Area Of Darkness: Sentinel Looks Like A Haunting VR Thriller

January 23, 2019

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Upcoming psychological thriller Area of Darkness: Sentinel from Rematch Studios is looking really impressive for a first-time effort from a small indie studio. You take on the role of Dr. Anne Evans in 1978 as you play through three days of exploration and intrigue on the timeless Sentinel Islands.With full voice acting and a branching narrative it’s certainly promising a whole lot in a similar vein to The Gallery, Obduction, and other immersive VR narrative adventures — although with a heavy focus on the supernatural.Steam is flooded with shovelware in the VR space, there’s no other way of describing it. Of the literally thousands of VR apps that have released over the last two and a half or so years it’s tough to recommend even a small percentage of them. (We did it anyway with our list of 100 VR games you should play — shameless plug over.) Hopefully this one can buck the trend a bit.

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