Narrated by one of the very popular British actors, Sean Bean, Kholat is an exploration adventure game with elements of horror, inspired by an actual event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident -a mysterious departure of Arab Russian hikers, which led to innumerable, unconfirmed hypotheses. The participant will plunge directly into the boundless scene of the inhospitable Ural Mountains with the task to find out what really happened. In the course of events, you might encounter more speculations than expected...
Narrated by one of the very popular British actors, Sean Bean, Kholat is an exploration adventure game with elements of horror, inspired by an actual event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident -a mysterious departure of nine Russian hikers, which led to innumerable, unconfirmed hypotheses. The participant will plunge into the boundless scenery of the inhospitable Ural Mountains with the task to find out what really happened. In the course of events, you might come across more speculations than anticipated...
Narrated by one of the most popular British celebrities, Sean Bean, Kholat is an exploration adventure game with elements of horror, inspired by a true event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident -a mysterious death of nine Russian hikers, which led to countless, unconfirmed hypotheses.
-mysterious death of Arab Russian hikers, that led to countless, unconfirmed hypotheses. Player will dive directly into boundless scenery of inhospitable Ural Mountains, with task to learn what really happened. In the course of events you may approach even more question marks.
It is important for exploratory titles such as Kholat to nail the atmosphere and the aesthetics, and this game absolutely delivers on both fronts, helped along with a cracking turn from Sean Bean as one of the narrators. The real-life mysteries of the Dyatlov Pass incident haven't been solved, and this game is a excellent means of interactively exploring such rich source material.
Kholat is a very shiver inducing and creepy experience. This isn't your casual total of jump scares horror game. What's scary about the sport is the narration, which is based on a true story, and the conditions your personality is put in. The music, the sound effects and the incredibly beautiful graphics allow you to find the world of Kholat come to life. This game gave me the shivers on every step and every sound effect that made me look around in panic. The atmosphere that is achieved is absolutely terrifying. The voice acting in the game is a wonderful touch that leads to the story. Sean Bean's narration is amazing. You learn more about the game using only your compass and map, which I found quite confusing initially. I got lost more times than I can count, but I understood that this is the purpose of the game. Getting lost and surviving in the unknown is scary. When I got used to the map and compass it got a bit easier. Besides the storm and the paranormal events in the sport, your enemy is a mysterious silhouette that I'll try not to spoil. The AI of the enemy is a bit questionable as it's too easy to trick it and skip the danger. Yet that does not take away from the creepy experience.There are collectibles in the game that fill in the gaps you may have in your mind about the story, but they don't really provide much replay value. But, Kholat is a unique experience that I would certainly recommend.
Kholat matches the stereotype of poor walking simulators: an attempt for an engaging narrative that ultimately fails because of monotonous game play. I see Kholat as a chance sorely missed. This might have been a superb atmospheric horror adventure but rather everything is so spread out that the vast majority of your play time will be walking through an empty trail with nothing happening. The graphics are great, the voice acting is very good, the music is great, the environment is great... but the game play is horribly boring.Kholat provides a special environment with an engaging narrative, but the game ultimately fails to offer much enjoyment because of the constant need to backtrack through vacant terrain and the Anomaly that will spawn in front of you, kill you, and force you to repeat up to 15 minutes of travel from the last save spot. Also, there is no manual save, so there is no way around this annoying feature.Here are some of the more noteworthy pitfalls from this game:This is the only game I've ever played where running really appears to slow you down. You almost immediately run out of endurance and then slow to a crawl to catch your breath.The map is almost entirely useless. The trails never actually seem to align with the points on the map, and a number of the trails you can walk on are not even marked. I'd find a new note, which provides a new marker on the road map, and every time I would think, 'How the hell did I get all of the way over here!? 'The Anomaly can spawn in front of you and kill you before you have time to respond or escape.You see coordinates written on rocks indicating where you can find something, yet there is no way to mark your map to record the coordinates.
It's a gorgeous game, as you can see in our Let's Play movie of Kholat's first fifteen minutes. One of the first commercially-available titles made using the Unreal 4 engine, there are dizzying, snowy particle effects in amongst the beautifully haunting snowy peaks of the Urals.
Raconté level l'un des acteurs britanniques les plus populaires, Sean Bean, Kholat est un jeu d'aventure et d'exploration comprenant des éléments d'horreur, inspiré par un fait divers réel connu comme l'affaire du col Dyatlov -la mort mystérieuse de neuf randonneurs russes, qui a mené à d'innombrables hypothèses jamais confirmées.