The Outlast Trials: The First Preview

There is a snitch inside the prison kill The snitch Something's in the air lately and it Clearly isn't love no this is the Unmasked stench of death at the hands of The nefarious murkoff corporation which Fans of the Outlast series may remember As the same entity that thoroughly Mismanaged at last one's Mount massive Asylum and erected outlasts 2's creepy Radio towers the dastardly experiments Continue in the Outlast trials a First-person horror survival Sim that And I'm putting this lightly finds all The best ways to unsettle you I had an Extremely tense experience playing the Tutorial and the first level on an Ultrawide monitor in a dark room but if You don't want to go it alone you can Now bring up two three friends with you In a series first thus trials is Potentially the next great Co-op for a Survival game The first two Outlast games revolved Around the unfolding story of an Investigative journalist uncovering a Dark mystery but in this Cold War era Prequel you play as a prisoner vying for Your life in a squid game-like Race for Survival across several titular trials As such the Outlast trials sees you Trying to outrun out sleuth and outsmart Your fellow inmates who are often Violent and heavily disfigured making

Them awfully terrifying when they jump Out of closets and pin you to the floor In classic jumpscare fashion these Scares are definitely more in line with American Chainsaw horror than some of The darker more psychological horror one Might expect from say A Silent Hill game However the Outlast trial is commits to The bit with excellent sound and level Design that exudes eeriness even when You can't hear the screams Yeah Areas are often difficult to parse Without the use of unite vision goggles Which can quickly deplete and only Recharge with a scarce battery resource Making it pertinent to only use night Vision when absolutely necessary on the Other hand open lighting is both a Blessing and a curse insofar as you can Only effectively stay hidden in dark Areas and since you never get to fight Your opponent's head-on using stealth to Your advantage is an absolute must it's Great that you're given a very limited Amount of inventory space three slots in Total which means you'll constantly need To think about which items you'll carry Around to support your playstyle yeah Less trials competently balances its Inventory and its Loadout customization System which can tip the scales of your Own playstyle in a certain direction Changing your relationship with the

Items you choose to prioritize in your Inventory the good news is there are Plenty of ways to survive it all if You're smart you never get to brandish a Weapon against your unhinged assailants But as previously mentioned you can Equip a multitude of different perks and Mods to give yourself an edge not unlike The perk system that fans of dead by Daylight have grown accustomed to in my Own demo of Trials first level I chose The X-ray rig an item that you can Choose in your Loadout that temporarily Grants you the ability to see through Walls and to see in the dark without Draining your night vision battery it Was so useful despite its reasonably Long cooldown that a lack of battery Pickups posed much less of a challenge This was just one of several available Rigs to choose from at the start and the Others seemed equally viable but it does Seem like itemization goes far deeper There is an entire menu dedicated to Customizing and piecing together a Loadout with several different factors And I'm excited to see how deep the Outlast trials takes its strategic Interplay once you've finished surviving Or if you fail to survive you can always Head back to the hub area this seems Like it's heavily tied into story Progression but it's also where you'll Meet up with other players and engage

With trials multiplayer co-op mode According to developer red barrels fans Of the series may even get to meet Returning characters in this Hub area Though the Hallmark feature here is the Ability to customize your character with Special Loot and gear you unlocked Through gameplay you can even deck out Your personal cell to show off to your Friends or you can sit down and enjoy Some casual arm wrestling between Sessions the outlasts trials is Currently in development for PC and will Be entering a closed beta between October 28th and November 1st for more Info on the outlasts trials and for Everything else in the world of video Games stick with IGN

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