It feels good to be on the other side.
CARRION, a reverse horror game in which you play the monster, has launched a free Sneek Peek demo on Steam and it’s everything I expected it to be. Jumping into the tentacles of an amorphous creature of unknown origin you propel around a research facility shooting out red limbs of violent destruction in your wake.
With the tables now adequately turned you stalk, consume and throw around like rag dolls your once oppressors who imprisoned you. Watch them run in fear and stumble in panic as you explode into rooms growing in power as you evolve and adapt to your new hunting grounds.
The demo confirms how amazing the movement looked in this game from the teaser trailer. You can effortlessly zip and zoom around the compound snatching up hapless humans as you go hurtling them into walls to a chorus of satisfying squelchs.
It feels quite powerful from the get-go to be able to take on a room full of armed guards but the upgrades and abilities add another level of energy to that god mode sense of destruction. It seems to be shaping up to be a really cool game that flips the usual power dynamics successfully on their head.
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