Layers of Fear: Inheritance Thoughts & Gameplay
If you follow me on any of my platforms, you’ll know that Layers of Fear is one of my favourite games of the year. It looks fantastic, the story is gripping and somewhat disturbing and the tension, unease and scares are perfectly formed. It’s a cracking indie game, one of the best, if not the best, indie title I’ve played to date. So imagine my delight when I was sent a key to the Layers of Fear: Inheritance DLC. Ecstatic just about covers it.
After a chaotic and stressful weekend in Birmingham, I was able to head into the gaming room, shut the door, turn off the lights and pop my headphones on to go and learn more about the Layers of Fear story, this time from the point of view of the daughter. I streamed it of course, so have a watch below and see what you think.
It’s in two parts, the second part is the ending so if you don’t want to have that spoiled you can simply watch part one.
Heading back into the house was oddly comforting. It was good to be back and see what had changed. The story itself was interesting and torturous, learning more about the childhood of this poor little girl through her memories. I feel this DLC was more about the emotional and mental side of things as there certainly weren’t as many jump scares – I think I jumped properly just the one time. I would have liked more but I have to remember that this is DLC and not a sequel.
You can complete the DLC quickly, I did it in 1 hour 40 minutes and I’ve seen other players complete it faster. But, there was a lot of exploring I missed out, especially in the painting room so I’d say it’s probably a good 2 hour DLC if you don’t want to leave any nook or cranny unturned.
There are different endings. So far, I’ve only seen the one I had, which was the same as Mr Kravin, even though we did things differently. Currently, I don’t even know what the other endings are, I want to try and get them myself before I watch any other streams.
Layers of Fear: Inheritance is a great addition to the story. It delivers depth, an opportunity to head back into the house but doesn’t deliver as highly on the scare scale. Still, well worth playing especially if you’re already a fan of the original. Bloober Team, the developers, are working on something new. I cannot wait to see what comes next from these guys.
Available on: Linux, Mac OSX, PS4, Windows, Xbox One
Developer: Bloober Team / Publisher: Aspyr Media
Buy the DLC on Steam – Well worth it. Remember this is DLC so you will need the original game.