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Unless you have a strong stomach, I also suggest not eating while you play. Parts of the game have definite barf-bag potential. I consider this a plus, BTW. I'm quite impressed by the amount of genuine horror that's been successfully captured in Corrosion. Developer Daniel Lee Peach of Viperante really knows what he's doing when it comes to this sort of thing. Corrosion is the kind of game that shouldn't be rushed. Taking your time will enable you to savor every dreadful morsel it has to offer. Were it not for the game's first puzzle, I'd award Corrosion an A+. However, both the presence of the puzzle and the fact that players are hit with it right off the bat knocks the grade down to a A-. Still, that's not too shabby.
Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting isn’t an easy game, so it ended up being a good length, and it kept me engaged and wanting to play some more. It suited a lot of my preferences, and what didn’t appeal was outweighed by what did.
After ten hours of creeping through Cold Winter Farm’s eerie corridors, we sat back and considered the key question: is Corrosion actually scary? It’s surprisingly tough to answer. Playing alone in the dark with earphones, we were definitely creeped out. After unlocking the door to the medical lab or morgue, we hesitated before plunging inside, for fear of what we’d stumble into. Some of the contraptions we saw, including a particularly memorable chair, definitely surprised or shocked. Those with weak stomachs will also balk at some of the diary and computer entries, while the sinister music gets under your skin and creeps you out.
Corrosion - Cold Winter Waiting ist ein interessantes Spiel, das trotz technischer Unzulänglichkeiten in der Lage ist, die Motivation zum Weiterspielen aufrecht zu erhalten. Es nutzt die Neugier des Spielers, die Hintergründe des Geschehenen erfahren zu wollen, geschickt aus, indem es bröckchenweise Informationen heraus gibt. Die Mängel in der grafischen Präsentation treten dabei in den Hintergrund, so dass sie zumindest aus technischer Sicht ihren Zweck erfüllt. Die Spielzeit dürfte, je nachdem wie gut der Spieler die nötigen Informationen finden und verarbeiten kann, bei 5 bis 6 Stunden liegen. Corrosion kostet als Download knapp 19 Euro, damit dürfte das Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis gerade so passen.
It pains me to be so negative about a game that is clearly a labor of love, but there it is. Corrosion is sub-par in most departments, and average in the rest. There are so many similar, better-made games out there that it’s hard to recommend Corrosion at all. It commits many of the cardinal sins of adventure game design: obtuse, unforgiving puzzles, an utter lack of feedback, and an uninvolving storyline without the requisite tension. One can hope that the developer will take his obvious passion for adventure games and try again, learning from the mistakes that are so prominent in Corrosion. But this time around, players would be well served to do as the title suggests and keep they mystery of Cold Winter waiting.