Anamorphine is a really different take on the traditional game. It is a story that puts you in the first person perspective of Tyler as he is digging through his memories. They aren’t pleasant. They are of his wife, Elena, as she deals with depression and tragedy. Tyler watches as their relationship changes, and you will have the chance to face those memories or escape them.
The story is told only through surreal and environmental ways. With such heavy subject matter, showing may be much more powerful than a long conversation or monologue. As Elena becomes worse, Tyler will also have his own problems he needs to navigate.
Anamorphine appears to be an unconventional story told in an unconventional way. There is a PSVR version planned for release later this year, but it will be playable on the PS4 on July 31st.
Be sure to check out the trailer for Anamorphine. It’s certainly a very different game than a lot of what we normally play, and it will be interesting to see if it hits the very difficult balance of portraying people with mental illness and the sometimes unappreciated struggle of those who love them.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.
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