[PlayStation 5] HORROR TALES: The Beggar Review

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HORROR TALES: The Beggar from Carlos Coronado and JanduSoft will have you taking control of space and time to be able to fight against a relentless monster. Check our HORROR TALES: The Beggar review!


HORROR TALES: The Beggar from Carlos Coronado and JanduSoft will have you taking control of space and time to be able to fight against a relentless monster. It’s the follow-up to HORROR TALES: The Wine, which I got to review with ThaRaven403 back on PlayStation 4 back in 2021. For this new one, you’ll be going on a first-person sci-fi journey set in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. You seem to be the last survivor in this post-apocalyptic world, and you must use the different abilities you’ll gain during your time with this game in order to manipulate your surroundings and even time and space!

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You’re found by a robot that has apparently been activated to search for any survivors after the big event. It’s been 31 years since he was first activated, and after finding a nice stack of wine – yes, the same one from HORROR TALES: The Wine – he finds you, the titular Beggar, inside of a prison cell. It’s certainly been a while since you were somehow locked in there, as you can see from the many markings on the walls, etched to count the passing of time. How did the Beggar end up there in the first place? Are we completely sure there are no other survivors? Well… we’re about to find out!


It seems that the Beggar has been exposed to the toxic Banydebosc wine, and this is why Morvin – a.k.a. the monster – will start to attack you. The game casually mentions that Morvin is actually a product of your imagination, which means you have a very powerful imagination since every time he hits you, it hurts so much it feels as if your whole world is about to come crashing down! The robot will guide you along the way, leaving behind glowing circles for you to interact with so that you can slowly learn more about the current situation, what is going on with you, and what it seems you can now do in this new reality of yours.

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Since this one is played from a first-person perspective, you’ll control your character with the left analog stick as you look around with the right one. To run, press and hold down the L1 button. You can jump by pressing the X button. Crouch by pressing the Square button. Interact with objects by pressing the L2 button. Once obtained, use telekinesis with the R2 button to pull objects towards you. You can also grab an object with the R2 button and charge it up with energy by pressing the L2 button. This will allow you to throw it at a high speed, which is great for destroying barriers that might be in your way or attack Morvin. You’ll even get a chance to control the time of day and the weather!


As was the case for HORROR TALES: The Wine, HORROR TALES: The Beggar offers some accessibility options for you to consider. You can activate subtitles for the game, change the text size so that you can have an easier time reading, choose your crosshair style and outline style, set the rotation sensitivity, activate or deactivate vibration, and activate or deactivate camera shake – which is an important one since this one is played from a first-person perspective. You can change all of these until you find your sweet spot so that you can have an overall better experience.

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The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to work on. And since it’s a Cross-Buy title, you will be able to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game to your PS5 console at no extra cost. Said trophy lists will have 11 Silver trophies and 8 Gold trophies for you to unlock. The trophies will pop at a steady pace, with the first one being for meeting the monster that will be haunting you. Some will pop by progressing through the game’s story. Others will pop for doing this while fulfilling additional requirements, such as defeating the monster in the ruins without taking any damage. If you need some extra help, you can check out this HORROR TALES: The Beggar Trophy Guide.

HORROR TALES: The Beggar will have you taking control of space and time to be able to fight against a relentless monster. As the last survivor from a great catastrophe caused by the toxic Banydebosc wine, you’re found by a robot that has been searching for you for decades. It mentions that the monster is actually a hallucination you’re having as a side effect of the deadly wine… but if the monster is a hallucination, why do his attacks hurt you so much? It’s an interesting game from Carlos Coronado, who switches things around for this new adventure when compared to the more claustrophobic and hectic HORROR TALES: The Wine. HORROR TALES: The Beggar is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $16.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost.

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Disclaimer
This HORROR TALES: The Beggar review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by JanduSoft.

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