Adam: Lost Memories | As I See It
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About Adam: Lost Memories
Adam: Lost Memories is a psychological horror game, based on a true story that happened to me when I was a child.
Fear in real life is not from zombies that want to eat your brain, or the ghost that came back from the after-life to open your fridge while you slept.
True fear is when you cry in the corner of your small room for some food and water. True fear is when you are constantly shamed, terrorized, and humiliated for years. True fear is when you can’t see the end of it.
I created this game because I wanted to show people how it feels to be a child who grew up in a family that’s falling apart.
Back then, the only thing I had was a book. When I read it again and again, it would sometimes feel like I was inside it, in a different place.
For me, that was an escape from reality.
This game builds up an unforgettable and unique atmosphere from the beginning. This is not a walking simulator, and this game does not rely on jump-scares. You play as a mentally ill person who suffers from panic disorders.
You play as me…
Adam: Lost Memories plays in a first-person perspective. You are playing as Adam, the game developer. There are basic actions such as opening doors, picking up objects, throwing objects, turning valves, and running. Controlling Adams’s point of view feels fluid and works well.
Inventory management is simple. You have an inventory that lists everything you are carrying. When you need to use an item, you open up the menu, highlight the item, and use it. I’ve played a couple of horror games that could learn a thing or two from this simple concept. I’m looking at you, Visage.
Adam: Lost Memories is rather straightforward and linear. There were a few times when I got lost, especially in the final chapter. These moments can be infuriating because the answer tends to be super simple and easily overlooked. However, these moments are generally short-lived, and while frustrating, the pain is worth plowing through.
I have to mention the puzzles because they are a prominent part of the game. Some of them can be downright aggravating but the answer is always right there in front of you. When I sit back and look at the answers afterward, I appreciate them because I feel the puzzles are slightly unique when compared to other horror games.
Details are super important. They can be easily overlooked but tend to contain the answer to a puzzle. I’m not going to spoil anything but if you decide to play the game on your own and you get stuck, look for the minute details. The answer is right in front of you.
Adam: Lost Memories sets a high bar for the atmosphere. He nails it. There are several themes that I pick up on. These themes include industrial, sci-fi, horror, and the outdoors. The themes change as you play and they help tell Adam’s story.
All of the sounds work perfectly. They complement the theme you are in so well. The ambient sounds keep the creepy factor alive nonstop. The environmental sounds keep you guessing. The ‘creature’ sounds terrifying.
With the visuals and sounds combined, I felt immersed throughout the entire game. Adam, if you ever read this, kudos to you on a job well done. You did a great job!
As I See It
Adam: Lost Memories is a psychological horror puzzle game, based on a true story that happened to the developer when he was a child. The game is set in a dark and twisted world, and it follows the story of Adam, a young boy who is trying to escape from his abusive father. Along the way, Adam must solve puzzles and overcome challenges in order to survive.
The game is designed to be immersive and atmospheric, and it uses sound and visuals to create a sense of unease and dread. Adam: Lost Memories is a challenging and thought-provoking game, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression on players.
Here are some of the things that make Adam: Lost Memories a unique and compelling game:
- A dark and twisted story: The game is based on a true story, and it deals with some difficult and sensitive subjects. However, the story is handled with care and sensitivity, and it is ultimately a story of hope and resilience.
- Immersive and atmospheric gameplay: The game uses sound and visuals to create a sense of unease and dread. Players will feel like they are right there in the game, experiencing Adam’s journey firsthand.
- Challenging and thought-provoking puzzles: The puzzles in the game are challenging but fair. They require players to think outside the box and use their problem-solving skills.
- A powerful message: Adam: Lost Memories is a game that will stay with you long after you finish playing it. It is a game about hope, resilience, and the power of the human spirit.
If you are looking for a unique and challenging psychological horror puzzle game, then Adam: Lost Memories is definitely worth checking out.