What do You See In The Mirror Forge

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Author:

Silverlance

Publish Date:

30 Mar 2022

As a bit of a horror game fanatic, it may surprise you to read that I have never played any of the Silent Hill games! This is mainly because growing up I was a PC gamer whose PC could not run it and the fact I never owned a Playstation that could run it. However, after reading about it and watching numerous walkthroughs, I have developed an interest in the game and psychological horror, so it was pretty inevitable that I’d end up playing the demo for Mirror Forge.

Mirror Forge is a psychological, indie survival horror game inspired by Silent Hill. Mirror Forge is currently under development by Mystive Dev and plans to release on September 30th 2022. Mirror Forge revolves around Thomas, who, after celebrating a bit too hard one night two years ago, got into an accident, causing his girlfriend to fall into a coma. The plot develops a lot more within the demo, but it is something worth exploring yourself, so I won’t spoil it here, especially since the trailer above gives away so little. Moving on to the gameplay as Thomas, you walk around solving puzzles and avoid the dangers that come with each new area whilst this mysterious plot thickens, and we learn more about the world we are exploring. The overall experience from the demo will leave you with more questions than answers, and I cannot wait to uncover what it all means when Mirror Forge releases.

The demo environment is broken up into three different parts, an industrial zone, home life and the hospital. The first two were exceptionally done, with excellent pacing, an atmosphere dripping with terror, and a great focus on physics. Unfortunately, the hospital is where I had the greatest difficulty. The light source provided was extremely dim, and no amount of brightness helped. While it did in some ways bring a sense that it is too quiet, the difficulty navigating in this environment made the scares a bit too sparse. This is something I am hoping we will see updated in the. The graphics overall are also fantastic, and each turn of the corner is weirder than the last, from creepy statues to an eye that ominously watches you. One of my favourite parts was a transition using a mirror which gave huge Ring vibes.

I do appreciate psychological horror games are pretty subjective, but for myself, Mirror Forge is a game that has such huge potential and is worthy of being on your wishlist. The developer is constantly updating his youtube channel with updates as they are going, and the game looks like it’ll be having a September 2022 release.

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