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One of the few games to truly frighten me (because I thought it wouldn't), February 3, 2016
by MathBrush
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Shade is a surreal game. It is an almost one-room game, where you are trying to leave your apartment, but encounter more and more difficulties.

Shade is one of the most well-written short horror games available on IFDB, and has been sold as an iOS game.

There were two points in the game that I wasn't expecting and deeply unsettled me. I won't list them here. Unfortunately, this whole review is a bit pointless, as nothing is scary if you are told it is scary. The scariest story I ever read was NES Godzilla, and it was only scary because it was such a ridiculously stupid story that when it actually got scary, it surprised me. On the other hand, I was told The Lurking Horror was one of the scariest games of all time, so when I actually played it, I was pretty disappointed.

So your best bet is to forget this and the other few reviews, wait a few months, think, "Oh, what game is this?" and then play it.

Most of the game, including the ending, was not that scary. Just a few moments stuck out for me, but they were big moments.


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Andrew Schultz, April 7, 2016 - Reply
Expecting to be scared does ruin it, doesn't it? So we can't hit at the old tropes and we need to find something new.

I was told to expect to be a bit scared before playing this, which may've ruined it a bit. But it was still unnerving.
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