Mental Hospital – Child of Evil 2022
January 14th, 2022
Solve the mystery of the mystical phenomena that are rumored;
Many scary monsters and animals.
Many available levels to complete.
An exciting and unpredictable plot will not leave you indifferent.
A perfect horror game: intense gameplay, scary monsters, sudden screamers, as well as a chilling atmosphere.
You will be accompanied by the natural sounds of the environment, which convey the effect of presence and plunge into madness.
Another “horror” indie project, this time by Igor Migun, an independent Belarusian developer. The plot of the Mental Hospital is similar to Outlast in that the hero-journalist visits a hospital that has been taken over by the cops. This is because the police station received an unusual call claiming that a series of murders had occurred at the hospital. And you’ll make every effort to inform as many people as possible about the incident.
We will be greeted by a very dark visual that plays numerous roles from the very first minutes of the game. First, it hides the unevenness and roughness of the images; second, it keeps the player guessing by not showing what is going on a few meters ahead of him; and third, it puts a lot of pressure on the player’s eyes. As a result, we were unable to complete the Mental Hospital game in one sitting. We had to take a couple of hours off to give our eyes a breather from the persistent darkness followed by blinding flashes of light.
The Mental Hospital game is not advised for epileptics owing to the number of strong flashes and flashing lights on several levels. However, the developer failed to mention this at the start of the game, so if you have a seizure, we warned you (but the developer failed to do so).
The gameplay of Mental Hospital is straightforward and, as previously stated, similar to Outlast. We have a modest inventory where we’ll keep the stuff we’ll need to tackle easy challenges like choosing door codes. We’ll also have a flashlight so that the gamer doesn’t get lost in the night. Which sits down swiftly, necessitating the player’s attention to the presence of batteries in his pockets. The flashlight not only illuminates the hero’s route but also reveals his existence to some of the monsters we’ll encounter during the game. Surprisingly, players could see some opponents in other indie games, but not in this one. Why should we believe that free models were utilized in this case? It was, nonetheless, fantastic to meet the Silent Hill nurses. We were overcome with nostalgia and stared at them for several minutes.
Each enemy is distinct, with its attack, movement speed, and sound effects. As a result, if you’re hiding in the closet from the patrolling monster, you can tell how far away it is by the sound it makes. Since we’re on the subject of sound, the Mental Hospital game features a fantastic musical component. The player is constantly kept in suspense by background sounds, which creates a mysterious mood. It’s evident that the developer made an effort. True, some of the opponent’s attack sounds are excessively loud. As a result, you may simply jump on the spot and even become afraid. Igor Migun capitalized on the players’ apprehension. In fact, there are no cheap screamers here, which many developers enjoy putting all over the screen. Each “screamer” in the game has been verified and is very terrifying when it appears. It’s a bomb when combined with the background sounds!
Even though the game’s developer is Belarusian and communicates in Russian during development, the game only has English as a third-party translation. The fundamental (school) level of English knowledge is sufficient for the plot and notes of Mental Hospital, although we were a little disappointed.
The game’s visual effects are surely attractive to the eye, amazing screamers, well-selected background music and sounds for the game, the game was published lately – but already has a nice discount, and many game endings are some of the positives in Mental Hospital we’d like to emphasize. Aside from that, we ran into a few glitches and bugs while playing the game, but they didn’t stop us from finishing it. We’d also like to note that, despite the game’s Russian-themed setting, there is a lack of Russian language.