Lost Within

Lost Within

Review: Find Your Way Out of Lost Within

Amazon Game Studios would like to invite you to be terrified and alone in their newest first person exploration title- Lost Within. The game sets players up as a honest and logical police officer who has been tasked with making a sweep of an abandoned mental institution 24 hours before the building's complete demolition. Oh... and did I forget to mention that the building used to be the site of several unspeakable horrors and that the souls of a few victims are still trapped within its walls (as well as any other haunted house cliche you feel like throwing in there).

The game is a Premium title, costing players $6.99 across all platforms. The price of admissions covers all game features and there is no "energy" system, so you can go ahead and play it until your eyes bleed for one reasonable price.

Amazon has gone out of their way to make sure just about everyone can customize the gaming experience to suit their preference. The game can be controlled via an onscreen joystick or a tap to move and both methods can be toggled during a pause to achieve character motion zen.

Lost Within is a bit more than just an exploration title. The gameplay reminded me of a Resident Evil environment, without the benefit of zombie slaying weapons. There are glowing objects hidden around the map like little post-apocalyptic Easter eggs, just waiting to be discovered and fashioned into something more useful (like a freaking stun gun!!)

The whole thing can be completed is around 20 hours or so and because most of the entertainment value comes directly from an engaging story and an aura of FNaF tension, it is not suitable for just playing anywhere.

Amazon Game Studios has complatetly gone out of their way on this game. The graphics are perfect and the gameplay is fluid. The only limitation with a game so perfect is that is can create a bit of lag on older devices. I played it on an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.2 without so much as a lingering "thinking icon." The first gen iPad Mini, however, wasn't really feeling it and crashed after the prologue every time.

Overall, This game is incredible. It needs you to play it. If you have a few hours to spend being terrified in an abandoned mental hospital, this is your game. I am reasonably certain that horror game fans will have the time of the afterlife with this one, I certainly did.

I gave it 5 out of 5. It made me panic and cry a little inside, but I just had to find out what would happen in the end. And I'm not going to tell you, but it's pretty great.
5.0 / 5.0
review by CheerfulStar (Mallary) | Apr 22nd 2015

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