The Blackout Club Review (Steam)
For our The Blackout Club Review, where we play a first-person co-op horror game centered around a group of teenage friends investigating a monstrous secret beneath the skin of their small town. 1-4 players explore procedurally-generated missions against a fearsome enemy you can only see with your eyes closed.
The Blackout Club Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 16.56GB download size
- Steam achievements.
- Full controller support.
- Graphics settings – display mode, resolution, resolution scale, a field of view slider, texture/shadow quality, volumetric fog, anti aliasing, motion blur, framerate smoothing, v-sync, and photo sensitive mode.
- Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity slider, Xbox or Playstation button icons.
- Enhanced horror system – enables voice and breathing recording to add paranormal stimuli phobia to the game.
- The prologue is an optional opening chapter that acts as a tutorial.
- First-person view.
- Interactive button prompts.
- Eerie soundtrack.
- Close your eyes in order to see hidden objects and text.
- Jump scare elements.
- Has a Strangers Things meets Goonies-type vibe.
- You can lean to peek around corners.
- Heavily stealth-based.
- Full 3D semi-open game world.
- Two ways are available to interact with ladders – fixed, and/or view relative.
- A fascinating world and is full of secrets.
- Character creator – two body types, face, hair color, skin color, and eye color.
- Online leaderboards for sacrificed exp and one for stalkers caught.
- The main clubhouse is used as a hub where you choose your hero weapon, and read up on the many items, leaderboards, and missions.
- Buy and equip power decks that change how you can play the game. They work like classes.
- Customise appearance with purchasable gear – styles and color, tops, bottoms, footwear, accessories, gestures, and world.
- Network settings – public or friends only.
- Tense atmosphere.
- Has some good gameplay ideas.
- Comes alive in co-op and is the optimal way to play it.
The Blackout Club Review Cons:
- The ritual system is tied to the enhanced horror system.
- Only 14 achievements.
- Cannot rebind controls.
- Subtitles lag behind the spoken words.
- You only have one real location to play over and over.
- Hasnt had any meaningful updates for a while.
- The story kind of takes a backseat and the build-up in the prologue is all but gone.
- You don’t get to adjust the brightness in-game again.
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The Blackout Club:
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 6/106/10
- Length - 6/106/10
- Fun Factor - 6/106/10