If you played Until Dawn and enjoyed it, it’s a no-brainer that you’ve gotta play The Quarry too. Described as a “spiritual successor” to Until Dawn, it’s pretty much all there. Made by the same developer (Supermassive Games) and written and directed by the same guy (Will Byles).
All the same kinds of twists and turns, QTEs (Quick Time Events), performances by professional actors (many of them horror icons like Ted Raimi, Lin Shaye, Lance Henriksen, and David Arquette), top-notch graphics, and an absurd amount of possibilities and endings through what is essentially the modern “Choose Your Own Adventure” game.
I’m daunted just at the thought of the incredible amount of time and effort that must go into trying to keep track of all the variables through many possible timelines. But, they manage to keep it all together with a few very minor quirks and segues that feel a little off.
Outside of that, my only other very minor gripe is that we don’t get enough time in control or full use of the controller when we are in control. I could be remembering Until Dawn incorrectly (I played it way back in 2015), but I could swear there were segments of the game where you could full-on sprint, aim and shoot your gun freely, etc. Maybe I’m having a Mandela effect moment.
Until Dawn was a PlayStation exclusive and no joke, I’m pretty sure I bought a PS4 just so I could play it. That game was a massive game-changer (and I’m surprised I didn’t review it at the time considering how deeply I love it). Luckily, The Quarry isn’t locked into any single console and also, I got it on sale. It’s definitely worth full-price, but the deal might still be going on if you act fast.
Snaps of My Journey Through the Game
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