The best horror games understand that real terror doesn’t come from jumpscares or slobbering monsters. Real horror holds a mirror up to the darkest parts of our being and makes us study the terrible things we’re capable of. There’s little more terrifying than having to confront yourself.
And you can certainly slot Distraint 2 into that bracket. It’s a game that creeps along, always making sure you’re unsteady on your feet, always putting things in front of you that you dimly understand. It’s haunting as much as it is frightening, grim in ways that dirty corridors and tattered drapes can’t show. … [MORE]