Remorse: The List from Feardemic is a first-person horror experience out to get you on PS5. Check our Remorse: The List review!
Remorse: The List from Feardemic is a first-person horror experience out to get you on PlayStation 5. It’s the perfect type of game to take for a spin in October as you work your way through a month-long gaming scare fest. Today’s game is a short survival horror game played from a first-person perspective, which means it’s not going to be for those of you who favor a third-person perspective in order to avoid any motion sickness.
Remorse: The List is set in the small Hungarian town of Hideqpuszta. You will have to find the tools you need to progress through the game while controlling your panic levels. While the game does have some combat elements, with a few enemies here and there and some bosses, the game is more focused on exploring the environments and collecting the right tools to use at the right time. The game offers some minor point and click mechanics with the tools/items combined to create another tool/item that could potentially help you progress further in the game.
Just like you would see in a point and click game, there are a ton of puzzles to solve, some more obtuse than others. And they require exploring and also a bit of patience. The game doesn’t tell you anything, so you kind of have to figure it all out for yourself, and you will experience moments of confusion and feeling lost, but the town of Hideqpuszta is very small, so the confusion won’t last very long.
Three important things you need just to get started are a flashlight, batteries – and a lot of them – and a map, which you will find within minutes of starting the game. The one thing I learned is not to overuse the flashlight. The battery level can run out pretty quickly, so only use it in non-lit areas of the town. Find any glimmer of light, and you better turn off the flashlight to save on batteries. That is the best and only advice I can give you. The batteries are pretty scarce and hard to find!
While Remorse: The List does have its eerie moments, I personally didn’t find the game to fall in the list of scary experiences. I think I only jumped once when something happened early in the game that took me by complete surprise. But there is one nice element that I did enjoy, and that was getting the opportunity to stroke an abandoned Labrador. That was a nice, light-hearted touch. The combat isn’t overly difficult, but enemies do take a number of hits to completely bring them down.
You will start with basic melee weapons, and you’ll then eventually unlock guns, which, even if a bit clunky to use, are a better option than point-blank weapons like the knife. Putting a bit of distance between yourself and your enemy saves you some health points. Using guns does get easier once you have used them for a while. In the long run, I preferred them over the close-range weapons.
Now, the monstrosities that lurk around the small town are varied. Some can even vanish and appear in a different place. I have to say that I really enjoyed the monster designs. The monsters and bosses definitely push the game into scary territory. The monster designs are impressive, and at least they end up just close enough to not being nightmare fuel in your future!
The game is one of those rare indie games in 2023 that does not feature a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. The list has 2 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies for you to work on. Several of the trophies are tied to completing the game while playing in the three different difficulty settings and getting each of the three different endings. Another trophy asks that you use every weapon in the game, that you get some upgrades to your inventory, find all collectibles, complete the game in less than 2 hours, or beat the game without using any medkits or first aid boxes.
Remorse: The List is definitely a challenging first-person horror game that requires you to be fully prepared, especially before facing the bosses in your journey. Your flashlight will be crucial, so you better save up your batteries! Finding better weapons will be a must so that you can keep up with the monsters. Not having to rely on close-range weapons will make a big difference. Remore: The List is out now on PlayStation 5 with a $19.99 price tag.
This Remorse: The List review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Feardemic.