Suddenly finding yourself unable to remember anything can be genuinely terrifying, and with good reason as more often than not, it means something is not quite right with your psyche. To make matters even worse, in The Shattering, the mind of John Evans has a tendency to play some rather cruel tricks on him. Tricks that could easily spell the end of our protagonist.
Guided by a disembodied voice of someone who goes by ‘the Doctor’, only by piecing together those precious few fragments of your past and the present that are still lingering somewhere in that head of John’s does he stand a chance of emerging victorious in this battle of wits. See, the enemy -- so to speak -- here is actually himself. Kinda. I mean, the human brain has a habit of going on the defensive and shutting us out of trying to remember something hurtful, and that’s exactly what’s happening here.
Discover the truth, shatter the lies, find out what happened to John… and remember her name.
But even though John is, far as I can tell, a completely blank slate and everything around him could fall apart or morph into something else in the blink of an eye, well, the only way is forward! Oh, according to its creator, there are no “failure conditions” or “complicated puzzles” in The Shattering, meaning some are bound to tag it as a, you know, walking simulator and move right along.
Before you do that, however, at least give the trailer below a view and tell me that isn’t an interesting setup? That you aren’t the least bit curious as to exactly what happened, and perhaps more importantly, who this female character is? His wife? Daughter? Sister? Mother? Who knows? John Evans certainly doesn’t. Unless he does, and his mind simply won’t allow him to recall that particular memory. For some reason.