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Mannequins that only move when your back is turned.

It would take the possibility of something bad happening and make it happen, which reduced its impact each and every time it was made manifest.

Often the sudden emergence of the beast would leave me no room to react, resulting in a death or two before I figured out I had to slow down, take a different turn, or run away.

I would have loved to see a better balance between that creepy ambiguity and actual reveals that drive the narrative threads.

Where psychological horror often tends to go awry is when the horror isn’t psychological anymore.

Having an actor as the central protagonist allows the themes of is an enormous early 1900s era passenger ship, but your twisting mental state won’t keep you there.

You’ll weave through warped houses, walled gardens, and other creepy environments as you peel through the layers of this actor’s mind.

Overly video-gamey segments reveal the mechanics underneath, removing the tension in favor of fail states and cheap game over screens.

However, its binaural audio and moments of reality-warping terror do wonders to instill a sense of unease in the player.

Venture through one door to find it vanished when you turn around.

A flash of movement out of the corner of your eye that you aren’t quite sure actually happened.

But once again, psychological horror is significantly diluted when you manifest the fear as something physical or tangible. Any time the “formless beast” would ironically take form and chase me down, I rarely felt fear or dread, except at the possibility of yet another game over screen because I got stuck in a corner.