From that teaser of Outlast 2 showing an inverted cross burning I’ve been wondering why do horror games directly related to Satanism, the witches, the biblical Devil and his abundant imagery. Hell Yes there has been some more or less classical as Doom, Dante’s Inferno, or God of War approach, but often was action games and not they lent to the rules of the survival horror , and they were intended to be more a flaming spectacle of la Fura dels Baus which offer us a really horrific, distressing or uncomfortable vision. Already we gave him a few turns the matter of hell in video games, in fact, a few years ago.
The fact is that this weekend we have received a press release that could mean a new chance to change this. Agony is the work of a new developer called Madmind Studio headquartered in Poland (by the way, someday we will have to discuss what is being done as well in Poland so that a country of 38 million inhabitants and a GDP which is half of the Spanish has become an impressive hotbed of companies dedicated to creating games) and that is made up of people who worked on projects not exactly small as The Witcher 3 or The Division, as well as more modest games like Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, Alien Rage or Enemy Front.
The most interesting of Agony to the first glimpse of its first trailer, which apparently is also your intro, is precisely that way to portray hell without escape tricks and grotesque waste. Looks like that thing will have much the captured underworld in the pages of the Divine Comedy, something colorful and appears with a sea of eloquent artistic direction in which won’t miss tortured souls and demonic creatures succubus of huge tits, but that is not something new.
Novelty could be precisely in the way to explore that world: we get into the shoes of a tortured soul who has been stripped of his memories and thrown into the deepest pits of hell, but which has a very specific ability: control of the minds of some people and some demons of little privileged mind. With this tool we will have to make us do to escape hell based on interact with other condemned souls and their eternal tormentors and hold a meeting, say its creators, with «the Mystic goddess red». All this is always from the survival horror genre.
Agony comes in 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.