Incoming horror game scenario! You have the choice to wake up in a disgustingly gruesome place that you do not recognize or wake up in a disgustingly gruesome place that you do not recognize. Well, if you think that you read that twice then you are correct. For this week I will be describing two incredibly grotesque, yet beautiful video games which happen to be Agony and Scorn.
Scorn takes place in a biopunk-like world that is riddled with machines, limbs, bones, blood, and more. Progressing through this nightmare is difficult as parasites linger around the corner in preparation to hurt the user at all costs. Puzzles stand in the way of progressing through the city which really gets the mind working.
Agony puts the user right in the middle of Hell. While walking through a bloody environment the user will notice a pattern within the theme of the world. Blood, fire, bones, and bodies are always in sight while traversing through the burning setting. Puzzles will also be included throughout this dangerous voyage to keep the user on their toes.
While traversing through the world the user is able to come across different kinds of weaponry. These bio-machine tools represent modern weaponry such as a shotgun, pistol, and grenade launcher. There is also a flesh prod that can be picked up and used to fight off different parasites.
Agony is not so lenient when it comes to giving the user weapons to fight off demons. An ignited torch is one of the only tools that users can use to defend themselves from monsters. There is also a dual-use which includes interacting with the environment by igniting different obstacles.
While progressing through the gruesome setting of Scorn the user will come across the common Arbejdere otherwise known as a Worker. Workers roam different passageways in a passive state. However, these creatures become hostile once they notice the user in their sights. With the ability to lunge and shoot sharp projectiles, these creatures will stop at nothing until they take the user down. Any of the weapons in Scorn will do the trick against these crawling parasites, it is best to take them down before they grow in numbers.
The most common enemy that you will find in the depths of Agony would be the Onoskeli. These goat-legged creatures are blind but are able to feel, hear, and smell within a certain range. As these creatures are attracted to fire the best way for the user to deal with them would be to throw a torch as a distraction and then attempt to escape.
Now that we have gone over the different settings, weapons, and creatures it is time to make a decision. Would you rather wake up in Agony or Scorn?