Lake ridden is a first person puzzle driven story driven adventure game from the creators at Midnight Hub, Lake ridden sets you up in a spooky yet stunningly beautiful environment. As you wander around the dark woods trying to solve the mystery of the story you encounter puzzles and challenges that really make the player have to think and look around. At times I found some of the puzzles frustrating but many would say that’s because thinking is not my strong point! While the game cleverly leads you were you need to go you do feel like you are trapped in a much larger world, the game sounds really add to the depth of the game with birds and the rustling from bushes really make you spin round to check you are not being followed the atmosphere really does draw you in.
The game provides a good hint system for those puzzles that you just don’t get your head round and a decent objective screen so you know you are on the right track, on your journey you will find clues, letters, books and other documents that all help towards solving those pesky puzzles. While I only have a couple of hours into the game the story has me wanting to go back and see how it all ends, While I won’t be dropping spoilers the game builds on the story well providing back history to what might be going on this then gets the mind racing to what could be happening right now in the game.
The controls are as simple as it comes which make it easy to just concentrate on the narrative and the mystery that is Lake Ridden, Lake Ridden has a playtime of 6-9 hours according to Midnight Hub which I feel is a decent amount of time for the current game. I would forward to potential dlc content maybe around the previous history that you are given throughout the game but I do feel you could replay the game as with the amount of puzzles you would be unlucky to remember how to do them all.
Lake Ridden is a fantastic story driven adventure puzzle game giving players the chance to lose themselves in a beautiful and immersive environment, if you fancy a brain teasing challenging and at sometimes frustrating game then Lake Ridden is a great game for you!