Mystique. Chapter 2: The Child has been on my wish list since I first tried Chapter 1: The Foetus; so seeing it on Android market got me very excited. Players start right where Chapter 1 finished, in a scary hospital. You must work your way through abandoned corridors finding keys and solving puzzles. Basically, you’ve got to wander around, find hidden tools, grab them and get out. Nothing too difficult, or at least that is what I thought…boy was I wrong!
We all know that in Chapter 1: The Foetus, there was just one room (a bathroom), but now I have 14 rooms/corridors to go and … I like it. Of course, some of the rooms are locked, but that’s the challenge — find a way to open them and see what’s inside. I’ll be honest with you: I’ve spent way too many hours solving these damn puzzles, but it’s was well worth it. Each room has something specific in it, whether it be bloody writing on the walls or creepy ghosts always trying to scary you.
Okay, so it’s not as scary as watching a horror film alone at home, but there were definitely certain points where I was legitimately scared and tense. This was mostly accomplished through the audio effects, creepy music and bloody 3D freaks jumping at you.
Atmospherically, this game is awesome. The lighting is well done and each item is thoroughly created. The sound is probably the best part of the game. With every move or touch you can hear yourself walking through the rooms and corridors. Even that creepy monster sitting in the chair looks real…so real that the thought comes to mind: “What the hell is he doing here?”
The game has all the best traditions of the escape-room genre. You have to search for answers and use your brain to find the way out. It’s not that one click application where you just touch your phone and “voila”- you win. Not at all! You must think first and then do — that’s the main rule. And it works perfectly in the game.
Well, fans of the Silent Hill genre, your time is here. Go forth unto the market and get your latest bit of horror from our favorite Bendroid guys. For the serious gamers, Chapter 2 will be a real challenge. Its puzzles may take several days to solve them. If you don’t believe me than try it. The price is $2.99, and while there are thousands of free apps and games to choose from, Chapter 2: The Child is not the first game I bought on the market, but is by far the best and most enjoyable.
The only question I have after I finally beat it: When is chapter 3 coming???
Mystique. Chapter 2: The Child for Android
Developed By: Bendroid