Infliction is an adventure horror played from the first person perspective, in which we discover dark secrets while visiting the once abandoned home of a happy family. The title has won many independent awards and is the responsibility of the Australian studio Caustic Reality, which is run by one person - Clinton McCleary.
Infliction is an interactive adventure set in a (at first glance) normal looking suburban home. This one used to belong to a happy family, but an event turned the idyll into a tragedy. Our job is to find out what happened here. But we have to be careful, because we're not alone at home.
In terms of mechanics, Infliction is a standard horror played from the first person perspective, aimed at exploring and interacting with various objects. In front of us, we will delve into fragments of memories from scattered letters and diary pages, listen to voice messages recorded by the household members and listen to the remnants of memories after clicking on the related object. All this in order to understand what happened here and why we are here, because the game does not offer us an introduction explaining who our character is.
Infliction can be compared to Gone Home, but the significant difference is that in Infliction we're not home alone. Getting tips here is harder because we should not come across an angry and hateful creature mysteriously connected with the house we visit.
As the plot progresses, we discover more and more rooms, including those we do not expect to exist. And the farther you go, the more dark and climatic locations await us.
The game has two difficulty levels: easy and hard. An easy mode involves guiding us to the missing element necessary to move the plot forward if we're wandering around the rooms for too long. In turn, the hard mode has no mercy and leaves us to ourselves.
Infliction offers a photorealistic environment with dynamic lighting. This is one of the key elements of building the atmosphere. However, by too dynamic light, people with epilepsy should approach the game with caution.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, 5.6 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit