Slenderman's Shadow - Claustrophobia 1.1
Not the atmosphere you would expect
Unlike other Slenderman games, this one seems to be lacking in the creepy atmosphere department. The game starts off with a short monologue from the main character in which he explains that you need to find a way out of wherever you are, which after you open your eyes, turns out to be a maze.
Mazes are generally scary places to be at night especially when you know that you're sharing one with Slender but thanks to the repetitive use of the same foliage pattern for the maze walls and the choice of color tones, the trap seems more nice than dangerous. The only thing that can actually make the maze creepy is if you turn of the flashlight, which interestingly enough, doesn’t run out of battery or start acting up like you’ve seen in horror movies.
Confusion is still your worst enemy
Like in the other episodes, your goal is to find a number of objects and make it so that you don’t have any faceoff with Slender because you will inevitably lose your mind. The ten keys you need to locate and gather are scattered all across the huge maze in which it is very easy to get lost. After all, that’s the main point of a maze.
To help you with orientation, you can use a limited number of glow sticks to mark visited paths. In Slenderman's Shadow - Claustrophobia you can also tell your in-game character to sprint in order to move faster but your stamina does run out fairly fast so it’s best you use it when you meet Slender face to face and want to make a quick run.
Not that scary but still nice to play
All-in-all, compared to other releases from the series, this one scores a bit low on the fear factor but it still delivers some good scares now and then.
Reviewed by Alexandru Chirila on September 3rd, 2014
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Game descriptionSlenderman's Shadow is a horror adventure game based on the indie game Slender. This time you find yourself trapped in...