Options include sliders for Music, Sound Effects, Dialogue, Graphic Quality, and Gamma (Brightness.) Resolution goes up to 1920x1080 for me. You can turn on/off Object Highlights, Hints, Vibration (for controller,) and Subtitles (under Audio Settings.) Keyboard and mouse controlls can be re-mapped, though I used the controller (which cannot be re-mapped.)
I was immediately sucked in by how atmospheric the game is, reminiscent of a cross between This War of Mine, I Am Alive, Mark of the Ninja
, and Zafehouse Diaries
The game is really an action-platformer at heart, but the driving story and deeply environmental graphics, sounds, and voices make it feel much like an adventure. Cinematics can be skipped (but why would you want to do that?) and consist of sepia-toned images with voice overs. You will play through flashbacks, and there are diary entries you will find which add to the story, as well as little extras like the ID of strangers, newspaper clippings, first aid kits... Oh, and don't forget bullets! There are also a few "handhelds" to be found, which are games to play within the game.
The controls for run-jumping can be a bit sticky at times, but the auto-save function ensures that you don't have to repeat too much if you die. Speaking of running, there ARE running sequences similar to -- but not as hair-pullingly frustrating as -- Ori and the Blind Forest
. I had to repeat these sequences three to five times, max, and they're not very long.
Some areas are puzzle-heavy, whilst others are action-heavy, depending on where you are in the story. You can always go back to the main menu and choose 'Select Scene' if you think you've missed something. There are three chapters to choose from, and each chapter has specific scenes you can go back to, complete with information on how many secrets you found; ie. 2/3. Great for those who like to 100% their games!
Finishing the game unlocks Nightmare Mode, which is the same as the standard play, except that the game only saves between each chapter. Nightmare indeed, especially when you consider that the controls for jumping WILL mess you up, and you WILL die. I think I'll just skip this part.
There are achievements to be had, but I can't see getting all of them. For one thing, you'd have to meet a friend on the leaderboard for one of them (solution HERE
-- Thank you, P0nz!,) and you have to complete Nightmare Mode, sooo... Yep, I won't be getting all of them!
I absolutely loved most of the game, but the final area of the game was too much action and not enough thinking for my tastes. Overall I'd say it's absolutely worth playing!