It all started so well in SKYHILL: Black Mist, its protagonist on the payroll of Skyhill Inc., a shady biotech corporation that… well, they own the city. All of it. Why is that good? Money. Lots of money. I think. Well, not that it matters whether the nameless protagonist is well-paid or not because as the game begins, his life has taken a turn for the worse, big time: daughter kidnapped, building he lives in overrun by dark monsters and crazy cultists alike, and – oh wait, did I mention how he’s also slowly but surely dying?
Okay so maybe it didn’t exactly start well, seeing how the game immediately pits the player against insurmountable odds, forcing them to think fast or die; at which point the entire thing starts over, our nameless protagonist waking in his bed yet again. Maybe this time he’ll actually, you know, not die? Yeah right. Needless to say, resources need to be managed, medicine acquired, weapons and tools crafted at every opportunity. Keep all that in mind and you just might actually stand a chance against these… things.
Solve the dark mystery of this world and unveil rules that govern it. Nothing is as it seems, try to distinguish reality from illusions and find out what’s real and what’s not.
Alternatively, you could opt for some good old trap-making, courtesy of environmental hazards; or, hell, stealth? Stealth might work. That way you’ll also get a chance to take in the absolutely lovely visuals. Bonus. Although as the developer puts it, “if you die, you die in your own style as well”. And die you will, I’m sure. I mean, just look at the trailer below. Dying is not hard, but hopefully, you’ll learn from each casualty… and avoid making the same mistake(s) next time. Ah, and make sure ya don’t forget to keep an eye out for your daughter as you play hide-and-kill with the darkness, crafting the craftiest of craftings to slice, dice, smash and bash.