Infernium Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Infernium is an adventure horror game where you need to carefully consider your strategy to progress through the non-linear interlocking chapters. Exploring the world, avoiding getting caught by the ethereal enemies and solving puzzles uncovers a story about a group of friends.

It's a hard game, die 25 times without replenishing the orbs and your game is over. Also, you have to find your own way through it. Because you don't have to progress in any particular way, each time you play the game is different. The amount of the narrative you encounter will also be different each time.

Along with the puzzles you have enemies that chase and kill you, resetting your progress. Identifying a way to use stealth to get past these enemies is a core part of the experience. To do this you have six easy to use, hard to master player skills and must learn strategies to overcome each type of enemy.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 05/04/2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4.

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Puzzle.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 14 hours and 16 hours to complete. Depending on how quickly you navigate the space and solve the puzzles. Dying 25 times sets you back as you have to spend an orb to return to the game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for horror.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Drug Reference, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: Instructions are provide with illustrations and text. You can opt for more tutorials, slower enemies or play without enemies. You can also disable permanently dying.
  • Reading: There is no dialogue in the game to read, although there are notes you find that need to be read.
  • Controls:
  • Image calibration: Any item you can interact with is highlighted with visual cues. The game is designed to be colour blind friendly.
  • Audio calibration:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.


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