September 11th, 2019


Identity V

It's been some time since I posted. And I have to admit I have been kind of lazing around, preparing myself mentally for the upcoming new job and company. I haven't even actually been going to exercise much.

But mainly, it's because I started playing a new mobile game -- Identity V!!

Identity V is a 1v4 asymmetrical survival horror game with a Tim Burton-esque style, gothic visuals, and a suspenseful story line. (Copied from Wiki).

To make it simpler, Identity V is a survival game, with 4 survivors vs 1 hunter. The player can choose to be either one of the 4 survivors or to be the Hunter. The survivors' objective is to decode 5 cipher machines so as to open the gate to escape. The Hunter's objective is to capture the survivors and stop them from escaping. Game play is pretty clear and easy, where you control the joint stick and run around the map to get to the machines or to run away from the Hunter or to chase the survivors. It's Hide and Seek X Catching in a Chucky type of horror setting.

I actually installed and tried the game when it was first launched last year. But I got freaked out by the game, found it too stressful and uninstalled the game before even completing the tutorial. But recently I decided to try it again and totally fell in love with it.

Granted, it is not an easy game. I'm still very bad at running away from the Hunter and I lose my direction all the time. There were even a few times where I couldn't find the gate to escape and was eventually captured by the Hunter. But it was still fun.

Since the players are generated randomly, every game is different. Some survivors are friendly and helpful, they will come save or heal you when you are captured or hurt. Some are really pros and decode the machines at godspeed. Some are amazing at rescuing captured survivors or getting the Hunter's attention. Being a newbie, I'm still losing many times and getting sent off by the rocket chair, I'm not good at saving my team mates but I heal them whenever I can. And the occasional victory and escape are very satisfying and that's what gets me back into the game again and again.

Not sure how long this game can keep my attention. But I think this is going to work out pretty long.