Anxiety: Lost Night is a point-and-click horror game originally built during the Ludum Dare 33 game jam and serves as the second game in the Anxiety series developed by Maxi & The Gang.
In Anxiety: Lost Night you play as a young woman who, after experiencing some sort of panic attack, finds her car has stalled at the side of the road. As the darkness presses in and her own feelings of unease steadily increase, she must find a way to push through her anxiety and successfully restart her vehicle. Anxiety: Lost Night gets a lot of things right. Its sound design is masterful and the click-and-drag interactions force you to focus on the screen, creating an excellent environment for some truly startling jump-scares.
As with any escape room-style game, there’s a good chance that at some point you’ll find yourself stuck. Unfortunately, this is where Anxiety: Lost Night’s slick execution starts to lose some of its sheen. Anxiety: Lost Night’s death mechanic only serves to frustrate, as each time you fail you are booted back to the very beginning of the game. The game also proceeds very linearly, with each item only becoming unlocked for interaction when the game allows it. Never the less, there is no doubt that Anxiety: Lost Night manages to fulfil its purpose as a horror game. The subtle familiarity of the car’s interior and the overall unsettling atmosphere combine exquisitely to deliver a game sure to send shivers down your spine.
Note: As the game reaches its conclusion, you’ll need to repeatedly turn off the various electrical apparatus. In order avoid game-overs, pay close attention to the strange sounds and disturbing visions experienced by Lisa and let them guide your decisions.
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