Sir or Madam, please take a moment out of your undoubtedly busy Halloween schedule to try one of the most surprisingly entertaining indie games of the year. While Sir, You Are Being Hunted is not as frightening as video games such as Fatal Frame or Outlast it is certainly worth your valuable (Halloween) time.
So, what’s this all about? Why am I recommending you spend your hard earned cash on an indie game that is still in Alpha? To that I rejoin: where is your Halloween spirit?
Seriously though, Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a charming little indie game that you should go buy on Steam right now. Or you could wait for a sale, whichever you prefer, really. (I’m not much in the way of imperatives, it seems.)
Sir (or Madam), You Are Being Hunted has a pretty simple premise with a bit of a twist. You play as someone who must collect various parts (from an experiment gone awry) to return home. You must travel between islands in an archipelago to find all the parts needed to leave. Additionally, robots are hunting you. So, there’s that.
What makes the video game so much fun (and so infinitely replayable) is the fact that the worlds are procedurally generated. You never get the same environment twice. For some reason, this also creates a sort of multiplayer. My boyfriend and I would take turns after each death as we each had a separate world with completely different encounters and items. Because of this, it’s almost as fun to watch as it is to play. It’s hard to find games that have that type of social interaction. You learn about the game through exploring the environments and interacting with other players, rather than just learning through tutorials (although there are still plenty of those in Sir, You Are Being Hunted).
So, why am I recommending you play this game on Halloween? Like I said, it’s really not a terrifying game but it does have some elements of survival horror. It’s just the type of horror everyone can enjoy. Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a tad scary, but it’s definitely not Fatal-Frame-2-oh-god-why-did-I-do-this-to-myself level. It’s perfect for you and a friend or two to waste away October 31st’s unfailingly boring afternoon. After which, you really should get to the truly scary stuff.
-Game Blog Girl
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