The Tartarus Key is a retro styled narrative-driven horror journey the place you and a mysterious stranger try to resolve puzzles and escape from an odd mansion you get up in.
In The Tartarus Key you tackle the position of Alex, a younger girl who awakens to search out herself locked up in a dusty examine in a mysterious outdated mansion. It quickly turns into obvious that you simply’ll want to resolve puzzles in every room to face an opportunity of escaping. You’re not alone on this endeavour – there’s additionally a pleasant seeming stranger who can also be trapped in there and you may discuss to them on a short-wave radio. With a bit drawback fixing and teamwork, it’s possible you’ll simply get out of there alive…
The Tartarus Key’s demo construct takes round 20 minutes to play by way of and serves as a great introduction to the sport. You awaken within the examine and have to resolve three completely different puzzle rooms as you attempt to rescue the mysterious stranger. The puzzles are nicely designed and logical (however the stranger can chip in with some hints if you happen to’re struggling) and there are some good little creepy moments in direction of the top.
It’s shaping as much as be a nicely crafted horror journey with an intriguing story, attention-grabbing characters and a concentrate on cerebral puzzles slightly than low cost scares. The retro PS1/PS2 period visuals are nice too and assist instil the sport with a traditional survival horror vibe. By the top of the demo you’ll be dying to discover extra of that creepy mansion!