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What's cool about it:

  • Survival horror goes back to its roots; use your instincts to survive
  • The sequel to what some have called "the scariest game of all time"
  • From Mark Hadley, developer of Slender: The Eight Pages, original Slender Man creator Eric 'Victor Surge" Knudsen, the writers behind the Marble Hornets series, and the development team at Blue Isle Studios

Overview:

From the guys who started it all...

Experience the fear all over again. The Arrival features true survival horror gameplay; forcing you to explore human emotions in an unsettling, haunting world. This is a game about survival - use your instincts to get out alive. Great visuals, an immersive story-line, and an unnerving soundtrack contribute to one of the most memorable survival horror experiences of all-time.

Slender: The Arrival is the official continuation of the series from original game creator Mark "Agent Parsec" Hadley, teamed up with Slender Man's creator, Eric "Victor Surge" Knudsen, along with the writers behind the Marble Hornets series and the development team at Blue Isle Studios.

You can prepare for the scariest of survival horror adventures, but nothing can prepare you for Slender Man, the one fear no one can face.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 , 2.0 GHz or faster dual core processor (Quad Core Intel or AMD recommended), 1 GB RAM (3 GB recommended), DirectX 9.0c, NVIDIA 6800, 7600, 7800, 8xxx or better, ATI 1950 or better(GeForce 260 1GB or AMD HD4850 1GB recommended) , 2 GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.5.2

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Because the fans lap it up

Posted on 2013-04-09 07:45:46 bysnortercle's avatarsnortercle:

The game stars you, a character looking for pages to help figure out the 'mystery' behind Slender.
This game is poorly optimized. I have a very powerful rig and I was getting 25 to 35 frames per second on this when I was standing still, and when moving it sometimes dropped to below 20. Graphically, the game tries to blur the screen as much as possible with it's "Fuzzy Camera" gimmick,read more to blind you from the shoddy texture work and pop-in that is blatantly obvious. When Slender is near, the camera gets fuzzier and fuzzier until you are on the verge of being completely blinded by this annoying gimmick. Not only is your sight effected, but you will find yourself hardly being able to hear until he despawns.
The scares always consist of Slender popping out of nowhere every few moments after you have collected a few pages. The more pages you collect the more often Slender will appear. He will appear and after a very short period of time he will despawn. This makes it not only a predicting game, but an extremely easy one. The line of sight of Slender man is very poorly done. I found myself staring right at him on several occasions, simply because the trees were "slightly" in the way. If you watch for about 10 seconds, he will despawn right in front of you.
In summary:
This game is not only poorly made, it is just simply not scary or fun to play. The atmosphere is lackluster, the glitches are many, the texture work is horrible and game-play is repetitive and boring.

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Return to Slender from the original creator...

Posted on 2013-04-09 06:28:54 byDralel's avatarDralel:

The game is the same-ol' collect this, collect that, and avoid Slenderman before he catches you. Now I appreciate the extra enemy dubbed 'Maskey' but she ultimately becomes an annoyance and the fear is taken away when I hear her footsteps because I know frustration is incoming, not knowing whether her glitchy grab will kill me or not.
The storyline, whilst still present, is weakread more at best and serves only to take a break from each "stage" of Slender escaping. The story is told through handwritten notes (which I found to be a cool change fron Arial font size 12) and audio logs, just not in the traditional sense. What Blue Isle Studios could have done was include cutscenes and a face to the girl you play as, adding the more human side to the game, making it not only more believable but will allow the audience to emotionally connect to the player herself.
The game is also incredibly short, you can probably finish it in just one hour.
What redeems this game from being one star is that it at least does something new, new enemies, a storyline present, varies "not collecting" and the visuals are stunning; especially in the forest area after the first stage encounter with Slender. Ultimately though, you'll probably never return to this game once finished and I do not recommend buying this game at even $7.49. Mark Hudley has disappointed me.

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Boring, zero effort shovelware

Posted on 2013-04-09 06:21:08 byCaptainFeral's avatarCaptainFeral:

This game is virtually identical to the 30 or so Slenderman games released in the past year, and is every bit as dull and non-scary as the others.
Why GOG would allow this garbage on in the first place is beyond me.

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