This time the spotlight will be shining on The Darkness Ascends, a spine-chilling horror RPG full of uncanny twists and turns. Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo, eh?
Your name is Lex, and you are a young boy. You live with your little sister, Natalie. You used to have a mom and a dad. You know exactly what happened to them. But, a certain someone doesn’t. You go out and play with some of your friends, a little game of hide and seek, with you being the finder. To the mind of a child, the best place to hide is the farthest. Natalie enters the one place that she should not have gone, and Lex journeys to the haunted mansion, to find his sister.
Eek. A haunted mansion, uncertainty, a lost sister – all the makings of a classic horror gone wrong. Wrong in a good way, that is, unless… well, unless this is one of them tales with no happy ending. Hard to say at this point though, but here’s to hoping. Whatever the case, at least there’s potentially plenty replayability, as the plot changes based on your decisions at certain points; something I wish more games had, to be honest. On top of that, it’s also nice to see RPG Maker used to emphasize horror once more, instead of yet another ‘been there, done that’ fantasy RPG. That said, only time will tell if Lex is able to eventually find his sister, and more importantly, if she’s still alive, in… The Darkness Ascends. Only time.
So riddle me this, dear reader: why is The Darkness Descends still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s not out just yet, but should be at some point this year. In the meantime, why not visit its Greenlight page and hand over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember, your vote matters!