Eurogamer has released some brand new gameplay from Frictional Games' upcoming sci-fi survival horror experience SOMA. Ian's been playing through the first third of SOMA and in this first impressions video he gives his opinions on the game. Is it as scary as Amnesia, and is it what you expected it to be?
Spoiler warning: this SOMA gameplay impressions video contains a description of some of the enemies you'll encounter in the first third of the game, as well as a few details about the environment.
SOMA features an incredibly atmospheric and claustrophobic environment set in an underwater facility
Amnesia: The Dark Descent was an amazing game and was very well received by both critics and the community gaining a cult classic status. SOMA appears to follow a similar formula with incredibly atmospheric environments and some edge of your seat moments. SOMA's underwater facility could provide the perfect setting for some scary moments while creating a claustrophobic feeling that will undoubtedly being tension to a new level.
The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening.
Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare.
The only way out is to do something unimaginable.
SOMA is currently in development by Frictional Games for the PlayStation 4 and PC and is expected to be release in 2015. We will bring you any new information, as well as a release date for SOMA as soon as it becomes available.