementos de exploración y la búsqueda de elementos tanto principales como secundarios son los que le dan vida a este juego. Lamentablemente, el juego es corto y tiene poca re-jugabilidad por no variar su contenido. No obstante, el juego no es caro y puede ser una opción para momentos de espera a otro juego más ambicioso.
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