Moons of Madness
[ Introduction ]
If you take a narrative sci-fi story about one guy who has a bad day, throw in Mars and Lovecraftian horror then you have a good idea what you will be in for with Moons of Madness. I am a massive H. P. Lovecraft fan so my hopes were high.
Take control of Shane Newehart, on Mars, after being woken from a nightmare. Your day starts as any other, but soon spirals down into a horror-filled nightmare Lovecraft would be proud of… well partially at least.
The story unfolds as the days go on and does a fairly decent job of keeping with the Lovecraft style of horror. The horror of the unknown with very few jump scares. However, the story is a little all over the place with a few story-lines attempted to be gelled together but it does not gel correctly.
[ Gameplay ]
[ Visual and Perfomance ]
[ Sound ]
The audio is the best part here. As the story and interactions come via comlinks, the voice acting had to be good. I felt that the VA did a great job especially when Shane is shaken. I got the sense that Shane was alone and left to his own devices, as the only other person was miles away.