A first-person horror exploration game set in an debilitated underwater research facility known as Pathos-II. Made by the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA is a step away from jump scares and sanity meters and instead takes a philosophical approach to the horror genre.
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Pro Expands the Horror Genre in a mature more cerebral direction
The unsettling aspects of this game are less about scary monsters stalking the player and more about deeper questions of self and our desires for longevity and continuity.
Con Does not focus the same sort of visceral scares as their previous game Amnesia
Players looking for similar or more intense versions of the thrills found in their previous game, Amnesia, may be disappointed. This game does have some of those moments, but the emphasis is more philosophical, and the story has a far richer spectrum of emotions than Amnesia that can spoil the pure horror aspect some players might be looking for.