Layers of Fear Gameplay Looks Nice but Suffers from Appalling Frame Rate

Layers of Fear makes its way to a full retail release on consoles (PS4/Xbox One) having been available on PC since last year. The game offers some atmospheric moody adventuring as players assume the role of a painter looking to finish his masterpiece. It’s a chilling game that’s full of tension and little else and whilst not for everyone is well made in its design. However, on Xbox One at least the game suffers from an appalling frame-rate which severely hampers the playing experience. Take a look at our Layers of Fear gameplay video (from the Xbox One version) to get a taste of what to expect before dropping the £15.99 entrance fee.

About Layers of Fear:

You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You’ve created countless pieces of art, but never anything like…this. Why haven’t you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners—soon, they’ll all see. But something’s still missing…

You look up, startled. That melody… Was that a piano? It sounded just like her… But, no—that would be impossible. She’s gone. They’re all gone.
Have to focus. How long has it taken to get to this point? Too long, but it doesn’t matter. There will be no more distractions. It’s almost finished. You can feel it. Your creation. Your Magnum Opus.

Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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