FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna is the first title Pulsatrix Studiosa small studio India composed of three people, of Brazilian origin. This first match is a strong letter of introduction for the team, because it is a survival horror which blends the old with the new, both in story and gameplay. The game will be released today, July 27, 2022, on PlayStation 4 there 5, Steam, Xbox One there Xbox series X|S.
Brazil’s entry into terror
In FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna We will put ourselves in the shoes of Roberto Leite Lopes, journalist and researcher who decided to investigate the phenomena of Treze Trilhas, a small mining town that suffered a serious incident in the past and which now, together with the Hotel St. Dinfna as its epicenter, is full of strange phenomena. We arrived at the invitation of Stéphanie, a local who is also a researcher, but she never comes to receive us and the investigation falls on deaf ears. Or not? We get the answer very soon.
Through several chapters we will intertwine the control between Roberto and Cristopher, a shepherd from Treze Trilhas who was the founder of the hotel himself decades in the past, which will give us much more context. And it is that in FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna
The camera, your greatest ally in PHOBIA: St. Dinfna Hotel
One of the strongest and most innovative points of FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna it’s the camera. As the message that can be found on several walls says, “the camera connects the worlds”. And it is that Roberto’s camera will allow us to see many things that with the naked eye are hidden. Small encrypted messages, alternative arrangement of rooms or, as we soon discover, secret passages. And it’s worth stopping to review an area, now with a camera in hand. In addition, he also has night vision.
But what would a gadget be if we couldn’t improve it? Throughout the labyrinthine map that the St. Dinfna Hotel represents, we will find small orbs that will give us points for improvement, which will allow us to obtain new functions in our key objects, or improve their usefulness . Camera included, of course.
And survival horror more classic than it looks
If the camera is a new mechanism, there are other sections in which FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna it looks like a survival horror classic. Apart from the fact that the perspective is in the first person, the rest looks more like the 90s and 2000s. We won’t be able to save whenever we want
Another aspect in which this survival horror The Brazilian is into puzzles. The game is full of puzzles and codes to advance. Although some, like Chess and Dovecote, are very smart, we felt there were too many of them. In many cases, the title resembles a puzzle game with specific moments of action and terror. Depending on what you are looking for, this can be a positive or a negative.
The incredible graphic quality of FOBIA: St. Dinfna Hotel
something that stands out FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna It’s in its graphics section. The game, at the graphical level, is not far from the recent big names in the genre such as Resident Evil Village oh Resident Evil II Remake. And that, considering it’s a title developed by a three-person team, is more than admirable. To put a but, although very minimal, is that the human models feel a notch below. For the rest, it’s a graphically almost perfect game.
The sound section, however, is no slouch at all. The sound effects and soundtrack are at a high level. The immersion achieved when visiting the St. Dinfna Hotel is one of the best achieved in recent years for a horror game.. The voices, by the way, are available in English and Portuguese.
In short, PHOBIA: St. Dinfna Hotel…
Ultimately, FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna It is a fine entry into the panorama of terror by Pulsatrix Studios and which also had the support of Tesura Games there Maximum games. The story is very interesting and has a good pace, the puzzles are ingenious and the staging, between visual and sound, is incredible, creating an immersion rarely seen. However, the large number of puzzles, as ingenious as they are, detracts a little from said immersion.
During its long history, Roberto and Cristopher and another unknown character will make us visit and discover the mystery of Treze Trilhas. We expect a lot from this new studio in the future. Before saying goodbye to this analysis, we remind you that FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna It will be available in physical format for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S as well as Playstation 4 and 5. Reaching national territory under the arm of Tesura Games.
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FOBIA: Hotel Saint-Dinfna
- Amazing graphics section
- great dive
- Very interesting story, with various twists and perspectives
- Too many puzzles that prevent progress