In Sound Mind

released on Sep 28, 2021

In Sound Mind is an imaginative first-person psychological horror with frenetic puzzles, unique boss fights, and original music. Journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape - your own mind.

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Mannequins are the real homies frfr.
I played this for the music by the living tombstone. Bottom of the pit was by far the stand out track. I loved that one enough I sang it at a concert

Very unique and creative psychological / horror game that oftentimes forgets the horror altogether to deliver hit or miss whimsical humor and somewhat high octane but clunky action.

An overall slightly awkward but still remarkable experience.

I feel very mixed about this game, i really enjoyed it mechanically and thematically and found that it portrayed such a respectful and interesting view on mental illness, nothing groundbreaking but definitely empathetic and understanding, as opposed to demonizing which is ever too common in terms of mental illness in horror, but mechanically it feels extremely similar to a fault to resident evil 7, albeit with much worse combat and hitboxes. While i did praise it for its mental illness portrayal, it has a "twist" later on that kind of deflates a lot of the internal issues it was building up that really sours some of the plot for me.

PS:living tombstone's work on this is absolute ass

This was a pretty fun horror game! It didn't scare me that much truth be told, but I like the mental health angle it approached, and appreciated how it made it out to be not a problem or issue but something to overcome and better yourself as. If I had any complaint it would be that some of the levels can be a little long and exhausting by the end, but besides that I greatly enjoyed my playthrough!

I'm not gonna rate it since I only played for an hour. The only reason I write this review is to warn people about the Switch port.
Truly the worst port I've ever experienced. Absolutely inexcusable that they released the game like that.