The PSVR demo for Transference from Elijah Wood's VR company SpectreVision is giving me nightmares.
"We want you take off the gear and still feel unsettled." -Lisa Whalen CEO of SpectreVision
I would say that Lisa Whalen is just doing her best to hype up the upcoming SpectreVision psychological horror title but then the nightmares keep coming back. Never has a game demo seeped into my psyche so much that I now dream using the layouts and elements presented in the demo.
Yeah I get it "Do you even horror game bro?" and yes I do. I absolutely love horror games, from ClockTower to RE7 I have played many a horror game and consider myself able to handle them.
Transference is something else. The game feels like I am in David Cronenberg film staring Freddy Krueger in which I watch The Cell with them both. Transference is a psychological thriller and the first game collaboration between SpectreVision and Ubisoft looking to bridge the gap between movies and games.
The demo tells the destructive tale of a man’s obsession as you explore his digitally recreated memories and solve puzzles with a very unique art style to unveil the truth behind these troubled case subjects. The main puzzle that got my attention was a Jenga style puzzle to open a door, this puzzle made great use of the VR space and added to the nightmare.
My issue is that I literally cannot get the game out of my head. I have been having dreams that use the level and art design of the demo and this is very disturbing to me. The game deals with PTSD and has triggered some of those elements in my mind. This is fucking mind fuck!
Spectrevision is actor Elijah Wood’s development company and they are bringing something special to VR when it launches for PlayStation VR on Sept 18, it will also be on Xbox in non-VR and on PC.