The underworld has been portrayed in games and films already many times, not to mention various books and paintings. However, few people managed to show hell a terrible and at the same time atmospheric place. Developers from Madmind Studio decided to take a chance, releasing an adventure horror from the first person called Agony, whose action unfolds in hell.
Welcome to Hell
According to the plot we are playing for some kind of sinful soul that got to hell, probably not from a good life. This soul must find the local deity – the Red Goddess. She must somehow miraculously save the hero and rescue him from eternal torment. In order not to spoil, we will not dwell on what happens to the hero as he travels through hell.
The narrative takes place in a typical indie-horror style. We run around on a location, perform a mission, listen to phrases of non-playable characters and read notes scattered throughout the levels. From time to time we are shown screensavers in which we can usually see what happens to the hero after the task is completed.
Your journey through the Underworld
The whole gameplay is obsessed with stealth mechanics, as are many other adventure horror games. In simple words, we must explore the locations and not catch the eye of the enemies, which are here the heifers of hell. In some situations, enemies can and even need to be killed, but often we do not want to engage with them in a fight. Opponents kill the hero with one blow, and if you try to escape from them, then this venture, as a rule, ends in failure. The fact is that the character was clearly not an athlete in his lifetime, since his sprint lasts from three to four seconds, after which the hero slows down and falls into the paw of his pursuer.
Developers from Madmind Studio decided that killing a hero forever is too cruel, and therefore added the opportunity to settle into the souls of other characters after death. This mechanic is timed. If you manage to find a suitable vessel – you survive. Do not have time – start again from the checkpoint. Checkpoints, by the way, are far enough from each other, and therefore, after a failure with the search for a body to possess, the hero is thrown about half an hour ago.
Try to survive and don’t creep out
Despite the fact that Agony has lost some scenes showing violence and nudity, this game has not lost much adult content. Genitalia, killing of babies, sex between demons – all this in the game abound. Another thing is that such “adult” content causes more disgust, rather than the desire to study the environment. Sometimes it’s even funny when you see an apple in the form of a vagina, or a sexual organ of a sinner dangling between your legs. Developers managed to make hell a place in which the cries of martyrs are constantly heard, the flaming flame and everything in that spirit. Overall, the game is quite atmospheric and disturbing. The story has alternative endings and depending on how you act you can either save your soul from eternal flame and make your way up into the realm of the living or stay in Hell forever…