You know that creepy feeling of sensing someone at your back, making the hairs stand on end? Well, apparently there are people who just love that type of thing and actively seek it out. I think they’re positively bonkers, but the popularity of AFFECTED: The Manor stands as testament.
So if you’re a fan of VR horror games or even just of watching your friends get scared out of their pants, then you should be pleased to know that AFFECTED: The Manor is getting HTC Vive support this month. The title first released a while back on the DK1 and offered three experiences called The Manor, Carnival, and Hospital. The developers, Fallen Planet, then brought the game to GearVR last year, turning it into a trilogy. While dropping the other two experiences they buffed up The Manor with more content in this first episode. It was an instant hit.
Then Fallen Planet released the horror title on the Rift earlier this year and buzz around AFFECTED: The Manor started up again. Now, the studio is bringing the game to HTC Vive on Steam this October – and right in time for Halloween too! So now Vive owners will finally be able to experience the thrill of hyperventilating while peering around a corner and trying not to look behind you in this gem.
Check out the trailer below:
AFFECTED: The Manor takes place in an abandoned manor (if the title by chance didn’t give that away) which you have to fully explore in order to uncover the mystery behind the place. To be honest, this isn’t the most original title thematically and gameplay-wise in my opinion, but people really seem to like it. Don’t expect any puzzles or action in this game, it’s all about the experience of seeing what’s behind the next corner and the anticipation of what’s in the next room. Your choices in this game does have an influence on the outcome, though, with 4 seperate endings to discover. AFFECTED: The Manor also changes up the locations of certain elements like jump scares to keep things fresh every time you play. Meaning that you can scare all of your friends in order, yay!