Conarium Presents Brain Teasers With Leisure Horror
Conarium Game Details
Developer: Zoetrope Interactive
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Release Date: Jun 6, 2017
Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game, which follows a gripping story involving four scientists and their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s novella “At the Mountains of Madness”, but largely set after the original story.
Conarium has stunning graphics. The visuals are up to par with in-game details and environments. The color scheme and ascetics work together with flawlessness. Together these components help create a grimy, and eerie atmosphere. Another superb feature for Conarium is the control scheme. The learning curve is not complex and easy to understand. Also, the sound design and score have originality. The story is interesting and keeps the player entertained and well engaged.
Conarium is not original, It feels like as a mash-up of other horror games such as Resident Evil and Bioshock. The voice acting also feels weak in delivery. However, the two major downfalls for Conarium. First is the game is not that scary. During gameplay, only a couple of scares occurred but nothing horrifying. Second, is the theme, The developers for Conarium made a gorgeous looking game. However, they focused more on the puzzle aspect instead of making the game scary. The third flaw is the replay value. Conarium cannot fulfill the same level of enjoyment over and over again.
The game is entertaining and intriguing yet with an overall feel of a mash up. Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, and Bioshock could be the three games in one, Conarium.The game can be summed as an enjoyable experience but once completed I see no one replay value.