Once anticipation far too abominable to accompany with us into the avant-garde gaming era, FMV has been adequate a bit of a renaissance over the aftermost decade, acknowledgment to amateur like Her Story and Alan Wake. If you're not familiar, it stands for full-motion video—in added words, it's back live-action filmed sequences are acclimated in videogames. Also, it turns out it can be acutely creepy.
Even in this new age of FMV appreciation, upcoming adaptation abhorrence bold Tenebris Somnia uses it in an abnormal way. As a woman investigating a abode bedeviled by terrors, you analyze a pixel art apple evocative of archetypal point-and-click chance games—Day of the Tentacle is what it brings to mind, for me. Colourful and a little cartoony, it doesn't bang too awful a tone—that is, until the bold cuts to an FMV arrangement for a afterpiece attending at a abominable scene, or the addition of a awfully askew monster.
Though there are alone a few abbreviate clips of the FMV in the bivouac and accepted demo, I'm absolutely afflicted so far. These alive activity sequences wouldn't attending awry in a big account abhorrence movie, and the effects—particularly the monster, a absolutely abhorrent cheating woman—are impressive, creative, and absolutely unsettling.
As it cuts aback to the pixel art world, aback your acuteness is bushing in all the blanks. The pixelated adaptation of the monster is rather beneath alarming out of context, but accepting aloof been apparent its 'real' form, your apperception about sees it as that. It's not absolutely seamless—the pixel art apple could angle to be a little darker and bluff for a bigger alloy amid the two. But again the actuality that the alteration can be a little arrant itself throws you off-balance—across a abounding playthrough I could see it actuality a abundant tension-building tool, as you adhere to the beneath anon aggressive absoluteness and alarming triggering the awful FMV scenes.
Though Tenebris Somnia doesn't yet accept a absolution date, you can get a aftertaste of it already by downloading the audience on Steam. Just don't let the monster get a aftertaste of you…