Our memories are some of the most important things we have as human beings. They help shape how we define ourselves and interact with other people. So what happens when you suddenly lose a portion of your memory? How will you react?
Thus begins the story of Allison Road, a first-person survival horror game from U.K. studio Lilith Ltd. Allison Road bears a striking resemblance to P.T., the playable teaser for the now canceled Silent Hills. A spiritual successor of sorts to P.T. and other old-school horror games, the developers describe the title as follows:
In Allison Road you will take on the role of the unnamed protagonist, who wakes up one day without any recollection of prior events.
Over the course of five nights it is your objective to uncover the whereabouts of your family, unravel the mysteries of the house, and face off against Lily and other dark entities that are nested deep within its walls, while the clock is relentlessly ticking towards 3:00am.
Currently in pre-alpha, the small, six person team behind Allison Road have revealed prototype gameplay footage. While the little bit of story details shown will differ in the full release, as to avoid spoilers, the photo-realistic graphics and core mechanics on display will remain intact.
If being alone at night in a creepy house with memory loss isn’t terrifying enough, wait until the demonic voice starts talking. Watch the video below to see why what resides on Allison Road isn’t for the faint of heart.
As someone who likes to think they don’t scare easily, I have to say I found the footage creepy as hell. Personally I didn’t get a chance to play P.T. , but it looks like this game may be able to offer some of the same thrills that got gamers excited for what Silent Hills might have delivered. The graphics are extremely impressive for such a small team and they did a great job in building up the tension throughout the video.
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