5 Ways The Sinking City Will Drain Your Sanity

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5 Ways The Sinking City Will Drain Your Sanity

Prepare yourself for a truly unforgettable journey in Oakmont.

Hey folks! The Sinking City — our Lovecraftian detective thriller — finally comes out tomorrow, and we are very excited to share it with you!

In The Sinking City, we play as Charles Reed, a private eye who is slowly losing his sanity. The search for a cure brings him to the fictional city of Oakmont, where the game takes place. Reed’s mental state is something you will need to keep an eye on throughout your adventures. If it goes down, things will become… weird. Strange visions will plague the detective’s mind, he will start seeing phantoms, the city will turn to ash around him… It’s a nightmare. In this strange world, there are lots of things that can deplete your sanity.

To give you a heads-up on what to expect in the game, I’d like to share five things you’ll want to avoid while exploring Oakmont.

1. Disturbing sights

Even though Charles is a hardened Great War veteran and a private detective, seeing gore and massacre will still have an impact on his already damaged mental health. When you are two steps from complete madness, more violence will definitely not help, you know. Unfortunately, it’s literally his job to examine bodies and crime scenes.

2. Supernatural beings

Oakmont is home to all kinds of supernatural beings. Monsters that came along with the mysterious flood, are now roaming the city’s streets, slaughtering everyone in their way. The locals have learned to avoid them, but this is not the case for Reed. His path to the terrible truth behind his visions will often put him against the terrifying creatures. And you know what, fighting these otherworldly entities will do as much damage to your sanity as their vicious attacks – to your health.

3. Choices

In this deranged world of desolation and hopelessness, Charles will often have to make difficult choices. People you depend on, your life depends on, will ask you to commit appalling deeds, in return for their favors… That’s the price you will have to pay if you want to get to the bottom of what is making you lose your mind. And make no mistake, the consequences of your actions may and will haunt you.

4. Supernatural abilities

Charles Reed is no stranger to the supernatural. In fact, he has certain supernatural abilities that arose from the same mysterious events that permanently damaged his mind. The detective learned to use these special skills in his investigations — they allow him to see things that no one else can. But everything has a price, and resorting to these supernatural powers will take a toll on your sanity.

5. Presence of something incomprehensible

Monsters on the streets are not the only otherworldly beings, the ocean depths are dangerous as well. The dark and oppressive underwater environment will inevitably take a toll on the detective. However, there’s something far more momentous lurking among the sunken ships and waterlogged ruins. Something a man is not ready to face.

Prepare to plunge into insanity tomorrow in The Sinking City and don’t forget: do not call up that which you cannot put down.

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  • Cool, this looks interesting . . .

  • #6 Epic Store exclusive. This BS will drain anyone’s sanity

    • More like the inane complaints about platform exclusivity that have little to no effect on the actual consumer, ie, having to download a free client. You people are stupid and need to disperse from the “PlayStation” blog.

    • That’s has nothing to do with PlayStation. Go deal with your pc war somewhere else bud.

  • likely_poetry676

    I loved Alan Wake so this one looks interesting.

  • Actually it has a significant effect in the actual consumer. Lack of achievements, no streaming capabilities, no Linux support (just to name a few), not to mention potential spyware and an almost empty storefront. I refuse to use another “free client” just because Epic wants to artificially limit consumer choice.

  • Everything I am reading about the game here just reminds me of Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

    That’s a good thing. About time someone took the idea of game character Sanity and worked it into both gameplay & story again

  • I want to buy it right now… but sadly I’m too weak and fall into the “waiting for a review” culture…

  • seems interesting i think ill get it begin a new adventure

  • maskedriderchris

    This has a distinctly Call of Cthulhu vibe to it, and I am all about some Lovecraft influence in my media, so I may keep half an eye on this to see what the reviews are like. Sounds fun to me so far!

  • Watched Rad Brad play this for awhile and it looked boring as hell! Additionally, being a woman, I thought the hero was plug ugly! Don’t want to watch some red-eyed jerk fight monsters. I’d definitely wait for reviews on this one.

    • You don’t want to play the game because you find the main character to be unattractive? I think your priorities may be misplaced.

  • Looks like it will be along the lines of Silent Hill

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