Bought the game, as I thought it looked promising. I was left disappointed. So I'll leave my critical thoughts, feedback, and I'll be uploading a video going through my frustrations later.
- Game is definitely unoptimized, had to turn everything down to low, and even then it would have drastic lag spikes and an FPS of around 10-15 while other random moments? Smooth - lowering the visuals to minimum barely helped it.
- The creature is.... quite a bit lame, there's no spook to it. It's just, you get touched? You die - gg, you dead - replay? No atmosphere, no sound effects for death, nothing like that. Ontop of that, the creature is a moron, you close doors and it just backs off and acts like "Shucks, the door cockblocks me from chasing the guy!".
- Holding E to activate a mouse that isn't visible to open/close doors is problematic and open/closing doors feels bad.
- What the developer fails to tell you what the game basically is? Is a Slenderman Clone in a House - but even worse, and for $5. I've seen better things for free, I'd request a refund if I could, honestly. Now why I say it's a bad Slenderman clone is? The GOAL of the game? Is just to collect 10 Recorders (Instead of 5, 7 or 10 Pages) and the incredibly lazy stunt that is pulled is that the Recorders you have to collect before leaving the house? They are scattered in select locations to be found - ONE at a time. Only ONE will be VISIBLE at a time, you FIND it? Then the 2nd will Magically appear in any of the rooms, hallways, or places you've already been in. They are invisible or non-existent until you find one, then the '1' next one appears, rinse and repeat. It is a poor way of extending the length of a game, that would then? Only be 10-20 minutes in length. The fact that the Recorders are INVISIBLE and ONLY appear after you grab one, is stupid. Slenderman, at least all the pages were visible and collectible based on whichever you can get to first. In this? You have to comb through the whole house for 1 recorder - find it - then Re-comb the house to find another recorder, rinse and repeat. That is horrid.
None of this is mentioned in the store page description, just this vague one: "The Wendigo - is a first person investigation horror game set in a Victorian era mansion, located in the heart of a forest. You must rely on your instinct and intuition to survive the horrors that lie within. With tools to aid you, you will seek answers, but will you survive?" - "Upon arriving, you and your team begin to setup for the investigation. After you finish unloading and assembling the command station you realize none of your friends have returned from preparing their areas...you must now find out what has happened to your team before their fate becomes your own..."