April 3, 2017 10:00 PM | Julia Couture
World Of Horror brings back the classic 1-bit Macventure style with art inspired by Junji Ito. You must solve unsettling mysteries in 198X Japan, all while fighting off detestable monsters physically and mentally.
If there's an itch I didn't know I needed scratching, it comes in the form of World of Horror. While the horror genre seems to be moving for more definition to their slimy monstrosities, World of Horror does it with 1-bit pixel art,leaving much to the imagination while still using sharp, strange detail. There is a very unique style to World of Horror that stems from its Ito inspirations, but it also pairs with an exciting soundtrack and thrilling adventure.
The game revolves around a seaside town in Japan where the Old Gods have awoken to feast on the many. To try to keep your wits about you during this difficult time, you must solve mysteries and fight the losing war against the gods that are making chaos throughout your home town. World of Horror hints at dice rolls in combat and cards that may hinder or help, but offers few details on how they work. It also mentions two main stats in the game, Stamina and Reason, which are held by all the characters, and also that sanity will be on the line as you play.
I'm looking forward to learning more about these unsettling aspects of the game as more details become available, but in the meantime, I can enjoy the creepy imagery.