Welcome back to another episode of Bagocast! In this episode, we take a dive into mental illness with a short horror game called, The Shattering. If you are uncomfortable with distressing topics like depression, anxiety, abuse, etc, then we do recommend you look for a different game.
The Shattering has you control John Evans; a patient that was in a terrible accident and his memories have been shattered. During his therapy session, you need to venture through his past to piece them back together. As you begin to piece his memories together, you will notice not everything is matching up as he believes.
There is one vital detail you should know about, The Shattering; it’s a walking simulator. That means the gameplay is boiled down to clicking on stuff and walking down corridors. If that’s not down your alley, then we recommend you to look for a game that has meatier gameplay. However, the game is very short like two to three hours long, so it won’t feel like it’s dragging the story out.
- The story is well told
- Environments are detailed and atmospheric
- The visuals are striking enough to make an impact
- There is a couple of moments that can pluck at your heartstrings.
- It’s very well-paced.
- How the environment can break apart and reform itself is impressive.
- No replay value
- Your choices don’t have much of an impact.
- Extremely little gameplay
Platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, & Steam
Kick back, relax, and grab some popcorn. Enjoy the podcast! Keep in mind, everything said here is our thoughts and feelings. We do not represent the entirety of BagoGames. If you disagree with anything, then please leave it down in the comment section below!