Genre: Adventure, Indie
Developer: EQ Studios
Publisher: EQ Studios
Release Date: Sep 27, 2017
Edited by KnightAvenger
The Painscreek Killings is an indie, adventure, detective, mystery game, developed by EQ Studios. You play as Janet, a young journalist who has been sent out to investigate the town called “The Painscreek.” Once, it was a lively town but is now mysteriously abandoned. You try to find out what happened and who killed the ex-mayor’s wife, Vivian Roberts. To do so, you have to get some valuable clues to the case before they are all auctioned off.
Right after watching the introduction, you find yourself standing in front of The Painscreek. You notice there’s a small house and, to your right side, there is an old police station. While you search, though, you find few reports about the murder of Vivian Roberts. I just love how I can go where ever I want as soon I get inside the main gate. Something that I noticed when I was wondering around was the presence of electricity boxes everywhere and that kinda made me giggle. The music atmosphere really got to me sometimes, which I truly enjoyed. I couldn’t stop thinking of how well the music fit into the game. Depending on what music was playing, I would get this chilling feeling, and if I was walking in a half darkened house, that effect got me really good. There is a soiled tutorial walkthrough which is very easy to understand. The option to change keybinds is there as well, which is always a plus.
This is EQ Studios’ first game and they have put a lot of work into it. I have enjoyed it since I first saw the menu screen. If you’re into solving mysteries and trying to figure out the killer, I highly recommend giving this game a try. Would I play more of their games if they create more games? I would, hands down to that. I Look forward to it if that happens.
- “Open world”-I can go where I please
- Loved the game music
- Backstory of why you’re investigating an old case that never got solved
- Beautiful game
- Small equipment and being able to store notes and pictures
- At few points, I felt “lag” when I couldn’t control my movements
- The introduction message goes by too fast and I couldn’t read it
Jaentan gives The Painscreek Killings a Drastik Measure 9 out of 10 (90)!
The Painscreek Killings is available on Steam for $19.99 (USD).