Medium, the Bloober Team’s occult horror game, is coming to PlayStation 5. The title was launched in January as one of the first (if not the first) third-party Xbox Series X / S exclusives. This port adds full tactile feedback support for the DualSense controller.
Medium plots are concentrated in Marianne, a spiritual medium summoned to the ruins of Poland and a highly haunted hotel. Marianne can not only communicate with the dead, but also access and traverse the spirit world with the living world. This is represented in a split screen where the player explores the physical and mental versions of the area at the same time, accessing objects and paths accessible on one side and opening the other route. As Marianne associates with the spirits and unravels the hotel’s past and her own mysteries, she is attacked by a malicious (and invisible) entity dedicated to making Marianne’s visit unpleasant.
The game had some cool ideas, but in the end it didn’t reach its full potential. In a game review, GI editor Ben Reeves wrote:
“Some of the best horror games in the last decade have provided combat-free horror. After all, abandoned buildings are scary when you can’t push them back into the shadows. But medium The lack of combat highlights the challenge of bringing a horror experience to the mood and puzzles. The idea of exploring split reality is great, but this horror show is a bit shallow, so the Bloomer Team is another game to put on a hat. I needed a playhook. “
Still, if PS5 owners are looking for a new horror experience to bite into their teeth, they can circle September 3 as the date The Medium arrived on the platform. On the same day, Bloomer also released a special version of the game called The Medium: Two Worlds Special Edition. The physical bundle is packaged in a steel book case and includes an art book and soundtrack.
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